Heart-Stopping Encounter: Fisherman Narrowly Escapes Shark Attack on Kayak

Heart-Stopping Encounter: Fisherman Narrowly Escapes Shark Attack on Kayak

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media. In a heart-stopping moment captured on video, a fisherman had a close encounter with a tiger shark as it lunged at his kayak, attempting to take a chunk out of it.


Scott Haraguchi was fishing off the coast of O’ahu, one of the Hawaiian islands, when the massive shark made a sudden, lightning-fast attack.

The Terrifying Attack

Footage from a GoPro camera worn by Haraguchi shows the tiger shark rearing its sharp teeth and crashing into his kayak.

The force and speed of the attack were so intense that Haraguchi described the sound as resembling a boat approaching without a motor.

Miraculously, he managed to kick the shark away and escape unharmed.

Recounting the Experience


Haraguchi, visibly shaken, can be heard screaming and alerting others to the shark’s attack in the footage.

He later shared his account, stating that he initially mistook the shark for a turtle until he was slammed by it, realizing it was a tiger shark.

Despite the terrifying encounter, Haraguchi continued fishing afterward.

Mistaken Identity

According to Haraguchi, he believes the shark mistook his kayak for a seal, as shortly after the attack, he witnessed a wounded seal in the area.

The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of caution and awareness while in the water.


The footage of this fisherman’s encounter with a tiger shark is a chilling reminder of the unpredictable nature of the ocean and the potential dangers that lurk beneath the surface.


It highlights the importance of respecting marine wildlife and adhering to safety guidelines while engaging in water activities.

The fisherman’s quick thinking and ability to fend off the shark likely played a crucial role in preventing a more severe outcome.

This incident serves as a cautionary tale, urging individuals to remain vigilant and informed about the risks associated with encountering marine predators.


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Judah Olanisebee is a talented writer and journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a valuable contributor to TDPel Media, where he creates compelling content that informs and engages readers. Judah is passionate about covering a wide range of topics, from current events and politics to technology and business. His writing style is characterized by its clarity, concision, and attention to detail, making his articles a pleasure to read. Judah’s commitment to providing accurate and timely information to his readers has earned him a reputation as a trusted source of news and analysis. When he’s not writing, Judah enjoys spending time with his family, reading books, and exploring the vibrant city of Lagos.

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