This clip of a surfer getting way, way too close to the ocean lava entry of Kila…


This clip of a surfer getting way, way too close to the ocean lava entry of Kilauea Volcano was the most popular volcano video on Youtube during 2016. I’d like to stress some bits of the caption:

“Pele, the goddess of the Volcano, is a highly respected and often feared force in Hawaii and very specific traditions must be followed to avoid certain death. We consulted with the Elders for their guidance, permission, and followed precise cultural protocol.

I do not recommend doing this nor encourage it EVER, the water is boiling, the fumes are lethal and the ocean conditions are beyond treacherous.”

Last week there was a collapse of part of the delta she swam near in this shot, in case you’d like to know why I said that (https://tmblr.co/Zyv2Js2GfOfYB). If you can get permission it’s probably do-able, boats sometimes get this close, but yeah I wouldn’t do this. I do respect that they consulted local elders first though.

Adventure host Alison Teal is the first female to try surfing at the base of an active lava-flowing volcano. Kilauea Volcano is erupting on the Big Island of…

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