Hawaii's Old Faithful
Legend has it a giant lizard once guarded this stretch of the south Kauai shoreline. Upon chasing an invader into a lava tube, it became stuck and languishes there to this day. Visitors can still hear its pained cries at Spouting Horn, a blowhole that frequently bursts 50-foot spouts of seawater into the air. The cry begins as a deep growl as the water rushes through the narrow lava passage before it’s forced skyward in a hissing plume of incandescent spray. This incredible sound–likened by many to that of a dragon–sets this “puhi” apart and has established this spot as a popular attraction. Set on a dramatic dark rocky coastline, this phenomenon is at its best during high tide and at its most beautiful at sunset. Regardless of when it’s witnessed, it’s an understated, unusual, and unforgettable exhibit of natural beauty…the stuff of legends.
The sound that comes from the water spouting through the holes in the rock is a growling sound that I will never forget! This is one of the most beautiful places to come and meditate! We didn't want to leave! In fact, on our 8 day trip we came back several times to watch the sunset and to shop at the strip of booths right there by the Spouting Horn. We got lots of souvenirs there, and the women that work in the booths are so very friendly! And the chickens seem to be very happy in that location, because they are abundant!
Spouting Horn and More Nearby
Lawai Rd, Kauai, Hawaii 96756