by the Left Coast Rebel
I love the Big Island of Hawaii. I visited for a couple of weeks 2 1/2 years ago and stayed near Kona on the west side of the Big Island. The tsunami yesterday did the worst damage on the western, Kona side of the Big Island.
The following videos were taken yesterday at Kona. Language Warning in some of the videos.
This video shows the tidal surge, 100 photos taken over a 45-minute period, from the Royal Kona Resort:
This one clearly shows the tide receding, only to come rushing back up. Taken off Alii Drive near Kona, Hawaii:
This guy got a little too close for comfort:
This girl was standing (trapped) on the seawall on Alii Drive in Kona:
This guy is across the street from the girl above:
This shows damage to buildings in Kona:
Say it ain't so, Bubba Gumps was damaged: