In less than a week, three shark attacks have been reported on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Thankfully, none of the surfers were injured in the various attacks that all occurred in murky waters.
According to Hawaii News Now, the third attack of the week happened when two female paddle boarders were out at Waipuilani Beach Park on Wednesday morning. After being bucked off her board into the water by a shark, the woman was able to scramble back on the board to safety and quickly went to shore.
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The first shark attack of the week was reported on Saturday when Kaleo Roberson and his three sons paddled out at Freight Trains off Maalaea. Seattle Times reported the incident Saturday afternoon, saying that the man was forced to fend off the shark with his surfboard to protect his three young sons, punching and kicking to keep the predator away. The Haiku locals were enjoying the last of the swell brought by Hurricane Ana, which brought heavy rain and murky water that may have contributed to the attack.
Maui Now reported on Tuesday that, again, another standup paddler encountered a shark while out in Kahului Harbor. The 58-year-old man was not injured at all in the attack, however bite marks were left on his board.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources would like to remind the public to avoid surfing or swimming in the ocean while the water is murky.
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