Officials advise no swimming, ocean activities at Hanalei Bay due to shark sighting
Ocean Safety Bureau officials are advising no swimming or other ocean activities at Hanalei Bay until further notice due to a shark sighting.
Ocean Safety Bureau officials report that a large tiger shark was sighted in waters off Hanalei Bay at a surf spot commonly known as “the bowl” on Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
As a safety precaution, Ocean Safety Bureau officials have posted warning signs and will continue to monitor the area.
Lifeguards will reassess the area on Tuesday. If there are no other sightings, Hanalei Bay will reopen to ocean activities at noon on Tuesday. Updates will be provided if more information becomes available.
For up-to-date information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, please speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.com, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.