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Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha

Postby haiku » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:16 am

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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PS: Happy Halloween

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Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha

Postby Hawaiis » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:24 am

Was he riding a hydrofoil?
Hope he's OK,

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Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha

Postby haiku » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:33 am

Hi. No he wasn't, I didn't see foilboard riders today. I Hope he is good too.
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Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:59 am

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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Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha

Postby rightguard » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:30 am

These sharks are driving me crazy... Isn't that the first ever bite at Kanaha, kite or surf?

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Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha

Postby pj sofine » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:10 pm

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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Re: Kitesurfer bitten by a 12/15 foot tiger shark at Kanaha

Postby NYKiter » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:27 pm

file under open source?


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