Lifeguards on Patrol After Shark Sighting at Ho‘okipa

August 9, 2017, 4:13 PM HST · Updated August 12, 5:38 AM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments
Lifeguards on Patrol After Shark Sighting at Ho‘okipa

Lifeguards at Hoʻokipa Beach along Maui’s North Shore were patrolling the area on Wednesday afternoon following a shark sighting reported near shore.

Shark sighting at Hoʻokipa. (8.9.17) PC: Xanda Ebro.

The sighting was reported at around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in shallow water.

Witnesses described the creature as around 5 feet in length and say it appeared to be a black tip.

Witnesses say video of the sighting shows the shark biting an eel near the water’s surface.


The beach remained open at last report.

Maui Now sat down with the Roberson brothers who witnessed the incident.

Ho'okipa Shark Sighting Interview

Roberson brothers talk about shark sighting at Ho'okipa on Wednesday. For More Information on the Ho'okipa Shark Sighting >>

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Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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