I don't know who you are or how to locate you, but you literally saved my life. I want to thank you.
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The last thing I recall is paddling for a wave (at Crespi) and the next thing I remember is laying on a stretcher on the beach looking up at EMTs and you guys in wetsuits. I was barely conscious and the ambulance took me to General Hospital's trauma unit in SF and I was able to go home by 8 pm after x-rays and a CAT scan. I have a concussion but am glad to be alive. I want you to know that I'm OK. My board made it home unscathed. The wetsuit they had to cut off me was old and threadbare. I left a pile of sand in the hospital bed.
The EMT told the nurse that I threw up a bucket of water after you dragged me out of the water (I don't remember), which tells me that you saved me from drowning. I have rescued people stuck in a rip twice, but when we got to shore they were fine, just shaken. What you three guys did for a stranger and fellow surfer (me) was heroic and you should be insanely proud.
As soon as this headache goes away I hope to see you in the lineup. I usually ride a 9'0 Robert August (white with yellow and blue stripes) and Linda Mar has been my home break for the past 19 years. I would love to thank you in person, and even though I won't be able to give you a proper Game of Thrones you-saved-my-life-thank-you, I am indebted to you all.
My children and my partner thank you, my family and friends thank you, and surfers everywhere will silently thank you every time I share this story.