Killer Shark Devours Turtle in Hawaii Kai Waters

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Killer Shark Devours Turtle in Hawaii Kai Waters

I got an email from my friend Marshall Wells tonight with these pics and a question.

“Is this why they call the surf break ‘Turtles’?”

Marshall got the pics from Lori Kimura and she got them from one of the boat captains at Sea Breeze Parasailing. This kinda freaks me out a bit because this is the area I paddle a lot in for downwind SUP runs. I think this may run on the KGMB9 news also because I saw Keahi Tucker in the recipient list of the email.

 

Killer Shark Devours Turtle in Hawaii Kai Waters The shark catches the turtle

 

Killer Shark Devours Turtle in Hawaii Kai Waters The shark going around again

 

Killer Shark Devours Turtle in Hawaii Kai Waters It catches the turtle again, not good for the turtle

 

Killer Shark Devours Turtle in Hawaii Kai Waters Poor turtle didn’t stand a chance

 

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4 Responses to “Killer Shark Devours Turtle in Hawaii Kai Waters”


  1. Tony 1Tony

    Cool pics Evan. When we did our downwind run, I’d look around and see these huge turtles. After a while, being so far out and relatively alone, I thought I better not look around because I might not like what I see. Now I know why.

  2. Evan Leong 2evan

    Tony – When I’m doing a SUP downwinder I get into a ‘zone’ where I have almost a tunnel vision. I try to break it because I can’t see more than 15 feet around me. This has caused me to get pounded by waves, etc. In a way it’s almost better bc I know I would just fall off if I saw a big shark.

  3. Bob 3Bob

    Last time I saw you Evan you didn’t look at all like a turtle….well maybe a little..:)

    Seriously..I don’t think we have all that much to worry about. The shark is doing what sharks do. Feeding on his natural prey. How many attacks have we heard of on SUP boards? I don’t think we look much like something they would confuse as edible. Not to say there is zero possibilty but I don’t worry about it.

    Now if I was on a shortboard with arms and legs dangling….can you say fishing lure?

  4. Caitlin 4Caitlin

    I’m absolutely terrified to go in the water, but my husband convinced me and I went scuba diving in Hawaii Kai just this last week…I don’t think I’ll be going back now. #i’machickenandiknowit

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