Shark kills surfer at popular beach along California’s Central Coast - NY Daily News:
"He was bitten by the shark in his upper torso.
Solorio "had a friend who he was surfing with who saw the shark bite or hit the man," said sheriff's Sgt. Mark A. Williams. "His friend ended up swimming over and pulling him from the water where he received first aid.""
No verdict yet on the species of shark, but a great white seems likely. Great whites have been spotted in the area and have a history there, including several fatal attacks in recent years. If the shark was really large enough to kill the man with a bite to the torso, that, too, argues for the great white, with its yard-wide grin.