Aloha everyone! Lava continued to flow on the surface and also into the ocean at this time. Minor fluctuations at both summits have made lava viewing to a minimum. At Halemaumau crater, the lava lake had rose and fall pretty significantly in past couple days which made lava activity at a high level still. There was no drop in activity ever since this eruption had started. As for the ocean entry, lava continued to enter two locations. The more eastern entry was the most active and the safest entry point to view. Beautiful lava cascading down into the ocean was seen at the ocean entry. A new formed black sand beach has been forming near the ocean entry which made viewing real cool at this time. Beautiful surface flows could be seen also. Nice rivers of lava continued to spread near the ocean entry. These flows were easy to view. Our guests stood just feet away from the actual flow. This could be you. Come and join us on our next available tour. Hope to see you soon.
Aloha! Surface flows were near the ocean entry and safely approachable. The surface breakouts were flowing down the side of the cliff and onto the ever changing lava bench area. These flows were very nice and as night fell the colors could be seen even better. Many surface breakouts were seen and they were awesome. The ocean entries were just as amazing as lava was flowing and dripping into the ocean non-stop. Even the waves couldn’t stop the continuous lava flow. Our guided lava hikes were successful tonight. Another great night, Aloha!
Aloha Folks! We had another great night as we were able to safely view both the surface flows and the ocean entry. The lava bench is slowly getting bigger as each day passes. One thing that is a constant at the ocean entry is that it won’t ever look the same as each hour passes, so each day it looks different. This is the same for surface flows, but if there aren’t any breakouts inflation and the cooling of the lava will change the surface of the lava overnight. Overall activity remains fairly the same as the past few days. The weather is good and lava activity is good as well, Aloha!
Aloha Kakou! The lava activity is still good and there are surface flows that are still near the ocean entry point, which makes it possible to see both without having to hike very far in between. The ocean entry is very active and there are three main entry points of which two are visible. The third entry point is inside or near the eastern boundary of the Hawaii Volcanos National Park. The surface breakouts are occurring on the side of the lava tube system, which is feeding the flow field and ocean entry. Really good activity at this time (and the weather isn’t bad as well). Till next time, Aloha!
Aloha Gang! The activity was great once again and both surface flows and ocean entries were active. Multiple surface flows could be safely approached and these flows were near the ocean entry, so we didn’t have to go far to see either. We went back and forth between both of these areas and both were spectacular. Every once in a while we would see a littoral explosion at the ocean entry and bits of lava were visibly being thrown into the air. As night fell these pieces that looked black in the daylight were red at night. Great activity, Aloha!
Aloha Everyone! The activity on this night was great and we were able to safely view surface flowing lava and lava entering the ocean. There were many surface breakouts that were visible. The lava bench area had collapsed further and is quite “small” now. A new bench is forming in the meantime, but this could collapse at any time once it gets too big to handle it’s own weight. There was also a surface flow at the base of the Pali, which could be seen from our position. This was another great night, Aloha!
Aloha everyone! Lava flow tours last night was again an incredible success. All of our guests were just happy in the out come of our guided Lava tour we provide. Lava flows continued to flow on the surface and also into the ocean. Both of those were awesome and easy to view. The surface flows continued to spread over the previous ocean entry. Spreading out over just about 100 yards wide. Nice cascading rivers of lava and oozing pahoehoe flows could be seen on all of our tours. At the ocean entry, multiple entry points could be seen safely and easily. The whole entire Lava bench had collapsed into the ocean making viewing very interesting. Lava flows started to create a new tube system. Now the ocean entry has started to create a new Lava bench. Come and join now while the Lava is hot. Mahalo!