Four women were in the water at a surf spot called “Church,” north of the San Onofre surf beach and in front of Camp Pendleton campgrounds, said state park aide Travis Lara. Two women were on surfboards, and the two other females were swimming nearby in the surf line up.
They need a bigger boat!
And finally, way back in '96 a guy I went to middle school with was mauled by a 15 foot long great white over off Tomales Bay. That area, all the way out to the Farallon Islands, is famous for sightings of really huge great whites, who like to feed on the seals and sea lions, as well as the occasional seal impersonators in the form of abalone divers.
Moral of the story, if you go in the sea, it's like going into the jungle. You are not the apex predator. You are not even the beta predator. Behave accordingly.