A surfer near San Francisco is in critical condition after he was pummeled by a 25 ft. wave on Saturday:
From the LA Times:
Paramedics called to the scene about 10 a.m. Saturday found a 30-year-old surfer who had been rescued and revived by surfers and an emergency medical technician, with the help of bystanders who were at the surf spot, said David Cosgrave, a battalion chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The surfer was flown out to Stanford University Medical Center. [...]
But a 25-foot wave took the pack of surfers by surprise. Video footage shows surfers trying to paddle over the wave, but several surfers were sucked in by the wave when it crashed down. The footage shows another monstrous wave striking a surfer identified as [Jacob] Trette.