The man, who was twenty-six, was surfing a mile south of the Manresa State Beach carpark at Sand Dollar Beach, and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Pretty Manresa State Beach, in Monterey Bay, was the sight of a fatal shark attack on a surfer a little after one thirty today, real close to the shore, less than a hundred yards or so.
The man, who was twenty-six, was surfing, a mile south of the Manresa State Beach carpark at Sand Dollar Beach, and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The joint has been crawling with Great Whites recently according to locals who’ve lit up the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.
I took a helicopter ride a couple of months ago and I saw so many sharks off of the beaches between Marina and Moss Landing. just swimming in the waves near the Shoreline. I would never for the life of me go swimming or surfing in that little stretch of beach
There were pics a couple of days ago with at least 5 great whites in the area, warm waters and not many people to disrupt them.
Folks the cement ship is a spawning ground for great whites. There has been an exponential increase in shark births over the last ten years. They have always been around just lots more of them now. A girl lost her leg standing in 3’ of water about thirty years ago. They are cranky and aggressive at mating time in the spring. There is also an exponential increase in water sports like kayaks, SUP etc with many more people in the water now. Best to stay out of the water. Life is a numbers game and gambling with sharks is a losing bet.
All beaches were closed from Capitola to Sunny Cove through April 1.
More as it comes.