Maui Shark Attack – October 18, 2012
Maui resident Dave Peterson was attacked by an 8′-10′ shark while paddling his stand up board at Kanaha Beach. All North Shore Beaches were temporarily closed due to this incident. Stay tuned for more information!
On October 18, 2012 Maui Surfer and Board Shaper. Dave Peterson was on his stand up paddle in waters 300 yards off Kanaha Point in Kahului. Peterson was standing on his board and a shark swam up and knocked him off into the water, landing on the shark’s back. The shark then grabbed ahold of Peterson’s surfboard, digging it’s teeth into the board with aggression. Peterson then grabbed his paddle and began hitting the shark with it. The shark broke free from the board and swam toward Peterson. Pushing the shark away with his hands, Peterson then climbed back onto his board and the shark swam away. Teeth marks were left on the board, showing just how lucky Peterson was to get away without any injuries.