Here's a much more interesting article on the shark "sighting" on Maui a couple days ago.
This crap seems to be happening almost on a weekly basis lately.
Those buggers don't shy away from paddle boards, kayaks, or kiters.
SHARKWatch Update: MAUIWatch's Malika Dudley spoke with the woman who had a shark encounter yesterday fronting the Mana Kai Resort. No stranger to ocean activities, she's paddled the Molokai channel, done competitions in Tahiti, dives and has been around other types of sharks before. She describes the shark she encountered as "aggressive" and a "beast" - the water was crystal clear that morning, lots of people enjoying the ocean. She said it came so quick, she saw it out of the corner of her eye. It rammed her board and she fell in the water. She thought "This is it. I'm going to die today." The shark then bit her board and started swimming toward her friend. Her friend screamed "The shark is over here, get on your board!" She got back on her board, yelled at her friend to get on her knees and started praying out loud, that's when the shark (which she describes as being bigger than her board, with distinguishable stripes) came back to ram her board again. She said she was in a state of shock. That's when two ladies, responding to their cries for help, paddled out toward them and, in her words, "they were big together" while paddling back to shore. She says the shark followed them all the way in. "I know I'll be back in the water, I just don't know when that is going to be. I feel sick to my stomach. My girlfriend saved my life and those two ladies are my heroes."
The shark encounter occurred yesterday afternoon (2/9/14) a little after 1pm. DLNR closed the beaches from Ulua to Charley Young for 2 hours while Ocean Safety patrolled the area. The beaches were reopened a little after 3pm.
Studies been done, theories tossed around , and I agree fully:
All the overfishing in the ocean, way out where sharks usually feed, depleted their food source. Therefore they come closer to shore to find food.
Makes sense to me. I say, quit eating sushi, especially all those hipsters, ban tuna for just a year world wide, and I bet the sharks go back to their natural behavior.
All day everyday the spear fisherman go out at same local beach. EVERYDAY! Nothing is alive out there anymore. They come back with baby fish, baby octopus, kill eals and throw them away... It's stupid.
Overfishing, shark finning (which is just totally insane, fk you asswipes...crap, can't say what I want, or I'll be labeled as a racist ).. one little pacific nation is 80% responsible for all the seafood crimes, or what ever you want to call it. They kill everything that is in the ocean and call it research.
(Let's not get all the other Fk countries who kill elephants etc for medicinal purposes involved in this conversation. )
So, don't be surprised if a shark is fkn hungry.
sucks to get bitten, but...karma I guess. (for human race)
I don't want to get bit or killed by a shark, but I rather do, not by a fkn drunk driver, idiot with a gun or a comet.