Shark Attacks Woman Off Maui
A woman snorkeling off Maui was bitten in the leg by a shark Monday, about an hour after a nearby beach was closed due to a report of a shark bumping a surfer.
Talk about a dream vacation, more like a nightmare. When I was about 16, our family went to Honolulu for vacation. There had been a girl from my hometown who had moved there, so we called her up and got together. One day we went with her to Hanauma Bay, which is a great snorkeling area. My brothers and I were all out snorkeling, when all of a sudden she started yelling at all of us to get out of the water. I didn't think twice about it, I just hauled my fanny out of there. I didn't see it, but she said she saw a rather large eel swimming in our vicinity. I don't know if an eel would have attacked, but I don't take any chances on creatures that have pointy, razor-sharp teeth.
On a sidenote. Another day we went body surfing. Her boyfriend was a native Hawaiian dude who came along with us. The guy knew how to pick the waves. We'd sit there and wait along side of him, as wave after wave would come through; finally, he'd yell go for it, and we'd go for it. He did know which ones were the best, we had some great rides.