Great white shark tosses kayak
June 30, 2013
State Park officials told KCOY the 12-foot-long shark swam between two fishermen in kayaks and at one point lifted one of the vessels out of the water. The kayak did not capsize and neither of the men was injured.
The incident occurred in the waters off of Tajiguas State Beach, one mile west of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County.
Because of the shark’s violent behavior, officials have placed a 72 hour closure for water recreation within six miles of the sighting. The beach areas remain open.