A closure sign reading "Closure, Shark Attack, Do Not Enter" is posted at Manresa State Beach near Watsonville, south of San Jose, Calif., Sunday, May 10, 2020. A surfer killed Saturday in a shark attack off the Santa Cruz County beach has been identified as a 26-year-old man who lived in the area, officials said Sunday.

A closure signal studying “Closure, Shark Attack, Do Not Enter” is posted at Manresa State Seaside close to Watsonville, south of San Jose, Calif., Sunday, Might 10, 2020. A surfer killed Saturday in a shark attack off the Santa Cruz County seashore has been recognized as a 26-year-old man who lived in the space, officers mentioned Sunday.

Aric Crabb

A 26-year-old man killed in a shark attack off a Northern California seashore was an avid surfer who personalized surfboards for a dwelling.

The Santa Cruz County coroner’s workplace recognized the sufferer of Saturday’s attack as Ben Kelly.

Kelly was browsing close to Manresa State Seaside on the northern finish of Monterey Bay Saturday afternoon when he was attacked by a shark of unknown species, California State Parks mentioned in a press release.

The attack occurred inside 100 yards (91 meters) offshore, and a witness flagged down a lifeguard patrolling the space, authorities informed the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

At the time, the seashore was closed to guests to keep up physical-distancing norms throughout the coronavirus disaster, however swimming and browsing was allowed in the water. As a security precaution, authorities closed the water 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) north and south of the attack till Thursday. Indicators have been posted warning beachgoers about the attack.

Monterey Bay drone photographer Eric Mailander informed KRON he has noticed dozens of nice white sharks swimming close to the shoreline in latest days. He mentioned he counted 15 sharks whereas out on his boat Saturday morning.

None have been displaying indicators of aggressive conduct, Mailander informed the information station.

On the web site for his enterprise, Ben Kelly Surfboards, Kelly defined that started shaping surfboards as a boy as a result of it gave him a artistic outlet and fueled his love for browsing.

“You need to really feel stoked every time you enter the water and comfy by yourself board,” he wrote.