HANALEI — A surfer reported he was attacked by a shark Monday afternoon off Hanalei.
Ocean Safety officials closed Hanalei Bay until this afternoon. It was reopened about 2 p.m.
A male resident said he had been surfing at a spot commonly known as “the bowl,” when he was bit by a large tiger shark.
The man sustained multiple lacerations to his leg and was transported by medics to Wilcox Hospital.
Lifeguards posted “Shark Sighted” and “No Swimming” signs along Hanalei Bay and roved the shoreline to warn surfers and beachgoers to stay out of the water.
Lifeguards will reassess the water this morning to determine if it is safe for swimming.