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UPDATE: Kāʻanapali Beaches Re-Opened After Apparent Shark Encounter
UPDATE: Kāʻanapali Beaches Re-Opened After Apparent Shark Encounter
November 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A 50 year old Homer, Alaska man, snorkeling in the ocean off of Kahekili “Airport” Beach in the Kāʻanapali area of West Maui, reported being bitten by a shark at around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.


Shark sign, file photo by Wendy Osher.
DLNR: Tiger Shark Approaches Paddle Surfer at Ukumehame
January 8th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

According to a DLNR spokesperson, a 43-year-old Haʻikū man identified as Matt Kinoshita told authorities that he was paddle surfing about 75 yards off Ukumehame in five feet of water at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, when he saw an eight-foot tiger shark approaching him from the side with its mouth open.


Makena State Park, Big Beach lifeguard station 2/14/12. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Shark Sighting at Makena on Maui Forces Beach Closure
February 14th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The beach at Makena State Park was closed today after a 10-12 foot shark was sighted at around 11 a.m. The shark was spotted about 10 to 15 yards from shore by a lifeguard who was entering the water at the time.


Hookipa Beach Park Re-Opened Following Shark Sighting
Hookipa Beach Park Re-Opened Following Shark Sighting
February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Hookipa Beach Park Re-Opened Following Shark Sighting (Updated:  2:36 p.m. 2/22/10) At 1:30 p.m. today, County Ocean Safety officials re-opened shoreline waters off Hookipa Beach Park on the North Shore of Maui. The area was closed just after 11:30 a.m. following a shark sighting approximately 150 yards from the surf break. No injuries were reported. […]


Kamaole I, II, and III Park Beaches Closed Due to Shark Sighting
Kamaole I, II, and III Park Beaches Closed Due to Shark Sighting
December 12th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

County ocean safety officers and DLNR personnel are monitoring the near shore waters off of the three Kamaole Beach Parks in Kihei following a confirmed sighting of a shark estimated to be around 10-12 ft in size. The shoreline waters of Kamaole I, II, and III are closed to beachgoers at this time. Ocean safety […]


SHARK SIGHTINGS FORCE 2 HOUR CLOSURE OF WEST MAUI BAYS
SHARK SIGHTINGS FORCE 2 HOUR CLOSURE OF WEST MAUI BAYS
September 12th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Two West Maui bays were closed briefly over the weekend because of two 12-16 foot tiger sharks sighted.  The sightings forced the closure of Honolua and Mokuleia Bays between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday morning.  Aquatics officials say the creatures appeared to have been feeding on fish in the area.  No injuries were reported.  […]