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Stanford University Medical Center

A seriously injured Mavericks surfer is pulled out of the water by a photographer on a personal watercraft on Jan. 22, 2010. (Photo by Don Montgomery/Special to CBS 5)

Condition Of Injured Mavericks’ Surfer Improves

A Southern California surfer who nearly drowned in heavy surf off of Half Moon Bay on Saturday has regained consciousness and was upgraded to stable condition, hospital officials said Tuesday.

KPIX 5–01/25/2011