Andrew Cotton's BIGGEST WIPEOUT of the Year - WSL Big Wave Awards Winner 2017/2018

November 8, 2017 - Nazaré, Portugal Professional Big Wave Surfer, Andrew Cotton (UK), suffered a horrific wipeout during a Big Wave Session in Praia do Norte in Portugal, and was taken to the Hospital, after hurting his back. This exclusive footage shows the wave and the moment Cotton is catapulted into the air, and the all aftermath until he is moved to the Ambulance. Cotton caught a monster wave, and successfully rode it till the end. When the wave closed out, Cotton jumped from his board and was then projected into the air several meters high by the huge white water explosion. After the huge wipeout and after being held down underwater for many seconds, Cotton was hit by another wave on the head before being rescued by his partner professional Big Wave Surfer, Hugo Vau. During the rescue operation, the jetski was flipped by another wave, and both Cotton and Vau had to swim to the beach. A Medical Team on site promptly attended Andrew Cotton soon as he got to the beach. At this moment cotty was with pain on his back, so they immobilised him as a precautionary measure. He was then taken by Ambulance a few minutes later to the Hospital. According to filmmaker Pedro Miranda who shot this video, "he broke his back but is stable and recovering good and has no further damage, except being away from the water for maybe 3 months. We all wish him the best and a fast recovery, this was by far the gnarliest wipeout of the Season, stoked that Cotty is recovering”, the filmer said. Also, Cotton posted a little update from his hospital bed later at night: “Thanks to everyone who helped this morning,” he said. “Everyone was really calm, you guys really saved my back, which unfortunately is broken but definitely could be worse, so thank you.” Andrew Cotton is Britain's most notorious Big Wave Surfer, one of Nazaré's first pioneers along with his team mate Garrett McNamara. Cotton has been consistently surfing giant waves in Nazaré since the beginning 6-7 years ago and was previously nominated for the WSL Big Wave Awards with a wave caught in Nazaré. * (Update 2018.04.05 - This video has been nominated for "Wipeout of the Year" in the 2017/18 WSL Big Wave Awards) * (Update 2018.04.28 - This video won the "Wipeout of the Year" Award in the 2017/18 WSL Big Wave Awards) _________________________ Copyright © 2017, Pedro Miranda, all rights reserved Filmed and Edited by: Pedro Miranda Featured Surfers: Andrew Cotton, Hugo Vau Location: Praia do Norte, Nazaré - Portugal __________________________ The footage in this video is protected by copyright. To use or obtain a licence for the footage on this video for news articles, social networks, editorial pieces, TV broadcast or in a commercial player, please first contact me or my Agent's Desk +44 (0) 8432 895 191: http://www.plmiranda.com http://fb.com/plmirandaphoto @plmiranda on Instagram *** Unauthorised Usage and Access will be Detected and Prosecuted ***

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November 8, 2017 - Nazaré, Portugal Professional Big Wave Surfer, Andrew Cotton (UK), suffered a horrific wipeout during a Big Wave Session in Praia do Norte in Portugal, and was taken to the Hospital, after hurting his back. This exclusive footage shows the wave and the moment Cotton is catapulted into the air, and the all aftermath until he is moved to the Ambulance. Cotton caught a monster wave, and successfully rode it till the end. When the wave closed out, Cotton jumped from his board and was then projected into the air several meters high by the huge white water explosion. After the huge wipeout and after being held down underwater for many seconds, Cotton was hit by another wave on the head before being rescued by his partner professional Big Wave Surfer, Hugo Vau. During the rescue operation, the jetski was flipped by another wave, and both Cotton and Vau had to swim to the beach. A Medical Team on site promptly attended Andrew Cotton soon as he got to the beach. At this moment cotty was with pain on his back, so they immobilised him as a precautionary measure. He was then taken by Ambulance a few minutes later to the Hospital. According to filmmaker Pedro Miranda who shot this video, "he broke his back but is stable and recovering good and has no further damage, except being away from the water for maybe 3 months. We all wish him the best and a fast recovery, this was by far the gnarliest wipeout of the Season, stoked that Cotty is recovering”, the filmer said. Also, Cotton posted a little update from his hospital bed later at night: “Thanks to everyone who helped this morning,” he said. “Everyone was really calm, you guys really saved my back, which unfortunately is broken but definitely could be worse, so thank you.” Andrew Cotton is Britain's most notorious Big Wave Surfer, one of Nazaré's first pioneers along with his team mate Garrett McNamara. Cotton has been consistently surfing giant waves in Nazaré since the beginning 6-7 years ago and was previously nominated for the WSL Big Wave Awards with a wave caught in Nazaré. * (Update 2018.04.05 - This video has been nominated for "Wipeout of the Year" in the 2017/18 WSL Big Wave Awards) * (Update 2018.04.28 - This video won the "Wipeout of the Year" Award in the 2017/18 WSL Big Wave Awards) _________________________ Copyright © 2017, Pedro Miranda, all rights reserved Filmed and Edited by: Pedro Miranda Featured Surfers: Andrew Cotton, Hugo Vau Location: Praia do Norte, Nazaré - Portugal __________________________ The footage in this video is protected by copyright. To use or obtain a licence for the footage on this video for news articles, social networks, editorial pieces, TV broadcast or in a commercial player, please first contact me or my Agent's Desk +44 (0) 8432 895 191: http://www.plmiranda.com http://fb.com/plmirandaphoto @plmiranda on Instagram *** Unauthorised Usage and Access will be Detected and Prosecuted ***

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MrAquaman2011
MrAquaman2011 - 3 years ago
You saw what happened? It looks like he bounced off his board, which broke his back, which propelled him forward out ahead of the wave, to be bounced a few more times. Relax and get better Andrew!
Balker
Balker - 3 years ago
Don't let the camera angles fool you. These waves are not THAT dangerous or big at all. Any intermediate surfer could paddle into them quite easily and at the end of the day its just water. Ever jumped into water before? Yeah exactly, you go right through it without pain. The only danger I can see here is if you were someone who couldn't swim at all .
João Carlos
João Carlos - 3 years ago
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@Balker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-KaZ13zJMQ
Go and jump to the water mate
Santiago Loaiza
Santiago Loaiza - 3 years ago
pretty good trolling
Gunther Andrich
Gunther Andrich - 3 years ago
Seriously? Sarcasm or beyond kookiness? There is more to surfing than just surfing the net....
2ndEarth
2ndEarth - 3 years ago
I almost knocked myself out with a 9 footer, which by the mere bounce of how I crashed, projected the board right on on my head during wipe out. I had one of the biggest concussions of my life, everything was white, and I kept throwing up. I just hope that doesn't ever happen in a 100+ feet wave!
Lalo Hernandez
Lalo Hernandez - 3 years ago
I believe he broke his back on this wipeout.
Sutherland Surf Museum
Sutherland Surf Museum - 3 years ago
Nazare is no place for humans...unless you want to live fast and die young.
Nocturnal
Nocturnal - 3 years ago
Insane. Amazing he is still alive
William Moss
William Moss - 3 years ago
wayyy too deep should have got off when he saw the peak 20 yards in front of him
Tx_Slab
Tx_Slab - 3 years ago
Dang, that was the most gnarly wipeout I’ve seen to date. I hope his back will heal quickly. Props to all who responded and were able to get to him fast. He easily could have been knocked out and then drown. The Lord Jesus must have been there or sent angels to protect him that day.
Karel Van Leer
Karel Van Leer - 3 years ago
That waves came down and hit him or hit the water just before hitting him the wave knocked him 60 to 70 feet up in the air and then slammed him down on the water that has got to be fucking crazy

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TheRealCritique
TheRealCritique - 3 years ago
Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. I give this a 100 rating of darwin award. I don't know why people act like these clowns are the top people on the planet. Artists and musicians take risks and do far more that's interesting.
AllahDoesNotExist
AllahDoesNotExist - 3 years ago
HAHAHAHA what a noob
Devereux 60
Devereux 60 - 3 years ago
Anyone smell shit , I think I pooped my pants
Brett Octane
Brett Octane - 3 years ago
So g nar ...
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
Worst thing about surfing wipeout videos are all the fucking kooks who dont surf saying "omg how dumb can you be what do you expect doing this. HOW STUPID" no you fucking morons are the stupid ones. You have no right to say anything if you are not a surfer. Riding your 9 foot soft top 3 times a year doesnt make you a surfer.
William
William - 3 years ago
He took off to far back. Should have pulled out.
BLACK05GO1
BLACK05GO1 - 3 years ago
In my opinion he should have gone right on the wave, which would have taken him away from the peak. He went left from way too deep and that put him right under the peak. Now you see why most guys stay over on the shoulder of the wave and never get under the peak. It's so risky on a wave that big.
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
not that easy on a 80 foot wave
milkmandan77
milkmandan77 - 3 years ago
Ladies and gentlemen - your XXXL Wipeout of the Year.
STOCKIE
STOCKIE - 3 years ago
Cotty you're a legend, get well soon bud! Sending good vibes from Santa Barbara, CA.
Martin Ginsburg
Martin Ginsburg - 3 years ago
Double brain fade.  First Cotton for fading, crazy and dumb.  The Jet Ski for turning back into the wave instead of going straight to the beach.  Double brain fade
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
He had to turn around and try to climb the white wash or they were gonna get mowed down. He tried to let it pass and go in after. This happens a lot with skis.
kimbella66
kimbella66 - 3 years ago
Hi, what I don't understand is; why did the jet ski turn around instead of keep going full speed towards the beach, I don't get what was the pilot trying to accomplish, by turning around charging the the wave coming behind them, he already had the surfer on board, anyone?
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
You have to turn around sometimes or you will get mowed down. he tried to climb that white water to let it pass and go in after but it didnt work. If you watch teahupoo and other spots with skis you will see it happen a lot.
Pedro Miranda
Pedro Miranda - 3 years ago
kimbella66 that’s a fair question, at the time Hugo (the jet ski driver) picked up Cotty, he didn’t know that he was injured and Cotty wasn’t able to communicate with him, so he was still trying to get back to the outside instead of the beach. Only at the beach they all realized Cotty was was not Ok.

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MOH-Hansy
MOH-Hansy - 3 years ago
Why did you sensor the audio? Those beeps are so annoying. Also it's not in English, so very few people will understand it anyways...
Pedro Miranda
Pedro Miranda - 3 years ago
Very few people, including my mother ;) hahaha just kidding, this video went kind of mainstream, and I wouldn't be comfortable with me saying the F-Word and others much worst for eternity, so decided to beep it. Sorry about that ;)
John M
John M - 3 years ago
That is one Badass bounce eh! I just can’t stop laughing in total amazement! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
poesiaenobras
poesiaenobras - 3 years ago
Great camera work, Andrew. I hope the guys from Metro pay what they stole. Do you know if Andrew used the buyoncy emergency system?
MyBio
MyBio - 3 years ago
0:22 weeeeeeee
Nathan Griffith
Nathan Griffith - 3 years ago
He broke his back
Paolo Inverse
Paolo Inverse - 3 years ago
And this footage one day will be called "Broken Back Mountain".
marcos dantas
marcos dantas - 3 years ago
Em menos de 02min ele já estava na ambulância, parabéns a todos os envolvidos no resgate
Pedro Miranda
Pedro Miranda - 3 years ago
marcos dantas foi mesmo, todos os envolvidos estão de parabéns!
My OpenMind
My OpenMind - 3 years ago
I’m not surprised he fractured a vertebra.
Did he suffer any cord injury?
Eric Tanner
Eric Tanner - 3 years ago
Hope he does not spend the rest of his life with chronic back pain now. An injury that will haunt you for the rest of your days.
anthony falconetti
anthony falconetti - 3 years ago
well he was a bit unsure..faded a bit then made his move but way too late..surfing a huge wave backside is always tricky..but really he got off from the ski in the wrong place and couldn't charge out of it..and really got blown up by the wave..the jet ski driver was not sure what to do either...lucky cotton is not paralysed..this wave is not for intermediates..double black diamond..plus he had some bad luck..then maybe good luck. he lived.
Frosted
Frosted - 3 years ago
anthony falconetti . . . I agree with your analysis. I have watched the first 16 seconds repeatedly. Andrew appears to "hesitate or dither" around the 13 - 15 second mark.

Andrew is in the worst possible position. He is half way on the wave face and has only one option and that is jump off prior to the lip forming and pitching.

Andrew hesitates and then tries to outrun the deadly lip. His bad position pays off in terms of the inverse lottery and the full power of the lip lands on his body and smashes him.

He is lucky that he is alive and NOT A para or quadraplegic. I sincerely hope that he walks and surfs again.
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
This wasnt his first rodeo at Nazare. The ski driver tried to climb the white wash to let it pass then go in. If you watch videos of teahupoo and other spots with skis you see it happen a lot

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Chris H
Chris H - 3 years ago
is he still alive? In hospital? Nazare is no sport - sorry, so many people look that worldwide...nazare the name for the biggest waves in the world...nazare maybe not a place for surfing? Hope he will survive...good luck Andrew!!!
Alabastine
Alabastine - 3 years ago
Yeah there will always be people brave or stupid enough, depending your point of view, to surf the biggest waves found by men. Of course it is a bad idea but look at it this way: if they want to risk their life for a 20 second thrill, who are we to tell them they shouldn't? It does not put anyone else in danger, except the jet ski driver, who also chooses to be there.
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
You contradicted your own comment....biggest wave in the world but not a place for surfing? Thats the dream, bud.
Chris H
Chris H - 3 years ago
Thank u, you right....found it here: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/watch-surfing-wipeout-big-waves-crash-andrew-cotton-nazare-portugal-a8045436.html

Nazare - very extreme there. Never saw s.o. before.
Dakota ô¿ô
Dakota ô¿ô - 3 years ago
Chris H Last I heard he was in the hospital with a broken back but still alive
André Crizel
André Crizel - 3 years ago
Andrew incrível sua disposição, boa recuperação para você
manuel josé
manuel josé - 3 years ago
wow tossed like a toy!!!!!
Benz
Benz - 3 years ago
I feel so bad for him!!!!!
broadcast20081
broadcast20081 - 3 years ago
I don't know about surfing. What did he bounce out of the water at the moment the wave fall??
sevenrats
sevenrats - 3 years ago
Actually I just watched again. It doesn't look like he jumped at all.
sevenrats
sevenrats - 3 years ago
I don't think he even ever hit the water! For sure though, he was going to get slammed no matter what but he might not have gone so high if he had belly slid a little earlier. Not that I would've done any better than him! Just post smash analysis.
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
@sevenrats no matter when he jumped he was going waaaaay to fast to penetrate the water, he would have bounced like he did no matter what.
sevenrats
sevenrats - 3 years ago
He got hit in the back by the white water at the same time that he jumped. It's like getting hit by multiple fire hoses at the same time. If he jumped a little earlier it might have been better. Maybe. Maybe not.
Alabastine
Alabastine - 3 years ago
Corvux IX jumped? The guy shot like 20+ meters through the air. That was not because he jumped.
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
Youre both wrong. Hitting water going that fast with a wave of that magnitude causes you to bounce like its concrete. He ejected and tried to penetrate but it was like I said , concrete. He didnt go under and the explosion of the wave made him fly. Even smaller waves dont allow you to penetrate the water if youre going too fast.
Corvux IX
Corvux IX - 3 years ago
the ping pong analogy is not correct. the surfer jumped on purpose to avoid being hit by the wave. I'm glad he made it.
Jesuscger
Jesuscger - 3 years ago
The wave creats a pressurized air bag that acts like a bomb.
broadcast20081
broadcast20081 - 3 years ago
sensational But the ping pong ball is full of air. What about the human body??
sunsensational
sunsensational - 3 years ago
broadcast20081 Pour a bucket of water directly onto a ping-pong ball and watch it shoot out. Same exact thing except surfer= ping-pong ball and bucket of water= Nazare
Josh Christman
Josh Christman - 3 years ago
I met him surfing in Cornwall
john smith
john smith - 3 years ago
Why do all jet ski drivers at Nazare suck? He didn't even give him a hand and then tried to break through way to big of a wave when he could of just gone to the beach. These drivers keep almost killing people first Maya Gabeira and now this. Smh
Demian Ponce
Demian Ponce - 3 years ago
Soon they will have to use Heli to get off people from there.
2ndEarth
2ndEarth - 3 years ago
But have you ever hit a lip at full speed, it feels like a car crash, and sometimes you can't hold on no matter how strong you are.
Tx_Slab
Tx_Slab - 3 years ago
Frosted - I don’t think he took off late, I think he faded and that cost him a broken back. Could’ve happen to anybody though. We all want the critical sections, but that wasn’t what he had in mind. :-)
Frosted
Frosted - 3 years ago
Tx_Slab . . . Unfortunately Andrew made the ultimate error. He took off way too late. After that the size and power of Nazare is too much.

Cotton appears to be either ambivalent or hesitant half way down the face and that led to his ultimate disaster.

Anyone caught in large surf will tell you that your options are extremely limited.
Tx_Slab
Tx_Slab - 3 years ago
I think the ski needed to bring him to the beach. No need to turn around. Not sure why he wanted to fade on that wave. That was a huge mistake.
Miguel Freitas
Miguel Freitas - 3 years ago
atmosphere Adr This is one of those kids who have opinions about everything. One day maybe he will be able to make silence about his own opinions.
Miguel Freitas
Miguel Freitas - 3 years ago
atmosphere Adr Find them yourself, ignorant kid
atmosphere Adr
atmosphere Adr - 3 years ago
Arguments please !
atmosphere Adr
atmosphere Adr - 3 years ago
And Andrew didnt break his back because of something that the jet ski driver did or didn't do, the wave did !
Miguel Freitas
Miguel Freitas - 3 years ago
john smith This kid talks and talks and talks...
Miguel Freitas
Miguel Freitas - 3 years ago
atmosphere Adr Caucasian talk caucasian talk... talk talk talk...
Je vais te dire
Je vais te dire - 3 years ago
John Smith, you are the worst troll of the day noob....
atmosphere Adr
atmosphere Adr - 3 years ago
I repeat what pedro said (who was there) "at the time Hugo (the jet ski driver) picked up Cotty, he didn’t know that he was injured and Cotty wasn’t able to communicate with him, so he was still trying to get back to the outside instead of the beach. Only at the beach they all realized Cotty was was not Ok." It must be very noisy there. About the canyon: yes it wedges waves up , but it is also very deep, and it cuts through the continental shelf. Check the ocean floor map.
john smith
john smith - 3 years ago
atmosphere Adr no the waves get big because of a long canyon that wedges waves up. You are wrong the jet ski driver was at fault.
atmosphere Adr
atmosphere Adr - 3 years ago
The tow guys come from all over the world , there are just a few locals.
Waves this size can only happen when there is close to no continental shell to block their energy. Nazaré waves are definitely not smaller than jaws waves , but they vary more in shape speed and size. Its been less than 10 years since nazare is surfed , in this short period it already produced record waves , we haven't even seen how big it can get.
Look at this one , a wipe out on the biggest I have ever seen https://youtu.be/39pyQVQJxjs?t=53
atmosphere Adr
atmosphere Adr - 3 years ago
He wanted to go back to the line up , that is how it looks to me. There is no view of the big picture in this video, so it is hard to conclude anything. The idea that they are almost killing people just doesn't have a lot to do with reality .
john smith
john smith - 3 years ago
atmosphere Adr jet skis can go faster than any wave there how do you think they tow the guys in? In the video you can see the driver speed away from the white water, slow down, and finally turn around and head back twords the white water. If the jet ski can tow them into 100 foot waves it clearly can go faster than 15 foot white water. The driver was at fault.
atmosphere Adr
atmosphere Adr - 3 years ago
Its not the first time the white water is going faster than the max jet ski speed . I don't see him doing anything wrong . Also the driver doesn't know Andrew had a broken back so maybe he tried to return to the line up.
atmosphere Adr
atmosphere Adr - 3 years ago
Mc namara for example brings his tow guy from hawaii, a guy that also drives the jetski on big Jaws day's so some of same people are involved.
Nazaré can get that big because there is a very deep channel(under water canyon) there that carves its way through the continental shell all the way to the beach. That is also why 15 seconds period with 3,5 meter wave height already produces waves that count for big wave surfers. The hard thing with nazare is that waves break all over the place , making it harder for jetski's to rescue. Jaws is much more a wave that breaks in a fixed spot with a more consistent quality. But in Nazare an other phenomena sometimes creates record waves
john smith
john smith - 3 years ago
https://youtu.be/SEZvtGus0HU at 30 seconds. That is how it is meant to be done. And don't say anything about how the waves are bigger and faster at Nazare. At Jaws the waves are much fast being that they just came out of open ocean with no continental shelf. At Nazare the waves feel the underwater topography for miles then the waves wedge up through an underwater canyon causing them to sow down much more than the waves at Jaws.
john smith
john smith - 3 years ago
R GT what do you mean? The driver had plenty of time to grab Andrew by the hand and help him up. And there was no reason for him to turn around and try to break through the white water when could easily outrun it to the beach.
atmosphere Adr
atmosphere Adr - 3 years ago
I was just talking about the idea that the jet ski drivers suck. I disagree with that !
R GT
R GT - 3 years ago
atmosphere Adr guess you better offer your services, 100ft faces bearing down on you are nothin right? lol
atmosphere Adr
atmosphere Adr - 3 years ago
Now that's nonsense
R GT
R GT - 3 years ago
john smith because it is so big, hard to out run, so much white energy in the broken wave,,, perilous
PAPI P
PAPI P - 3 years ago
bela merda
Benjamin Schedel
Benjamin Schedel - 3 years ago
Insaaane!!! At First, it Looks like Cotty survived the wipeout without any Injuries - he's Even able to fight the 2nd Monster, Swim and grab the jet-ski's Safetypad!!! It seems to me, that sth. went terrible wrong while both went straight into the 3rd whitewater wall - Imagine Driving your car with 50km/h into a Moving object - impact Zone Kills it..
we all witnessed a human being suriving mother earth's great power!!! See what we are capable of - if you train, focus and give more then 100% in Things you do!! He wasn't lucky, he was prepared to surive this situation - all the best and speedy recovery! GOAT
fiddlestickz muzik
fiddlestickz muzik - 3 years ago
like watching keystone kops in the surf..
SLUGGYSS
SLUGGYSS - 3 years ago
Lucky to stay alive... Congrats to the rescuers!
Bruno P.C.
Bruno P.C. - 3 years ago
surreal, how can a person can survive things like this?
Manufacturing Solutions
Manufacturing Solutions - 3 years ago
Less than 1/10 of 1% of the surfing population can even relate to this kind of horror..
trupiil
trupiil - 3 years ago
sorry guys, I was kidding. Couldn't resist. My biggest wave was a 2-3m monster in peniche Portugal and my surf life is like 10 days on water.
Bruno P.C.
Bruno P.C. - 3 years ago
i believe that he was just kidding with us. But, if not, he probably never get powdered even by a 8ft wave.
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
trupiil i really hope your kidding. That is tons and tons and tons of water landing on top of you and holding you down will all that weight and pressure. Staying under for close to a minute while getting rag dolled to no end. yes its water but its BIG water and a BIG deal with BIG consequences. Big wave surfers have a very intense training regimen.
trupiil
trupiil - 3 years ago
it's only water, no big deal.
Bruno P.C.
Bruno P.C. - 3 years ago
Yeah! Not regular, for sure! Nice job Pedro, tnks for the reply!
Pedro Miranda
Pedro Miranda - 3 years ago
A "regular" person, can't ;)
Bruno P.C.
Bruno P.C. - 3 years ago
wow, thanks to let me know it, i thought i was the strongest fastest beautiful and best person in the world.
Nathan Griffith
Nathan Griffith - 3 years ago
Bruno P.C. Because many people are better than you ever will be
Rogue Herring
Rogue Herring - 3 years ago
an ill timed fade on a 100 foot of face. a subsequent 100 foot bounce. Capsizing jet skis. this has everything.
Jake Oliak
Jake Oliak - 3 years ago
Rogue Herring wtf
fred rit
fred rit - 3 years ago
he's coming down the face of this monster not knowing where to go apparently , at one point he seems to want to veer left , then he changes his mind and keeps going straight which is the last thing you wanna do at a place like this , and then the inevitable , the whole thing dumps on him , a mystery how he didn't get killed.
Talk is cheap , of course , but to me he looks like a kook being towed by a jet ski...
First Last
First Last - 3 years ago
he actually faded faded right and tried to go left but got caught....youre wrong about going straight. You should just delete your whole comment honestly, you are the biggest kook. Getting towed in a surfing the 100 foot wave doesnt make you a big wave surfer.....are you using your brain? theres footage of this guy paddling into huge surf all around the world. Even red bull did a series on him. I heard of him before Garret and saw videos of paddling before towing. To say he is nobody and not a big wave surfer is seriously fucking retarded. Dont say "you need to earn the title" shut the fuck up you are sitting at your keyboard and have probably never rode a wave bigger than chest high. Saying you need to get out of the way of lip is A HELL OF A LOT EASIER than riding this gigantic wave, reading it and trying to get out of the way.....did you use your brain at all? It obviously wasnt easy to get out of the way.
Pedro Miranda
Pedro Miranda - 3 years ago
Fred, this guy is probably one of the most experienced guys out there in Nazaré, he's a pioneer along with Garrett McNamara there. He and Hugo have been involved in the past in some of the most intense and scary wipeouts and rescue situations, and they will keep doing it.
HighOnHI
HighOnHI - 3 years ago
Kooks dont fuck with 100 ft faces
William Anchor
William Anchor - 3 years ago
FRED RIT - You are seriously a muppet.  

A)  Cotty was nominated for 2014 Ride of the Year Entry - Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 
B) Cotty towed in Garrett McNamara in 2013 to "The biggest wave ever surfed"
C) Calling him a Kook is beyond pathetic.
The Kruxed
The Kruxed - 3 years ago
You are stupid then as well. Theres footage of him around big wave breaks stretching back multiple years. Mcnamara would not personally endorse or trust his life to a nobody and funnily enough his record breaking wave he caught in 2012 he was towed in by Cotton himself.
Just because someone isn't headlining magazines doesn't mean they aren't well known, any big wave surfer will know Andrew Cotton and more importantly consider him a peer, you meanwhile just clearly a hater and as such are blocked so i don't come across your drivel again
whiteWolf MNTKA
whiteWolf MNTKA - 3 years ago
Kook* and that jetski guy failed at the secondary level
fred rit
fred rit - 3 years ago
Andrew Cotton , unlike Garret Mc Namara who has been charging big waves , unassisted , all over the world for decades , is nobody in the surfing world.
Any one whose into the sport knows that . Having the guts to get out at Nazare behind a jet ski doesn't make you a big wave surfer in any way , you have to prove that over the years , and up until now the only footage that include mr Cotton surfing big waves is that of him being towed at Praia do Norte .
One of the principle of surfing , whether you surf 6 foot beach breaks , or giant waves like that is to get away from the lip in a wipe out , keyboard warrior or not...
The Kruxed
The Kruxed - 3 years ago
You are a moron. This guy is a professional and been surfing this spot and others for years upon years, saying hes part of Mcnamara crew at Nazare says it all.

Each year these guys push themselves to get deeper, he simply misjudged it and when you fuck up even a small % you get wasted by waves like this. Meaning real COOKS like yourself who live behind keyboard talking shit without any facts or knowledge will end up doing nothing in life other than criticizing others, good luck with that career bro
Loteta Cartel
Loteta Cartel - 3 years ago
fred rit talk is cheap bro , at least he went for it
ckaz007
ckaz007 - 3 years ago
The big wave coughed him out like a cat does with a fur ball.
Mike Thurston
Mike Thurston - 3 years ago
Madness!

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