How big is the perfect wave?
It’s a question that every surfer will have a different answer to, some will claim double overhead is the perfect swell, others will say smaller. Some however, see their waves a little differently, dreaming of not a six or eight foot swell, but a 60ft one.
Andrew Cotton is one of these people. The North Devon based surfer is best known within the surfing industry as one of the only humans alive to have surfed a wave over 60ft and his accomplishments in Ireland, Portugal and further afield, are etched into the minds of all budding big wave surfers.
The waves that Andrew surfs look dangerous from afar, but seeing them in person is a totally different ball game. There’s nothing likes seeing someone take on a monster wave in person, to really understand the fearlessness of big wave surfing.
This Autumn, you could join Andrew on his travels and do exactly that.
Teaming up with the awesome Sharp’s Brewery, Andrew is going to whisk six lucky people and their friends away for two nights to Mullaghmore, Ireland or Nazare, Portugal to watch an XXL session and see the world’s craziest surfers take on the biggest waves in the world.
We caught up with Andrew to find out more about this awesome trip, as well as have a chat about the best things on the planet; surfing the world’s biggest waves, looking after the ocean and of course, beer.