Samoa Field Recording 02 – Alofaaga Blow Holes, Taga

Alofaaga Blowholes

The variation from these blowholes was huge – here’s a waveform grab of a four minute sequence:

Taga waveform

Having been there for a while you could predict how big each blast was going to be, by the height of the approaching wave…. And you will notice in the video, there was a sequence of big, bigger & really freaking BIG waves came crashing in and @0.42 just before the third blast, the camera does a bit of a lurch, as I momentarily feared for my life (or at least my recorders lives) and ducked down to get a good solid hold of my recorder bag, ready to run like hell! One of those moments I shall never forget….

Recorded at the Alofaaga Blow Holes, Taga, Savai’i, Samoa

Samoa map

4 Responses to Samoa Field Recording 02 – Alofaaga Blow Holes, Taga

  1. Rene says:

    who is that guy, and what’s he throwing in there?

    • tim says:

      He was a local who appeared out of nowhere & requested I pay him, for throwing coconut husks into the blowhole – seems its his party trick. I happily paid him – I was on private property etc but had to ask him to please be quiet, as he would shriek with laughter each time a big wave came in & his coconut husk went flying

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