Monday 19 March 2018 / 10:32 AM

British surfer’s 60-foot wipeout in Portugal

British surfer Andrew Cotton miraculously escaped with only a minor arm injury after getting pummelled by a set of 60-foot waves in Portugal.

Cotton wiped out on a wave at Nazare, a notorious big-wave spot north of capital city Lisbon, and lost his board.

Under the water for about 15 seconds, Cotton resurfaced but was forced to endure the whitewash of two subsequent monster waves before the safety ski could reach him. 

The 35-year-old was at Nazare attempting to break the world record for biggest wave ever surfed, which was set at the same spot by American Geoff McNamara in 2011 – 78 feet!

Incredibly, despite his recent scare, Cotton hopes to be back in the water by mid-December for another attempt at the world record. 



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