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Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby haiku » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:04 am

Hi. During a lesson a young kiter was kiting at Ka'a Point when something went wrong with the kite, forced her to go to shore swimming. He left the board behind and when she was on the beach with her instructor, both saw it attacked a couple of time by a shark. For the entire story this is the link:

http://mauinow.com/2013/08/13/witnesses-shark-apparently-bites-unmanned-board-at-ka%CA%BBa-point/

Unlike a recent attack on the south coast fortunately this time only the board got "hurt" :D .
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Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby Hawaiis » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:22 am

Ever since the law makers ban shark fins in Hawaii, there have been noted increases of shark attacks. I guess the law makers think surfer's lives are not as important as the sharks. Sharks are not even endangered like the turtle or the Monk seals they prey on.

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Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby MikeYQM » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:04 am

That is the most moronic statement I have heard in a very long time. Do you really think shark finning is an acceptable means to reduce shark attacks? Perhaps someone ought to cut off your arms & legs then toss you into the ocean. You are an embarrassment.

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Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby mr_daruman » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:17 am

Sharks? :roll:

http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/ ... -7494.html
...In Australia, box jellyfish are responsible for more deaths than snakes, sharks and salt-water crocodiles combined.
They have more than 5,568 recorded deaths since 1954 (worldwide).

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Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby Dave_5280 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:30 am

Are kitesurfers safer from sharks than others on the water? There are very few stories about sharks and us.

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Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby ben newman » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:41 pm

Scary.
First that family tries to ban surfers from Kaa and now sharks?
It's not a good yea\r for you Kaa locals

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Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby mdksniper » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:50 pm

Hawaiis wrote:Ever since the law makers ban shark fins in Hawaii, there have been noted increases of shark attacks. I guess the law makers think surfer's lives are not as important as the sharks. Sharks are not even endangered like the turtle or the Monk seals they prey on.


Is this a joke?

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Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby Bille » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:11 pm

I'm a fresh-water Lake Kiter ; couldn't even Imagine the trauma
associated with being chased by a Shark !!!! :o

Bille

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Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby edt » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:18 pm

that shark saw kiters every day but probably never took a bite because humans is scary!

it waited until the human was gone and nibbled on the board to see what it tasted like. it was just curious. That's how sharks investigate, they take a bite or two and see if you're tasty.

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Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Postby icebird » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:30 pm

Bille wrote:I'm a fresh-water Lake Kiter ; couldn't even Imagine the trauma
associated with being chased by a Shark !!!! :o

Bille


Just to put you at ease ...

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/ri ... atfish.htm

BTW: A small pacu (aka ball crusher) was recently found astray in Denmark

yes - cute sharks nibble on things, just like babies


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