Pele’s surface lava continues to breakout on the Pali.. both pahoehoe and a/a flows were observed this morning. She has also advanced about a quarter mile toward the ocean on the coastal flats. Break outs continue a considerable distance above the Pali as well, and she continues to build her new lava delta at the Kamokuna ocean entry. Pu’u ‘O’o was inaccessible today… surrounded by clouds. Huge mahalo to Paradise Helicopters’ pilot Pete Stachowicz… Veteran Pilot Ducky, Leilani, Special Guest Matt Austin, Bruce Omori and I wish everyone a safe Memorial Day Weekend. Paradise Helicopters no ka oi!!!
Catch the Lava action with tours departing from Hilo & Kona on the Big Island:
If you want to feel the awesome heat of the volcano and take some incredible photos – don’t forget to add our “doors off” option to your tour for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience.