"Unfortunately it was very badly injured," Taylor explained. "Had lost a couple of tentacles and had some bite marks on the upper part of its body so it didn't make it. It was already very week [sic] when we caught it."
According to Taylor, the friends "wanted to try get it to the beach for research purposes before it got more damaged by seals in the area."
Exactly how large this particular squid was remains unclear, but the first few seconds of video sees the camera dip below the water for a murky look at its full body. It's certainly larger than Taylor's paddle board, with tentacles that curl underneath its floating body in the water. Judging from just the video, I'd estimate it to be at least 15 feet long.