MANHATTAN BEACH ( — A Southern California surfer Tuesday got up close and personal with a shark.

Erica Henderson said she noticed something lurking nearby while she was in the water off of El Porto Beach in northern Manhattan Beach.

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She then grabbed her camera, flipped it around and saw a shark swirling about two feet underneath her surfboard.

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Other surfers told KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel that they had a similar shark sighting in El Porto.

A long-time surfer, however, said he believes the shark sightings are unusual for the popular spot.

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“I haven’t had any direct experiences with any sharks trying to attack me,” he said.