Shark Sighting!!

So yesterday was a beautiful day and just perfect for paddling.  I couldn’t wait to get out there!  I was happily paddling down to the boat ramp with a paddling friend when the lifeguards started making some announcement.  I wasn’t paying much attention to it but suddenly my friend said “Shark!”.  She freaked and went in but I continued down to the boat ramp.  The tour boat had just dropped off its snorkelers and the turtles were just starting to surface.  I got one photo and then a lifeguard on a surfboard paddled up and told the snorkelers to get out of the water!  They started to panic as they climbed onto the boat.  I moved away from them but the lifeguard yelled at me to go in.  I told him I needed to get back to Kam 1…… But first I wanted to get more turtle photos!  He looked set me and said “Seriously?”….. and I said, yeah seriously!   Well he managed to mess up the turtles so I headed back to Kam 1….. Annoyed!   It was so perfect paddling too!   I made my way back to Kam 1 where the lifeguards were threatening some paddlers out pretty far because they weren’t coming to shore.  I came in and of course, couldn’t swim now that the shark signs were up!  I hung out out at the beach hoping they would open the beach….. But no luck so I went home.  Today was beautiful too……  But windy…..  So I went for the swim I missed yesterday and then left.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!

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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