Originally in Hawaii islands to movie the newest sequel of their Brazil TV system named Kaiak for Route OFF, Socci informs us that the group didn't really know what to anticipate. He recounts the day for us:
"We got out of bed at 3:30 AM to be in the harbor at 4 AM and get there at 5:45 AM, before sunrise, to get the best light to see the lava and the kayaks on water. We got there and for the first 20 minutes we were just looking at everything and trying to figure out what to do... then Pedro decided to get on his kayak and go for it.... We didn't expect that."
"As a water photographer myself I was trying to get into the water but it was impossible, the water was about 90 degrees Celsius and there were lots of lava particles floating that could burn anything in seconds... even the kayaks came out of the water with some 'scars' from the floating lava!!!"
Socci's amazing pictures say it all as the fantastic melted stone can be seen oozing its way into the water just a few legs away from the daredevil kayakers. Like a landscape directly from an interesting activity series, the place is loaded with stunning vapor, curly ocean, and warp speed lava. Actually, Oliva even captured one of his oars on flame due to its contact with the lava moves. As a cautionary concept, he says :
"I hope people don't see these images and think that it is safe to paddle so close to the lava because really it's not safe at all."
Alexandre Socci Pedro Oliva kayaking kilauea Photo
Source : Alexandre Socci website