Shark spotted in Avila Beach
July 21, 2014
A fisherman reported seeing a great white shark near the Avila Beach Pier early Sunday afternoon.
The shark was swimming just south of the pier around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Cal Fire. The great white was reported to be between 10 and 12 feet long.
Officials posted notices warning beachgoers of the shark sighting. They did not advise people to stay out of the water, though.
The report marked the third shark in sighting in San Luis Obispo County this month.
On July 5, a shark bit a surfboard that a surfer was riding in Oceano. Later that same day, a shark was reported to be swimming in Pismo Beach.