Residing in Croyde, South West in the United Kingdom, big wave surfer Andrew Cotton often ventures across his homeland border to hunt down massive swells. This time, the giant, unruly surf at Nazaré brought “Cotty” to Portugal on February 2, 2014. Media outlets around the world are buzzing with estimates of how large the wave actually was, possibly 78-80 ft, and questioning its possible “World Record breaking” status.
New World Record or wicked wipeout? Comment below!
Cotton’s wave at Nazaré was entered into the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards as a 2014 Ride of the Year entry. Lucky for us, filmer Jose Pedro Gomes captured it all for your viewing pleasure.
Now compare Cotton’s ride to the current World Record for largest wave ever surfed, held by Garrett McNamara (HAW) at the same break. Watch as he describes the ride of his life at the Portuguese monster wave, in an exclusive Surf Channel interview:
Which wave was bigger – that of Andrew Cotton or Garrett McNamara? COMMENT BELOW!