Authorities along the Central Coast have shut down three beaches in the area after a shark attacked and killed a beach visitor Friday.
The beaches are closed for 72 hours.
The last shark attack at Surf Beach happened in 2008, when a shark bit a surfer's board.
In 2003, a woman died after a great white attack at Avila Beach, about 30 miles north of Vandenberg. Great whites are also blamed for a the deaths of two men in 2004 and 2008 in Mendicino and San Diego counties.