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 Post subject: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:16 am 
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Today I was riding in Kanaha and due to a Halloween party I ended my session earlier than usual. After a few minutes I was taking a shower near Ka'a Point when I heard a siren and I saw a firefighter's chopper flying at low altitude in the area. Then I realized that something wrong was happend. A friend of mine told me the entire story. A kitesurfer fell off his board and he was bitten by a shark! Later, a 12/15 foot tiger was spotted in the area. Fortunately the kiter was not seriously injured. For the entire story:

http://mauinow.com/2013/10/31/kitesurfe ... d-in-area/

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.de ... l?nav=5161

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Carlo

PS: Happy Halloween


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:24 am 
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Was he riding a hydrofoil?
Hope he's OK,


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:33 am 
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Hi. No he wasn't, I didn't see foilboard riders today. I Hope he is good too.
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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:59 am 
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I always wondered about this, some foilers have some experience with a shark trying to swallow the foil - towsurf - not kite that i know of.

Jeez wish i was still there enjoying the first swells!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:30 am 
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These sharks are driving me crazy... Isn't that the first ever bite at Kanaha, kite or surf?


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:10 pm 
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rightguard wrote:
These sharks are driving me crazy... Isn't that the first ever bite at Kanaha, kite or surf?

I remember back in 2000 or so a windsurfer got bit pretty bad at Kanaha. I never waterstarted so fast in my life on that trip!


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:27 pm 
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file under open source?


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