Ben Kelly, a resident of Santa Cruz County, was surfing at Sand Dollar Beach, about a mile south of Manresa State Beach parking lot, when he was attacked.
KRON reports that Kelly was a surfboard maker.
California state park officials responded to the area around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department, Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene.
The water, 1 mile north and south of the attack, is closed until Thursday. Signs have been posted warning beachgoers about the attack.