That's according to the Bay Citizen.
Jacob Trette, 30, says despite being a little light-headed, he feels good and hopes to enter Mavericks when the contest is called.
He was placed in a medically-induced coma for two days.
He describes being hit by an army of waves. He says every time he reached the surface, another wave would knock him down until his body finally gave up. An Australian firefighter rescued him on a jet ski.