Kauai News

Multiple Shark Sightings Reported 2 Days in a Row at Kekaha Beach Park

Posted January 3, 2022, 4:52 PM HST

No swimming continues to be advised at Kekaha Beach Park due to ongoing shark sightings near the shoreline for the past two days.

The first shark sightings were reported on Sunday, Jan. 2.

Because of the recent storm event, county officials say there is brown water near the shoreline, which has attracted multiple sharks.

“The water is very murky. Even if sharks weren’t in the water, I doubt anyone would go in,” county spokesperson Alden Alayvilla told Kauaʻi Now News Tuesday.

Lifeguards will continue to assess the area in the coming days. Updates will be provided when more information becomes available.

For updates, speak to a county lifeguard or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.