From a Coast Guard release:
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a surfer near Big Lagoon, Friday evening.
Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report at approximately 4 p.m. Friday from a good Samaritan who stated there was a person in the water who appeared to be in distress.
Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to the scene. The aircrew arrived on scene at approximately 5 p.m., hoisted the surfer into the helicopter and transferred the survivor to awaiting EMS on shore.
There were no reported medical concerns.
Source: Orange County Register