We all have seen the recent reports of “jaw dropping” volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii. News outlets tend to sensationalize reality to achieve that “jaw dropping” effect for the benefit of ratings. Here on the west side of the island it is actually quite safe. We do have some VOG here on this side; however, we have certainly seen it worse. Below is a link to a webcam at the swim start of XTERRA Hawai’i Island, we encourage you to check out this cam, as well as others and make an informed decision.