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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2010

Maui beach reopens after shark sighting

Advertiser Staff

Waters off Hookipa Beach Park have been reopened at 1:30 p.m. following a shark sighting on the North Shore of Maui, County of Maui Chief of Aquatics Mary Kielty said Monday.

The beach park was open the whole time. Hookipa, a popular surf spot, was closed since 11:30 a.m. for one mile both north and south of the surf reef.
The shark is estimated to be a 12-foot tiger shark and it was spotted at 11:15 a.m. about 150 yards from the surf break.
Signs were posted in the area and there were no injuries.