California Shark Attacks

276 attacks recorded
California shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Sep 29th 2000 Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County N
Dec 14th 1999 Off Ventura, Anacapa & Santa Cruz Islands N
Nov 15th 1999 Waddell Reef, Santa Cruz County N
Aug 26th 1998 Stinson Beach N
Aug 24th 1997 Clam Beach, near Eureka N
Nov 29th 1996 Salmon Creek Beach, Sonoma County N
Oct 5th 1996 Dillon Beach, Marin County N
Oct 3rd 1996 North Salmon Creek Beach, Sonoma County N
Aug 13th 1996 Bird Rock, Tomales Point N
Sep 28th 1995 Davenport Landing N
Sep 3rd 1995 Shelter Cove N
Aug 13th 1995 Pierce Point N
Aug 1st 1995 Carmel N
Jun 30th 1995 Bluefish Cove, Pt. Lobos State Park, Monterey County N
Jun 24th 1995 LaJolla Shores, San Diego County N
Dec 9th 1994 San Miguel Island Y
Sunset Cliffs, San Diego N
Mar 7th 1994 N
Oct 30th 1993 Bunkers Eureka, Humboldt County N
Oct 10th 1993 Goat Rock, Bodega Bay, Sonoma County? N
Aug 15th 1993 Between Santa Cruz Island and Santa Barbara N
Aug 12th 1993 Abalone Point, Westport Union Landing, Mendocino County N
Mar 12th 1993 Linda Mar Beach, Pedro Point, San Mateo County N
Nov 29th 1992 San Onofre N
Nov 14th 1992 Ano Nuevo, San Mateo County N
Nov 11th 1992 San Nicolas Island, Santa Barbara County N
Oct 29th 1992 Castle Rock, San Miguel Island N
Aug 18th 1992 Klamath River N
Dec 4th 1991 Shelter Cover, north of Fort Bragg, Shelter Cove, Mendocino County N
Oct 5th 1991 Horseshoe Reef, Scott Creek, Davenport, Santa Cruz County N
Jul 1st 1991 8.5 miles south of Ano Nuevo State Reserve, Davenport County N
Nov 3rd 1990 Monastery Beach, Carmel Bay, Monterey County N
Sep 8th 1990 Russian Gulch, Jenner, Sonoma County N
Sep 5th 1990 Trinidad State Beach, Humboldt County N
Aug 28th 1990 Trinidad Head, Humboldt County N
Jan 12th 1990 Montera Beach, San Mateo County N
Sep 10th 1989 Off Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles N
Sep 9th 1989 Southeast Farallon Island, Farallon Islands N
Sep 3rd 1989 24 km off Santa Catalina Island in the Channel Islands N
Apr 9th 1989 Monterey Bay N
Jan 26th 1989 Latigo Point / Paradise Cove, west of Malibu, Los Angeles County N
Jan 26th 1989 Latigo Point / Paradise Cove,west of Malibu, Los Angeles County Y
Aug 11th 1988 Klamath River, Del Norte County N
Apr 24th 1988 North of Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo County N
Oct 26th 1987 Davenport Light, San Mateo County N
Aug 15th 1987 Tunitas Beach, San Mateo County N
Dec 6th 1986 Monastery Beach, Carmel River State Park, Monterey Peninsula N
Nov 20th 1986 Linda Mar Beach, Pedro Point, San Mateo County N
Nov 5th 1985 Southeast Farallon Island, Farallon Islands N
Nov 3rd 1985 5 miles south of Redondo Beach N
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (164)
  • Daytona Beach, Volusia County (32)
  • Ponce Inlet, Volusia County (17)
  • Myrtle Beach, Horry County (17)
  • Melbourne Beach, Brevard County (16)
  • Isle of Palms, Charleston County (15)
  • Cocoa Beach, Brevard County (14)
  • Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (13)
  • Jensen Beach, Martin County (11)
  • Florida Keys (11)

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  • January (10)
  • February (5)
  • March (6)
  • April (9)
  • May (16)
  • June (22)
  • July (50)
  • August (44)
  • September (39)
  • October (36)
  • November (21)
  • December (11)