SCARED – 18 October 2012 — Kahana Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii – Stand-up Paddler Board Bitten
Dave Peterson, 55, had his board bitten by a shark while Stand-up Paddle Boarding off Kahana Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii. The incident happened at about 7.30 am on Thursday 18 October 2012 about 300 metres off shore.
Peterson said he was waiting for another wave when all of a sudden the shark hit his board and knocked him into the water.
He landed on the shark, hit it with his paddle, and pushed it away. He then crawled back up on his board and never saw it again.
He was quoted as saying: “I was actually mad because I thought it was a friend of mine pushing my board out from underneath me.”
Officials did not identify the shark but reckon it was about 6-8 feet long.
Peterson was not injured.