Damon Tucker over at DamonTucker.com filmed this for his blog. Damon lives on the Big Island of Hawaii, he has a lot of great articles to read at his blog. Big Island Hawaii is not an an island I’ve been to, but it’s on the list.
Damon was at a blowhole there on Big Island recently and took this amazing video. It’s amazing because it doesn’t appear the diver has a lot of room for error when he jumps.
Blowholes usually eject (spray) a lot of water out of a small crack in the lava, the one in this video isn’t doing that. These blowhole pictures show what blowholes are known for…
Photo credit: Nakalele Blowhole, west side Maui. Flickr.com user: tomeppy.
(Photo credit: Hawaii Blowhole. Flickr.com user: ewen and donabel)
Some people die each year at one of the blowhole locations in Hawaii. Usually people get caught unaware by the force of a large surge of water out of the hole, get knocked off-balance and fall into the blowhole – sometimes head first. Be careful when you go to check them out – they’re great fun – but can be really dangerous too.
Some Blowhole locations:
Oahu – close to Sandy Beach.
Maui – west side, past Kahana, near rock stacking location.
Big Island – South Point
Kauai – Spouting Horn
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