There was a run of tiger shark activity in Hawaii this weekend. Luckily, no encounters were fatal. Photo: Albert kok/Wikipedia Commons

There was a run of tiger shark activity in Hawaii this weekend. Luckily, no encounters were fatal. Photo: Albert kok/Wikipedia Commons


The Inertia

Two shark attacks were reported in Hawaii on Sunday, November 4th: one on Kauai and one on Maui. According to Hawaii News Now, the Kauai attack happened at 8:15 am while the victim was surfing with 8-10 other people at Davidson’s surf break. Though unconfirmed, experts suspect the shark was an 8-1o foot tiger shark. Luckily, the surfer was uninjured, as the shark took one bite on the back of his board before the surfer was able to paddle in.

A diver on Maui was not as lucky, however, as he suffered severe lacerations to his right ankle by a 15-foot tiger shark. According to local news reports, Mark Riglos said he felt a “tugging at his ankle” before he realized he had been attacked. Riglos’ friend nearby was able to help him rig a tourniquet and swim 500 yards to shore.

Fortunately for all involved (sharks included – God knows how those Aussies love to hunt ‘em), everyone walks/swims away alive, although, this news seems to have occurred during a run of unusually frequent shark attack activity.


  • Dave Sparkes

    Marvin Green, your comment that Aussies love to hunt sharks is ridiculous, (as well as being random and irrelevant to your poorly written piece. You’re an intern? No shit!) What a moronic generalisation to make about 22 million people. I myself have been attacked by a great white and strongly advocated shark protection to the media storm that followed my attack. You’re an idiot to make a statement like that; I doubt you’ll ever go beyond intern.

    • Marvin Green

      Dave, I’m sorry that I offended you with the Aussie comment. I only meant to make light of the recent discussion about quelling the White Pointer/Great White population in Australia. Clearly not all Australians are like that, just as all sharks don’t bite humans. Hope I don’t discourage you from further reading on the site. Thanks for the constructive criticism!