Surfer Bitten By Shark in Pismo Beach, Advisory Issued
Just two days after National Park Rangers issued a warning that great white sharks have been feeding on sea lions off Santa Barbara Island, a surfer in Pismo Beach was bitten by a shark, according to KTLA.The 19-year-old male was "bitten on his foot Friday in the ocean near Silver Shoals," and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
He described the shark as being about 4 feet long, and brown with white spots.
In response, officials have posted advisories regarding sharks in the waters at area beaches, however the beaches will remain open.
For beach-goers and surfers looking to catch some 4th of July waves along the coast in Ventura and Los Angeles county, be advised there's a high surf advisory that goes into effect early Sunday morning.