Swimming with sharks and selfies on skyscrapers have nothing on adventure enthusiast Alison Teal, who claims to be the first woman to ever surf right next to an erupting, lava-spewing volcano.
Described as the ‘Female Indiana Jones’, Ms Teal was photographed riding the waves on her pink surfboard inches away from the exploding Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Underwater photographer Perrin James has taken some stunning shots and a video of Ms Teal’s ‘humbling and breathtaking’ experience.
“With the guidance, support, and prayer of the elders, and following cultural protocol, I paddled within feet of hot lava rivers pouring into the ocean. It was humbling and breathtaking. The rawness, the heat, the crackling and hissing sounds, the reality check that we live on a planet that is alive,” she said on Facebook.
Teal, who travels around the world seeking out life-changing challenges, has now become the first person ever to ride around an active volcano – using her pink surfboard.
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