The man at the desk said that the Juvenile Brown Booby has been around since August. It only eats live fish and it will hunt on its own. I also noticed that it doesn't really mind all the people around and happily went about preening as I took pictures.
I still had a 3.5 hour drive home so I decided to leave after an hour. As if on cue, the booby stopped preening, turned around and gazed out at the ocean. Then it took flight, diving over the crowd of surfers and after turning around, it came right back to its perch, 2 feet away from me.