Surfer bitten by a shark in Hawaii

2018 O'ahu hawaii shark attack bite

Updated: June 13, 2018 Mr. Denges reportedly believes he was injured by his surfboard fin. A surfer in Hawaii is recovering from an apparent shark bite he received June 9. John “Raps” Denges had borrowed a friend’s board to go surfing at Oneula Beach, O’ahu. Around 7:45 a.m. a shark was said to have injured the 48-year-old’s left calf. Denges, who may be houseless, was able to paddle back toward shore and was met by a friend. A friend saw “the blood behind him, and then he ran down to…

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Shark bites known-survivor and bodyboarder in Hawaii

Dylan McWilliams

A bodyboarder was bitten by a shark in Hawaii April 26. Dylan McWilliams was bodyboarding off Poipu Kauai around 7:30 a.m. The island had been under a brown-water advisory due to muddy coastal waters, but had cleared with around 10 feet of visibility. The survivalist took his bodyboard to Shipwreck’s Beach to enjoy the surf where a few others were enjoying the waves. As the 20-year-old was swimming out to catch another wave, he was knocked off his board. “I was in about 15-feet of water and it was pretty…

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Paddleboarder attacked by shark in Hawaii

Paddleboarder attacked by shark in Hawaii

A paddleboarder was attacked March 31 by a shark in Hawaii. The unidentified man and his father were boarding 100 to 150 yards offshore at Kukio Beach around 9:30 a.m. when a 12-foot tiger shark knocked the pair into the water and bit the sons right hand and severed part of his leg. A private safety team was available at the beach and quickly launched a canoe to aid the man and a jet-ski to distract the shark. “Apparently, they had heard a scream from the ocean and they took…

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Tiger shark bites surfer in Hawaii

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A tiger shark bit a surfer in Hawaii on December 31. Marjorie Mariano was enjoying a new year’s surf off Laniakea Beach. While in the water, the active surfer had been thinking about her friend and soul sister Telma Boinville, who was recently killed in an apparent robbery. Around 6 p.m., an estimated 10-foot long tiger shark grabbed her leg (graphic image). “I felt something big and I felt the bite really hard,” Mariano told Hawaii News Now. “I turned my body and I looked at the shark’s face biting…

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12 to 14-foot tiger shark bites surfer in Hawaii

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A 12 to 14-foot tiger shark bit a surfer in Hawaii October 9. Mitch Milan decided to catch a few waves off Davidsons Beach on Kauai before meeting his wife for a prayer meeting. Milan and his friend Gary Watkins were about 150 yards out around 6:30 p.m. “It was getting to a point where I was like I need to get out,” Milan said.  “I don’t want to be out here at dark.” Watkins was 25 to 30 feet away from Milan who was sitting on his board with…

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12-foot tiger shark bites surfer in Hawaii

tiger shark bites surboard

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 Bourdenx, 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. Bourdenx 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 Bourdenx…

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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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