(KSBW) Eight shark warning signs were posted around Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz, California early Thursday morning telling surfers to stay out of the water.
A fake public notice dated 6/6/2013 read "Shark Warning Water Advisory," and said three great white shark attacks happened on Wednesday at three popular surf spots: Capitola Beach, Privates, and Rockview.
"Due to the highly aggressive nature of these encounters, it is strongly advised to stay out of the water for 48 hours or surf Cowells instead," the advisory read.
Cowells is on Santa Cruz's west side, Pleasure Point is on the east side, and the two sides have a longtime rivalry. They share one thing in common: their waves are crowded.
The signs appear official with the California State Parks' bear logo, but state park rangers said they did not make them. The signs were taken down by noon Thursday.