Roger Lukas is a surfer from Cape Cod who found warm waters (and better waves) in Hawaii. As a Professor in the University of Hawaii Department of Oceanography, he specializes in equatorial Pacific ocean circulation and thermodynamics, seeking even warmer waters and bigger (Kelvin) waves. In order to schedule his waking life around the surf, he taught himself how to forecast the waves several days in advance. Finding this lead time insufficient, he has been studying interannual climate dynamics so that he can schedule his legitimate research activities a year or more ahead without missing good swells. These studies inadvertently led to the COARE experiment, leaving him almost no time for surfing.