A surf legend rescued a group of 15 girls during a flood in Hawaii.
The girls were at a sleepover surf camp and got caught in the severe flooding that has been devastating the island of Kauai since last weekend. That’s when Laird Hamilton, a legendary big wave surfer, came to the rescue.
One of the flood victims, Leila Hurst tweeted, “No, we did not have a fun day on the boat. This is us getting RESCUED! Thank you to the man @lairdhamiltonsurf, you absolute animal! Saving 15 little GIRLS! Are you kidding me?”
And Hamilton didn’t just help the group of girls, he reportedly spent the entire day helping stranded people. Hundreds were evacuated from the area last weekend. The flooding also displaced some wild bison which tried to flee by running towards the ocean and forced cowboys to chase them down the beach.
A Kaui official says the floods are the worst natural disaster to hit the island in the last 25 years. Thanks to people like Hamilton and other kind volunteers who have been helping victims, there are currently no reported injuries. Officials don’t know exactly how many people have been displaced, saying that their rescue efforts are ongoing.