Scott Haraguchi was fishing when the tiger shark rammed into his kayak in the waters off windward Oahu Friday.

Noon on May 12, 2023. Windward side of Oahu. 55ft deep, less than 2 miles from shore. 

I heard a “whooshing” sound, looked up and saw a wide brown thing on the side of the kayak. Thought it was a turtle at first. Happened so fast. Didn’t realise I took my left foot out of the water to brace myself from impact and actually pushed the shark’s head off with it. If you asked me to do that again, even without the shark, I don’t think I’d have that flexiblity.  I actually only thought the shark rammed the kayak until I saw the video at home. – Scott Haraguchi