Shark Incident!!

Beach closed!

Beach closed!

Thankfully it wasn’t “my” beach that was closed, but it was windy and choppy early so I didn’t go out.  A few miles down the road, though, a tourist was swimming in the murky water and got bit by a shark on her upper torso!  At Ulua Beach, where this happened, there is a big gulch from up on the mountain that feeds right into that beach when there is a storm, so it’s not the best place to be swimming right after a tropical storm has blown through!  She apparently was able to swim to shore on her own, so hopefully she is okay.  This morning looked much better than yesterday, so I got to go paddling.   There was some wind blowing from the south, so I didn’t completely trust it, but I ended up paddling down to the boat ramp anyway.  It was actually a very beautiful day and as I passed Kam II, I noticed that the whole mountain was clear and it’s really green from all the rain!  I only saw one lone turtle today, and that was right out in front of Kam I.  There were zero turtles hanging out at the boat ramp today.  I paddled back with the breeze at my back and the wind never changed direction.  The water visibility has really cleared up from the last few days too and I was able to see fish down at the reef!  Luckily, I didn’t see any sharks though!  I hope tomorrow is even nicer than today was….we’ll see….

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-four years. I have been stand up paddling for over five years. I am married to Bob; have three grown children, five grandchildren,( two grandsons and three grand daughters.) I live in Kihei, on the South shore of Maui, right up the street from Kamaole Beach Park I. I paddle from Kam I almost every morning. I love living the island life and I love sharing my paddling adventures! Come join me! Maui No Ka Oi!
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