The shoreline at and around Kanaha Beach Park was reopened shortly after 11:30 a.m. Friday, a day after a shark bit a stand-up paddle board in an area called "Kite Beach," or Kaa Point, state Department of Land and Natural Resources officials said Friday afternoon.
The beaches were closed since Thursday morning after a 6- to 8-foot shark bit a stand-up paddle boarder's board around 7:30 a.m. when he was around 300 yards off shore in the Kanaha area. The paddle boarder was uninjured.
On Friday, county fire officials used a helicopter to scan the area around 8:30 a.m. and did "not see anything of concern," the DLNR said.
The DLNR's Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officials were on the scene working with county lifeguards who were on personal watercraft to keep people out of the water until the beaches were reopened Friday morning, the DLNR said.