WAILUKU – Maui County Ocean Safety officials said that a free-floating kiteboard was bitten by a shark at Ka’a Point near Kanaha Beach Park. No injuries were reported.
SHARK BITE? – A Kite surfer was glad he was kite surfing today when a 10-12 foot shark tried a test bite. Click to enlarge. (MFD Photo)
The incident took place at approximately 2:20 p.m. Oddly, no person was on or near the board – the “best” kind of shark incident measurable.
The shoreline has been closed for one mile on each side of Ka’a Point until dusk; DLNR and Ocean Safety will make a determination on whether to reopen the area.
According to witnesses, the shark was estimated to be 10-12 feet in length; no information is currently available on the type of shark.