Aloha! The lava activity has picked up and this can be attributed to the ongoing inflation of the past few days. Our groups were able to safely approach surface flows, which were a bit further than they have been recently. Multiple surface breakouts occurred in the time we were there. To see these flows adds on another 1 1/2 mi to the total roundtrip hike. At the ocean entry, the lava activity has also picked up and a portion of the bench had fallen in earlier in the day and was witnessed by our morning tour that had gone out at 8:00 am. By the evening a new piece of the bench had already been added to the existing Delta. The ocean entry was visible from a safe distance and was awesome to see. Now is a good time to join our tour and experience this for yourself, Aloha!