Where are most shark attacks in Maui?
Makena Point has the highest number of sharks sightings, followed by Kalama, according to local scientists who have been tracking and documenting shark movement and behavior for decades.
What beaches in Maui have the most sharks?
Makena Point has the highest number of days tiger sharks have been detected of any areas monitored in the state, with more than 80 percent detection days over the year. Kalama is second at just under 80 percent. Next is Palauea at more than 60 percent, and Olowalu, which is just under 60 percent.
Are there shark attacks in Maui?
What are the chances of being attacked by a shark? There are usually 2 to 3 attacks around Hawaii per year, but almost always non-fatal. With the millions of people in the ocean around Maui every year, your chances of being attacked are slim to none.
What beach in Maui was shark attack?
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Kanaha Beach Park on Maui will be closed until noon on Sunday, May 16, after a shark bite was reported on Saturday, May 15. Officials say a 35-year-old man sustained minor injuries due to a shark bite incident around 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
What month has the most shark attacks in Hawaii?
Number of incidents based on statewide shark data 1950-2021. The relationship between number of people in the water and number of shark bites is not always as expected. There appears to be an increased risk of being bitten by a shark during certain months, in particular October through December.
When was the last shark bite in Maui?
Dec. 8, 2020
In 2020, half of all encounters, or three out of the six recorded by the state Division of Aquatic Resources, were on Maui. (They include only confirmed unprovoked attacks to humans.) The last Hawaii shark attack occurred on Maui on Dec. 8, 2020, at 7:55 a.m. at Honolua Bay in 10 feet or so of turbid water.
Are there sharks at Kaanapali Beach?
Shark attacks are not common at Kaanapali Beach, although they do happen every now and then. They are also not often fatal. But shark attacks do happen on occasion at Kaanapali, but being aware of what lurks in the murky waters is the best way to be prepared.