SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. -- California State Parks says several shark warning signs posted in the Pleasure Point area are fake.
State parks officials got the call about the fake signs Thursday morning after a visitor called in asking for more information about the posted 'Great White Shark incidences.'
The signs warn people of two shark sightings and one shark attack. Eight signs were reportedly posted in the Pleasure Point area saying people needed to stay out of the water for the next 48 hours.
State parks staff suspect a local surfer may be behind the prank because a large surf is expected in the next two days and the sign suggests beach-goers to go to Cowells Beach instead. The person who put up the fake warning signs may have wanted the whole beach to themselves, said park officials.