Shark Bites SUP At Maui Beach

I know some of you may snicker at it, but a shark bit into a stand up paddleboard at a northeast Maui surf spot. Damage was minimal, but there surely were some frayed nerves. See below for the version of the story…

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow)
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.