The flurry of activity drew concerns that other hungry visitors were splashing in the lineup and indulging in what Deputy Commissioner Renato Hickel called a “feeding frenzy. ” Porta later confirmed that smaller sharks were sighted, and that the Water Patrol team would look for larger kin, but not before Kolohe and Filipe were both removed from the lineup at the 15:30 mark. “There are a lot of fish in the water, and both surfers saw them and were quite shaken about it,” said Hickel. “We sent a water patrol team and our shark prevention system team to assess the situation along with head judge Richie Porta, and they decided to put the event on hold, for the sake of everyone.
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