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Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:04 am
by haiku
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 ... BBa-point/

Unlike a recent attack on the south coast fortunately this time only the board got "hurt" :D .
Cheers
Carlo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEuAhIp2Jac


Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:22 am
by Hawaiis
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.

Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:04 am
by MikeYQM
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.

Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:17 am
by mr_daruman
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).

Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:30 am
by Dave_5280
Are kitesurfers safer from sharks than others on the water? There are very few stories about sharks and us.

Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:41 pm
by ben newman
Scary.
First that family tries to ban surfers from Kaa and now sharks?
It's not a good yea\r for you Kaa locals

Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:50 pm
by mdksniper
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?

Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:11 pm
by Bille
I'm a fresh-water Lake Kiter ; couldn't even Imagine the trauma
associated with being chased by a Shark !!!! :o

Bille

Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:18 pm
by edt
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.

Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:30 pm
by icebird
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