My husband gets up when it is still dark out and walks or paddles out to the 'office' before the sun is up.
So there is no chance of knowing what the state will be like in his office before he actually gets there ready to take on the day.
On this particular day the office was a no-go zone and had turned into a lake.
You know it is flat when John comes walking back in from the reef and the time has not even reached 06.30. No point in going out even for me then.