10-12-foot-long Tiger shark deflated an inflatable stand-up paddle board in Kihei
A shark sighting Tuesday morning prompted officials to post warning signs advising the public to stay out of the water from Cove Park to Waipu‘ilani Park in Kihei.
Officials say a 10-12-foot-long Tiger shark deflated an inflatable stand-up paddle board about 200 yards off shore.
Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) were notified around 10:15 a.m. and have posted warning signs in the area.
The man who was paddling said the shark bit the back of his inflatable which then deflated, so he swam over to another person's paddle board. Both headed back toward land, and said the shark was acting aggressively and pursued them to shore.
Authorities will continue warning the public until at least noon Wednesday, after they’ve had an opportunity to survey the water.