Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. was killed Tuesday morning after suring near Surf Beach by a single shark bite through his torso and surfboard, reports the Santa Maria Times.
A friend of the victim had witnessed the attack, and swam to Solorio Jr. to preform CPR reported BBC news. A third surfer called 9-1-1.
The Vanderberg Air Force Base Fire Department was first to respond, and reported Solorio dead at the scene.
Vandenberg officals have reported that the beach is to be closed for 72 hours for precautionary measures, reported the Santa Maria Times.