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He's in a Medical Induced Coma this morning, Here's amatuer video. Hope he pulls through this one

http://www.ktvu.com/video/26584105/index.html


A surfer reported to be from Orange County remains in critical condition Monday after he nearly drowned Saturday at the Mavericks surf break near Half Moon Bay in Northern California.
Several media outlets identified the surfer as Jacob Trette, 30, of Orange County. His hometown has been given as San Clemente.
Wipeouts at Mavericks can push surfers under 20-foot-tall waves and toward a rocky shoreline. In this file photo Evan Slater jumps off his board, right, as Anthony Tashnick hangs on during the semifinal heat of the Mavericks Surf Competition, Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
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A spokesman at Stanford Medical Center did not identify him but said the surfer is listed in critical condition Monday morning.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that Trette was in a medically induced coma at Stanford Medical Center.
ESPN.com posted a frame-by-frame photo breakdown of the series of waves that hit Trette. It was around 10 a.m. Saturday and a large group of surfers were riding 12-15 feet waves when a set of 20-25 foot waves suddenly developed. As surfers paddled to get over the lip of the fast moving swell, some, including Trette, were pushed back down the face of the wave as it broke.
San Francisco Bay Area television station KTVU posted amateur video on its website which it said caught the series of waves that injured Trette.
Authorities said the surfer was found face down in the water, according to the Associated Press.
Grant Washburn, a big-wave surfer who helps organizes The Jay at Mavericks big wave contest, told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that conditions on Saturday were unpredictable.
"Maverick's is pretty dynamic even compared to other big wave sites," Washburn told the newspaper. "But it doesn't matter if you are the most fit person in the word if you get the worst-case scenario. I saw the footage and I see he had a chance to get away and got unlucky."
Washburn told the Sentinel he met Trette on Friday, but did not know him well.
Ari Delay, battalion chief with the Coastside Fire, said officials responded to the near drowning incident at about 10 a.m. Saturday. Gary Migdol, spokesman for the Stanford Medical Center, said the patient was in critical condition as of 5 p.m. Sunday.
A person in a personal watercraft and a second person in a kayak were able to get the unconscious man to the beach, where they performed CPR. When paramedics arrived, the surfer had regained a pulse, Delay said.
Mavericks is home to a major big wave surf contest each winter. The break was relatively unknown outside of a small group of locals until the early 1990s. Veteran big wave surfer Mark Foo of Hawaii drowned while surfing Mavericks for the first time in December 1994.
 

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I damned near drowned off of IB in the 60's, body surfing!...
Same kind of dead, hit by a rouge wave, slammed into the sand head first, when I was finally able to get back to the surface, for a MUCH needed breath (gulp actually) of air, I was slammed down again!...

VERY scary feeling indeed!... :(
 

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Thats crazy, hope he makes it.
 

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Wish him the best...

Mavericks is a HEAVY wave..

I lived in Cronulla, Australia overlooking a break called shark island for a couple years. I had no idea what real waves were like until I almost drowned my first time out. Scary shit man..

Anyone that surfs waves like that has HUUUGE balls
 

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just moved out here (santa cruz) and i was gonna say south based on some conversation with the locals but searched for the answer instead. i would have been incorrect as the source i found states "just north of half moon bay".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavericks_(location)
water temp around here is about 54 degrees as ive been told.
 

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heard about this on the news tonight and i hope he pulls thru ,mavericks is very dangerous and like mentioned tonight it takes over 45 min to paddle out !!!
 

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just moved out here (santa cruz) and i was gonna say south based on some conversation with the locals but searched for the answer instead. i would have been incorrect as the source i found states "just north of half moon bay".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavericks_(location)
water temp around here is about 54 degrees as ive been told.
I looked for it back in December but saw no signs. I do remember being at Pillar Point and Princeton by the Sea, though. I'll surely go back soon.

I do remember a few months ago a bunch of spectators being hit by a big wave there. Damn.
 

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NOAA really needs to rethink there ban on jets in the bay, some kind of exception for support vehicles at mavericks is due for consideration.
 

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they use to allow skis there- i had a college buddy who i spotted out there in 03 and 04- it was nutty on a ski let alone paddling out. I havent been out there in years but its damn near impossible to paddle out thru the break.
if you pull into the harbor just follow the road all the way back until you snake to the parking lot. its about a half mile walk to the point and the break is another 1/4 mile out
 

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Sounds like were there, just on a small day..



I looked for it back in December but saw no signs. I do remember being at Pillar Point and Princeton by the Sea, though. I'll surely go back soon.

I do remember a few months ago a bunch of spectators being hit by a big wave there. Damn.
 

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It's not NOAA that wrote that bill....It's the fucking MLPA & tree hugging idiots



NOAA really needs to rethink there ban on jets in the bay, some kind of exception for support vehicles at mavericks is due for consideration.
 

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To give you guys an idea, Mavericks would be like going from your car right into a Top fuel car with only the experience you have driving you're vehicle, Not to mention a square yard of Ocean water is 1-TON of MASS WEIGHT.....no go back & watch the video of him going over the falls. He probably felt like he was getting hit head on by a train.
It's hard to fathom just what Surfers deal with unless you paddle out also
 

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I had a hard time looking at the pics after seeing the one w/ his board at the top of the falls. I kew it wouldn't be good from there.
 
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