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Old 10-18-2012, 10:56 PM
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Default SUP'er Beats Off Shark Attack - Maui

‎8 ft. shark strikes board and knocks SUP'er/shaper Dave Peterson into water, surfing the Boneyward off Kanaha, Maui.
Shark wants/bites board, SUP'er beats shark off with paddle then pushes it away.

The board with teeth marks, could be worse but fortunately was not.

"Maui stand-up paddle-boarder, Dave Peterson said he fells lucky to be alive after a close encounter with an 8 to 9-foot shark at a surf break known as “Boneyard” near Kanaha in Central Maui this morning.

“I was standing outside waiting for a wave and something came up and knocked me off my board. I fell down and landed on the shark and it was biting my board,” said Peterson, who is an avid ocean-goer."

Audio interview with Dave Peterson at:

"A portion of Kanaha Beach on Maui has been closed due to a shark attack.

Officials say the 6 to 8 foot shark took a bite out of a board that was being used by a stand-up paddler.

Maui Communications Director Rod Antone says the attack happened around 7:30 a.m. at an area known as "Kite Beach" which is on Maui's northern coastline, east of Kahului.

Antone says the paddler scared off the shark by hitting it with a paddle. The paddler was not injured.

Kanaha Beach has been closed in the area the attack area stretching from Kahului Harbor mouth to the Kahului side of Spreckelsville.

Shark warning signs are posted.

Lifeguards remind beach-goers to be aware of any unusual activity taking place in the water and to get out of the water immediately if a shark is spotted. Any sightings should be reported by calling 911 and asking for "Ocean Safety"."

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Last edited by RickI; 10-19-2012 at 06:31 AM.
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