A daredevil surfer is seen on video paddling near the active lava-flowing Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.
It’s 30-year-old Alison Teal, who is now being called the “female Indiana Jones.” The surfer has fulfilled a lifelong dream of doing what's called “hot surfing.”
Kilauea Volcano is erupting on the Big Island of Hawaii and flowing into the ocean for the first time since 2011, according to Teal’s YouTube channel.
Here’s a look:
Wow! Now that I've had a moment to process perhaps the most powerful experience of my life I wanted to share this with you all. When I was a baby & building our handmade home, we would sleep under the stars on the lava & during the day I would learn to swim in the tide pools & lie on the sun-warmed lava rocks for hours asking everyone, be it local fisherman, wise Kahuna, or my parents to tell me a story about Pele, the goddess of the volcano & how she formed my "playground." As the years passed the ancient lava field in front of my house became the only Hawaii "playground" I knew. With a life of constant travel for my papa’s adventure photography, coming back to Hawaii & seeing lava made me feel at home - it was literally & figuratively the rock in my life. Thus when the I received the invite from photographer @perrinjames1 to combine my love for the ocean with my love for lava & be truly in the elements watching the earth give birth, I was honored. We met with appropriate Hawaiian elders, leaders, & kahunas, to make sure to follow every aspect of cultural protocol. Pele, the goddess of the Volcano, is a highly respected & often feared force in Hawaii & very specific traditions must be followed to avoid certain death - if she does not want you there, you will know! After the adventure, they pointed out the face of Pele in the lava with two glowing eyes & hot molten hair, & said she was excited to meet us. Do you see it? I plan to share the power I felt with children across the globe to stand as a fiery source of confidence against injustice, bullying, terrorism, gender inequality, religious warfare, & planetary pollution. I hope to inspire everyone to travel & experience the inspiration found in nature - even if it's your own back yard! Challenge yourself & go fearlessly forward toward your dreams. It was humbling watching earth being formed & it made me feel more connected to nature & the ocean then ever before & instilled me a greater responsibility for helping to take care of our planet for future generations to enjoy. Lava you all **I don't recommend for anyone to do. The water is boiling, fumes are lethal, & ocean is treacherous!