This is why when I’m sitting on the beach on Long Beach Island on the weekend, I only go into the water up to my hips. Sharks! A great white shark who attacked a California man last week might be one of the largest in the ocean. 62-year-old Steve Bruemmer was bitten while swimming near Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove. Thankfully, he was rescued and is currently hospitalized in stable condition. Based on the size of the bite marks, the shark was estimated to be up to 20 feet long. TWENTY FEET long! That would make it an exceptionally large creature – most great whites range from 11-16 feet long, while only the largest reach 20 feet. At least he’s out on the west coast….for now.