Hailing from the United Kingdom, Andrew Cotton, spent some valuable time in Portugal on October 28, 2013 scoring his “Ride of the Year” entry for the 2014 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards. Plumber by trade, Cotton’s love and passion for big wave surfing keeps him scoring some heavy swells, making a name for himself all over Europe.
Filmed by José Pedro Gomes, Cotton’s wave will be presented to the critical judges, who will have the tough job of sifting through every clip submitted during this winter season. Keep in mind that it is only the end of November, and many other big wave chargers have their eyes locked on scoring their own award-winning rides this season.
Watch last year’s “Worst Wipeout” submissions from the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2012-2013: