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Splash's Kauai talk. There are some pictures too.

Another Tsunami

Mar-11-2011 Fri

01_TsunamiYesterday there was a very big earthquake in Japan.
This resulted in a devastating tsunami in Japan.
The wave was expected to reach Kauai at about 3:00 am this morning. We met at Port Allen at 1:30 am to get the boats out of the Harbor. The largest waves came by in the night.

02_TsunamiIn the morning there was still some surging of the harbor.

Here the water rushing out of Port Allen creates a standing wave by the breakwater. Soon it would stop and then rush back in.

03_TsunamiHere is what the corner of the pier looked like with high water.

04_TsunamiFour minutes later this is the same corner of the pier.

05_TsunamiSame corner with about the highest water level that I saw.

06_TsunamiHere is the small boat harbor at Port Allen. The water is flooding it.
During the night I heard that the water was flooding the parking lot where the police car is.

07_TsunamiHere is the small boat harbor with high water.

08_TsunamiThe water drains from the small boat harbor.

09_TsunamiThis is the same finger pier about 2 minutes after high water.

Fortunately for Hawaii this Tsunami did not do much damage here.
It did continue across the California where waves up to 6 feet were reported in California.

Hula Hoike 2011

Feb-5-2011 Sat

01_Hoike_2011Leilani Rivera Bond and Halau Hula o Leilani have their annual Hoike on the first Saturday of February.

02_Hoike_2011It starts off with Joy playing the part of Pele. Mele "Aia La O Pele I Hawaii".

03_Hoike_2011Special guests this year were Kumu Kaui and Miss Aloha Hula 2010 of Hula Halau·O Kamuela.

04_Hoike_2011Miss Aloha Hula, Mahealani Mika Hirao Solem dances Auana to "Mokihana Lullaby ". 

05_Hoike_2011Here Mika dances Kahiko. Mele "Ua Nani Haena I Ka Ehu Kai".

06_Hoike_2011Here Mika and Kumu Kaui Kamanao dance together to "Po Lailai".

07_Hoike_2011Of course this is Halau Hula O Leilani and here the Kaikamahine dances to "Hanohano Hanalei" and "Hoola Lahui Hawaii".

08_Hoike_2011Here the Kaikamahine dance with their poi balls to a New Zealand song.

09_Hoike_2011Leilani leads the Wahine in a New Zealand dance with the short poi balls. Unfortunately Auntie Val was not able to dance this night.

10_Hoike_2011Next we go to the Tahitian dance "Manu Rere Hau".

11_Hoike_2011Bernard Carvalho (Kauai's Mayor) also sang "These Islands for the girls.

12_Hoike_2011Naia a new member of the Halau was also dancing.

13_Hoike_2011Naia with Kumu Kaui Back Stage.

14_Hoike_2011Here is Naia with the Mayor.

Tsunami -2

Sep-29-2009 Tue

421This morning there was a large earthquake about 125 miles Southwest of Samoa. It had a magnitude of about 8.0. It created a tsunami that hit Samoa soon afterward with much damage and loss of life.

451There was a tsunami watch for Hawaii. After a few hours it was cancelled. There was still an advisory for unusual currents and sea changes. Most people never noticed any changes.

421tp451One thing about tsunamis is that the height of the waves vary a lot locally. On Kauai Nawiliwili harbor usually has big changes in sea level.

451to455Here are some pictures showing two of the highs that I observed and the lowest that I observed. I missed the largest waves by over an hour. I heard that the whole dock was about 6 inches underwater during the largest waves.

455I have put a couple of pictures together to show the difference in height.