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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jacob Trette, Mavericks Surfer, on the Mend

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Riding out the wave
  • Riding out the wave

Mavericks surfer Jacob Trette took a turn for the better, and is now expected to recover from his surfing accident.

Hospital officials said the 30-year-old is in stable condition after nearly drowning during the Mavericks Surf contest in Half Moon Bay this weekend where waves reached 25 feet high, according to media reports.

Trette, who is from Southern California, was rescued on Saturday by an Australian firefighter who was on his own watercraft shooting pictures, according to media reports.

Trette was taken to Stanford Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition until today.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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