Shark Attack Victim Was Passionate About Surfing

The argument about whether beaches up and down the state should have stayed open amid the COVID-19 pandemic aside, the sharks that roam the coastline throughout the state are still a threat,

A passionate surfer and entrepreneur was killed by an attacking shark last week. Here’s more The Associated Press:

Monterey Bay drone photographer Eric Mailander told KRON he has observed dozens of great white sharks swimming near the shoreline in recent days. He said he counted 15 sharks while out on his boat Saturday morning. 

None were showing signs of aggressive behavior, Mailander told the news station. 

On the website for his business, Ben Kelly Surfboards, Kelly explained that began shaping surfboards as a boy because it gave him a creative outlet and fueled his love for surfing.

“You should feel stoked each time you enter the water and comfortable on your own board,” he wrote.

Condolences to his loved ones.