Shark Attack!!

Wow….. well the day started out fairly calm.  The Vog pretty much has blown out and away from us too.  The white caps were looming in the distance though…… just waiting to come in.  The ocean wasn’t very calm either…… the wind out there was sending in some choppy swells.  The day was beautiful so I decided to go out paddling anyway.  I didn’t want to get too far away so I paddled down into Kam 2.   The water was choppy so I turned around to go north.  I was headed down to Cove Park when I noticed no one was in the water!  Then J spotted a group of people down at the south end of the beach yelling something.  As I got farther north I saw another group of people gathered around on the shoreline fronting the Lifeguard tower.  The lifeguards appeared to have someone laying on the beach.   My first thought was someone must have drowned or had a heart attack…… but then I could hear the other people yelling “Get out of the water!”   Then I knew it must be a shark!  I made my way in and went over to see what had happened.  It was someone I actually knew from the beach who is at the beach nearly every day!  It looked like she got bit up pretty good and the lifeguards were wrapping her leg up.  Then the police and ambulance showed up and the woman was loaded up on the ambulance and taken to the hospital.  Lots of excitement!  Well of course then they closed the beach!  I had to drive down to Keawakapu Beach to get in the water and there were waves rolling in there.  Oh well, it felt good to get wet!  I bet they don’t open the beach until after noon tomorrow……. looks like no paddling for tomorrow…..

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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