That's what I figured when they said Hawaii. They're also stubborn like this one behaved.
A great white would be more stealth.
There has been a string of great white sightings in hawaii, with photographic and video evidence.
The one kayak lurking might not have been a Great White. Who knows. How many people from Minnesota can ID different types of sharks?
But its not out of the realm of possibilities...
Prefer colder water, too.