When flipping through the Honolulu Advertiser during my lunch break on Friday, I was drawn to the photos of two men on stand-up paddle boards paddling in the ocean close to the where the lava is flowing into the ocean on the Big Island.
Here is a portion of the article, Paddling with Pele: ** (link no longer works)
The ocean was calm off the Big Island three weeks ago, yet that’s when Reid Inouye and Leleo Kinimaka shared their most memorable day of stand-up paddle surfing.
“It was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Kinimaka said. “I will never forget that day for the rest of my life.”
Paddling in the presence of a mythical Hawaiian goddess can be that powerful.
Inouye, Kinimaka, two photographers and others aboard a boat crew ventured off the southeast coast of the Big Island on that day. Inouye and Kinimaka rode their stand-up paddle boards in the ocean area where the current lava flow from Kilauea is spilling into the ocean.
**UPDATE: The original article is no longer active. I deleted 1 of the 2 photos since I can no longer find any source for that photo. Here is a new link for the photo above.
Can you imagine paddling that close to the lava? Best view in the house for sure!