12-foot tiger shark bites surfer in Hawaii

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A 12-foot tiger shark bit a surfer in Hawaii April 14, at in Kekaha Beach, Kauai. A 28-year-old French surfer, known as Baboo, was around 100 yards (91m) offshore in an area known as Davidson’s before 10 a.m. when a tiger shark bit him. Mac Pigott, who witnessed the incident, said he saw a lot of thrashing around and splashing. Baboo was taken to the Wilcox Medical Center in critical condition where part of his right leg was amputated about 12 centimeters below the knee. When Pigott visited Baboo at…

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Shark Attack: Woman bitten by a shark in Hawaii

A woman has been bitten by a shark in Hawaii. Barbara Zawacki was exercising while holding onto a floatation device off Maui’s Kama‘ole Beach Park November 14 when she was bitten on her right calf and thigh by a shark. The 58-year-old was exercising with a group in clear water around 10 a.m., an estimated 30 to 40 yards (27 to 36 m) offshore when she was bitten. She reported seeing a large grey shape in the water that was so big, she thought that it might have been a…

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Updated: Surfer Bitten by Shark off Maui Hawaii

A surfer has been bitten by a shark off Maui, Hawaii. The Federico Jaime was at a surf spot called “H-Poko” off Hookipa Beach Park just before 5 p.m. on Friday October 21 when he was bitten. The 36-year-old man was around 50 yards (45.7m) off shore in the murky choppy water the shark bit his left arm and left leg. “When I paddled out, I saw a bubble, but didn’t think anything — usually that’s a turtle,”Jaime told Surfline. “I got a right, and when I was paddling back…

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Women Bitten by a Shark in Hawaii

A woman has been bitten by a shark in Hawaii on Friday October 14. An unidentified 66-year-old was snorkeling off Charley Young Beach in Kihei around 10 a.m.,when she was bitten. The part time resident of the island was around 20 to 30 yards off the beach in 7 feet of the somewhat murky water when she was bitten on the lower left leg. A beach goer heard the woman’s screams and swam out to assist. A paddleboarder also came to assist and the two were able to pull the…

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Risk of Shark Attack Bite Rises this month in Hawaii

The risk of shark attack bite rises this month in Hawaii, most likely because of shark birthing. The native Hawaiian chant Pua ka wiliwili nanahu ka mano translates to When the wiliwili tree flowers, the shark bites. In her book ‘Olelo No‘eau, Mary Kawena Pukui, legendary author, historian and educator, knew more sharks were present in the Hawaiian Islands during the fall. The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), knows this also remains a constant of the shark birth cycle. Data from the DAR shows…

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Hawaiian Shark Attack Victim Aunty Lulu Speaks out

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Hawaiian Shark Attack Victim Aunty Lulu has shared her shark encounter story. The 51-year-old woman known as Aunty Lulu was out for her normal swim September 7 around 2:30 p.m. when she was bitten by a shark. She had been swimming at Makaha Beach for 16 years, and the day seemed like any other. “I’m out there about 100 yards or so, then I did my turnaround, I did my swimming, I turned around where the surfers are,” she told Hawaii News Now. That’s when the suspected tiger shark bit….

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Woman Bitten by a Shark in Hawaii

A woman has been bitten by a shark in Hawaii. The 51-year-old was seriously injured by what appears to have been a large shark off Makaha Beach. The victim, only identified as “Aunty Lulu”, was in the water around 2:30 pm and was approximately 300 yards (274 m) offshore when she was bitten.  She sustained serious injury to her fore arm and shoulder. Lifeguards and surfers came to her aid and carried her back to shore on a rescue board. “She said she couldn’t breath and she had a hard…

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Foilboard Bitten by Tiger Shark

A Hawaiian racer’s foilboard was bitten by a tiger shark August 6. Connor Baxter was using a foilboard, essentially a paddleboard with a hydrofoil underneath, while surfing Maui’s Maliko Run last weekend. Along the route he felt a bump and thought his friends might be playing a prank.  He quickly realized it was not a prank when a 10-foot long tiger shark knocked him off his feet and onto his back on top of his board. The shark had grabbed the hydrofoil under the board and was thrashing it around….

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Surfer Bitten by a Shark in Hawaii

A surfer reports being bitten by a shark in Hawaii. The unidentified man said the incident occurred when he was paddling out at 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning. He was off Kalapaki Beach in front of the Marriott Hotel in Lihue when he was bitten on the arm. The surfer reported the shark was three- to –four-feet long. He was able to drive himself to the hospital where he was treated for a single puncture wound. Warning signs were posted along a two-mile stretch of Kalapaki Beach on Kauai’s southeastern…

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Tiger Shark Saved in Hawaii

Beachgoers help save a tiger shark in Hawaii. The shark was apparently entangled in fishing line and was struggling in the water. Several swimmers went to the aid of the shark and brought it to shore to remove the fishing gear. After removing the entanglement they were able to successfully return the shark to the water. Thankfully no one was injured in the rescue you efforts. Sharks or mano, are respected by the Hawaiian culture and there are many  legends about the creatures. One such legend is the story of…

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