A surfer reported being bitten by a shark this morning in Lihue on Kauai’s southeastern shore.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said shark warning signs are posted along a two-mile stretch of Kalapaki Beach fronting the Marriott Hotel.
The surfer said he was attacked by a three- to four-foot shark, the DNLR reported. The surfer drove himself to the hospital, was treated and released.
The surfer said he was paddling out at about 6 a.m. when the shark bit him in the arm, 25 to 30 yards off shore. Authorities said he suffered a single puncture wound.
DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) posted the warning signs and asked that the public stay out of the water at least until noon Thursday.