HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A 2-mile stretch of Huntington Beach was closed after a large shark was spotted over the weekend.
The 9-to-10 foot shark appeared Sunday afternoon around the Huntington Beach Pier. The shark did not appear aggressive, but the water was still closed as a precaution.
A surf contest going on at the time was immediately called off.
The water was closed between Beach Boulevard and Goldenwest Street.
Although the 24-hour closure expired Monday afternoon, people were discouraged from going in the water anyway due to the rain.
Shark sighting temporarily closes stretch of Huntington Beach