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Re: Are you afraid of sharks?

Postby haiku » Thu Jan 25, 2024 10:30 am

Kanaha, Maui Nov 2018 I was almost attacked by a small medium size tiger (Pic 2). Nov 2019 I spotted this big whitey off the coast (Pic 1). As a expert diver I know all the shark species very well. Am I afraid of sharks? I should be more afraid driving from Haiku to Kahului than having a windsurfing or kiteboarding session in the Ocean. That being said I usually wear black and white boardshorts and Matt Kinoshita Kazuma shaped a board painted in the same colors, that are by someone considered shark repellent :roll: .

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Re: Are you afraid of sharks?

Postby Bill C » Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:52 pm

I must have ridden by this guy/gal a dozen times totally oblivious until I got home and looked at pics. Good size bull shark.


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Re: Are you afraid of sharks?

Postby RickI » Tue Jan 30, 2024 5:29 pm

Not unless the circumstances justify it. They definitely warrant respect and attempted understanding. The degree of risk will vary with context.
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The single shark impact on my camera array on Sunday. They usually hit it a lot more often.
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A big shark off Bathtub Beach. Sharks are out there often enough.

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Re: Are you afraid of sharks?

Postby vincentlecter69 » Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:49 pm


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Re: Are you afraid of sharks?

Postby robmccau » Tue Jan 30, 2024 8:19 pm

Not afraid, per se, but after finding this video ( last time out I had that song running through my head more than I wanted. For sure I'm aware they're out there even though I've never seen one.
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