February 13,2013 Guided Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Lava flows on the coastal plains remained active with a few ocean entries and lots of surface activity. The ocean entry was amazing as always but seems to be slowing just a bit. There were 4 entry points that was visible from our vantage point but clearly at dark there were more entry points just south of our viewing point. The southern part of the ocean entry was not visible from our point but we could see the bright glow from the south entry points. The most eastern ocean entry still remained active but sluggish. The ocean entries were awesome though. As for the surface flows our guests were treated to some impressive breakouts just feet away from there feet. We were blessed with some rivers of Lava entering the ocean and also some surface activity just cascading into a low crevasse. The viewing was safe and awesome. Both of the activity such as surface activity and ocean entry activities are rear at this time. Our guests were treated with both. Book a tour now while the Lava is flowing. Aloha and A Hui Hou!

 

 

 

February 12, 2013 Morning Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! The lava activity is high and the ocean entry is still going into the ocean at multiple points. There is a new finger of lava that hit the ocean late last night or early this morning. We happened to be fishing on our boat this morning and caught some photos of the new ocean entry and the older ones as well. The new finger of lava has moved slightly eastward and has entered the ocean approximately 100 yards east of the closest ocean entry point. This new finger adds to the width of the entire ocean entry area, which is approximately a quarter of a mile wide. There was a big Di deflation that happened two days ago, but after a few hours the deflation switched to inflation and has been inflating ever since. Overall activity is great at this time and can be expected to be good for the next few days. Until next time, Aloha!

February 07,2013 Guided Lava Walk Update

Aloha everyone!Our Guided Lava Tour last night was awesome. We were able to view both types of flows. Ocean entry and a beautiful surface flow which we could safely approach. The surface flows were located just above the ocean entry just about 100 meters. Little rivers of Lava and slow flowing pillowy  Lava was able to be witnessed on the flow field. At the ocean entry, the flows were steady and active. A little slow but still an awesome sight. 5 entry points could be visible last night. The most eastern flow started to create a Lava bench because of a steady tube system being fed by Pu’u O’o crater. Lava also could be seen cascading down the sea cliff and entered the ocean from our viewing point. All of our guests were happy. Come join our tour and feel the heat right next to your feet. Aloha!

 

February 04,2013 Guided Lava Walk Update

Aloha everyone! Inflation and Deflation at the same time makes activity unusual. Heavy Inflation at Halemaumau crater shows that the Lava reservoir beneath Kilauea has been filling up and remained full. The Lava lake at Halemaumau crater has rose above the inner ledge of the crater and the glow of the crater is high at this time. At Pu’u O’o crater, it is the completely the opposite. Pu’u O’o crater tilt meter has recorded on going deflation. The Lava lake in Pu’u O’o still remained high and active with spattering from two sources in the crater. A south spattering cone which this cone has minor spattering and lava flows over spilling the cone and flowed on to the crater floor and a northeast cone which is the most active. The cause of deflation could be because of many breakouts happening close to the crater. There is a North flow which is stretching from the crater just about 1 1/2miles and flowing north towards the town of Pahoa but poses no threat to the town. But that flow has been  very active also. Then there is a huge breakout just east of the crater between Pu’u O’o and Royal Gardens subdivision. This flow could be seen from a helicopter tour. The glow from this flow could be seen from the coastal plains and then the  the coastal flows have also been very active. This could be the reason of massive deflation. Many flows at one time from Pu’u O’o crater.

As for our Guided Lava tours, the ocean entry views were awesome. 5 different ocean entries and all 5 were visible for our guests. A nice surface flow could be witnessed up close and personal. Lava flows were wide spread but easy to get to. The surface activity has been active for he past week which is awesome. All of our guests were extremely happy. Book a tour now while the Lava is flowing. Aloha and have a great day.

February 02,2013 Guided Lava Walk Update

Aloha! Very steady fluctuations at the summit of Kilauea made the ocean entry and surface activity just above the coast very active. At Halemaumau crater,the Lava lake has been high for the past few days with some periods of over flowing the inner ledge of the crater. The tilt meter had recorded steep fluctuations with each deflation a steep inflation occurred with in 24 hours. This events has made LAVA viewing exciting and awesome. At Pu’u O’o crater, Spattering at the northeast cone and also the south cone remain active also. Lava flows had over flowed both spattering sources and flowed onto the crater floor. The North flank breakouts have flowed North of the crater and remained flowing towards the North towards the Town of Pahoa. This flows has not pose any threat to any homes yet but this flows is almost 1 1/2 miles away from the crater. A nice sky light could be seen north of the crater just next to the spattering cone and LAVA lake. Pu’u O’o is very active at this time.

As far as our tours, Our guided Lava Tour was amazing and incredible again. Lava could be seen flowing into the sea in a few different entry points. That was awesome but the surface activity was impressive. To view Lava flowing right at your feet in big shelfs moving at a time is awesome. And also to view both points of Lava at one time(Ocean entry and Surface flows) were perfect. The weather held up and made viewing perfect. Book a tour now while Lava is Hot. ALOHA!

This is a Photo of our private tour with W magazine from New York. We would like say a big Mahalo to David Okita(Pilot). This pilot is the best on the island and credentials and the authority to land anywhere on the island. Getting the approval from civil defense and the property owners made this tour possible. Mahalo!

February 02, 2013 – Guided Lava Hike

Aloha Folks! The activity that we are seeing out at the flow field is going very well. We are seeing good surface flows and good ocean entry at this time. The tiltmeter is currenty recording  an ongoing inflation at Halemaumau and a slight DI deflation at Pu’u O’o. The tiltmeter records the DI inflation and deflation at Pu’u  O’o and Halemaumau crater. At night the glow from Pu’u O’o can be seen slightly  and there is a bright glow near the base of the Pali. This bright glow is nice surface flow that has been at the base of the Pali for approximately 2 weeks. There are surface flows that are visible and we were able to get up close to them safely. The ocean entry still has multiple entry points.

Last night we had a tour with a film crew and we hired a Private Helicopter to do it. After getting all the required paperwork in order, we met the pilot near our office along with the film crew. The whole crew was flown out and they did their shoot after being at the lava for some time. The helicopter was a quick tour and the few trips that it had was finished quickly. Lots of great activity at this time. Till next time, Aloha