Surfer Seriously Injured In Shark Attack At Lovers Point  - Stab Mag
1278 Views

Surfer Seriously Injured In Shark Attack At Lovers Point 

Panik.

elsewhere // Jun 23, 2022
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

A surfer has sustained major injuries to the stomach and legs after a shark attack on Wednesday morning, authorities say. 

According to the LA Times:

The attack occurred at Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, a community south of Monterey. Pacific Grove police said that a man was attacked just before 11 a.m. while in the water near Lovers Point. That beach and Sea Palm Turnout were closed afterward. The beaches will remain closed for 72 hours as a precaution, police said.

The surfer suffered major injuries to the stomach and leg, City Councilman Joe Amelia told KSBW-TV. He was taken to Natividad Hospital in Salinas, police said. The Monterey Fire Department conducted a drone search for the shark, but there have been no sightings, police said. Authorities will continue to monitor the area while the beaches are closed. 

As the climate changes and the ocean gets warmer, the sharks are expanding their territory, showing up farther north in greater numbers. The Central Coast has become a favorite spot for sharks.

Last year, a man was riding a bodyboard in Morro Bay when a great white shark attacked him in what is believed to be the first fatal shark attack in San Luis Obispo County in 18 years.

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

$30,000 Boards: How The Occasionally Lucrative Surf Memorabilia Market Works

To the moon or?

Jul 4, 2022

This Is What Rock Bottom Feels Like

“I accidentally shit my wetsuit.”

Jul 3, 2022

How Many Times Can You Surf In A Day?

MISC: You can be a spider.

Jul 3, 2022

The Heroic Story Of A Surfboard That Got Lost At Sea For Three Months Before Returning Home

Disabled surf coach to Gabriel Medina, Andy King, shares a cautionary (but hilarious) tale.

Jul 2, 2022

3:12

This Is What Caroline Marks Was Doing Instead Of Surfing G-Land

A tutorial on bouncing back(side).

Jul 1, 2022

How Much Weight Does The Most Important Surf Contest Of Our Time Carry?

Tell us who you think won S.U.R.F.'D plus your chance to win a Soundboks Go.

Jul 1, 2022

1:08:44

Stab Highway California, Presented By Monster Energy, Episode 2 

Featuring the inaugural Steamer Lane Acid Drop Challenge and several burritos.

Jul 1, 2022

I’d Hate Me Too

Confessions of a Stab Highway mall cop.

Jun 29, 2022

A Cost-Per-Wave Breakdown Of The Most Luxurious Surf Trips On The Planet 

From under $30 to $850 a ride. Where you visiting next?

Jun 29, 2022

Big Ramps And A Little Shuvit Highlight Finals Day In Saquarema

Filipe Toledo quadruples down and Carissa Moore breaks through at the Oi Rio Pro.

Jun 28, 2022

True Grit: The Callum Robson Profile

A throwback to a Golden Age of Australian surfing — with a new age twist. 

Jun 28, 2022

24:48

Unlocked: Stab’s ‘DNA’—The Colapinto Brothers’ Presented By Monster Energy

A sibling relationship is fueling some of the best surfing in the world.

Jun 28, 2022

34:36

Can Four Of Byron Bay’s Most Colorful & Sexy-Haired Pros Handshape, Paint & Surf A Board With Limited Time & Experience?

Byron Bay Brewery and Stab present ‘S.U.R.F.’D.

Jun 27, 2022

Premonition: The Oi Rio Pro Is Going To A Brazilian

And there will be no riot in Rio.

Jun 27, 2022

Captain Fin Co. Has The Most Culturally Relevant Surf Team 

And that’s why the Volcom guys just bought it

Jun 27, 2022

The Slater-Backed South African Girl Who Just Took Her First Trip To Compete Internationally

Meet Indie Osinachi!

Jun 27, 2022

Different Dog, Same Fleas

The greatest rivals of the modern day surf era get matching MCL tears.

Jun 26, 2022

Are You Good At Navigating A Crowd?

MISC: Read the room.

Jun 26, 2022
Advertisement