Well fuck my life. I am a beginner going to go up and down from old hale all the way a little past the sewage plant. I did not fly 8 hours to learn to kite and a shark is not going to stop me.
Lol well good for you though is that considering that there are 8 mil. visitors in addition to general population that pretty much all go in the water all year round the probability of getting munched is slim to none...
Secondly there is no increase in attacks at all...it just varies from year to year...
From 1828 to August 2013 there have been 121 total unprovoked shark attacks in Hawaii. Eight of these were fatal attacks - the last being in 2004.
Far more people die each year of drowning than are injured as a result of a shark attack. An average of 60 people die each year by drowning in the waters of Hawaii.