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:
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.
(photos are linked to the original article)
Can you imagine paddling that close to the lava? Best view in the house for sure!
If you get the chance, check out the rest of the article.