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Shark season: When in doubt, play it safe and don’t go in the ocean

  • COURTESY LARRY OBERTO
                                Larry Oberto, left, holds his deflated stand-up paddleboard alongside AJ Gaston, who rescued him after a 10- to 12-foot tiger shark bit the board in December off Kihei, Maui.

    COURTESY LARRY OBERTO

    Larry Oberto, left, holds his deflated stand-up paddleboard alongside AJ Gaston, who rescued him after a 10- to 12-foot tiger shark bit the board in December off Kihei, Maui.

Because sharks are always in the water, there is no sure-fire way to reduce your chances of being bitten unless you stay out of the ocean altogether. Read more

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