The Big Island has experienced an unusually radical amount of shark activity lately, disturbing some locals and leaving many asking “why?” The Fear Beneath reports on continued shark sightings in the Maumai Beach area.
Recreational ocean users are now encouraged to avoid completely and/ or use extreme caution in the following areas: Hapuna State Park, Waialea Bay, Spencer Beach Park, Maumai Beach, and Kauauhai Harbor. The following brief press release was issued by KITV4 Honolulu News:
The sighting of four tiger sharks prompted ocean safety officials to close several beaches on the Big Island on Wednesday.
Four tiger sharks measuring between 8- and 12-feet long were seen in waters between Kauahai Harbor and Maumai Beach, officials said. Ocean safety officials kept Hapuna State Park, Waialea Bay and Spencer Beach Park closed.