Daredevil kayaker's oar catches fire as he explores coastline beneath erupting Hawaiian volcano


Pravda Report


Published on Apr 4, 2013

Pedro Oliva paddles within feet of molten lava flows while carrying his kayak in Kauai, Hawaii. A DAREDEVIL kayaker runs with a flaming oar after it caught light on molten lava. Fearless Pedro Oliva, from Brazil, paddled within feet of the red-hot lava flows pouring down from Kilauea volcano, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. But as if that wasn't enough, he decided to get out and explore the expanding coastline - on foot, setting fire to the paddle. Wearing white sunglasses to protect him from the lavas glare, Pedro walked on recently cooled flows which rapidly expand the islands size. Carrying his kayak and oar on his shoulder, he nonchalantly posed for photos - even taking time to drink a can of drink. Pedro was part of an expedition to explore some of Hawaii's lesser known kayaking routes with Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesberry. They were filming the latest leg of TV program Kaiak, an adventure kayak series aired on Brazilian channel Canal Off. During the trip the team explored four islands - Big Island, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu - scouting over 300 waterfalls and rivers.

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