Now, in a new doc-style 2017/2018 Nazaré short film, Cotton says he’ll be making his Nazaré return this upcoming season. “100 percent I’ll be surfing Nazaré in October,” he says.
It was jaw-dropping, gruesome, and undoubtedly life-changing for the British hellman. “I pressed that eject button thinking this isn’t good,” he describes the wipeout. “And this is weird because I didn’t really get any impact and I just had this weightless feeling for what seemed like way too long.
We’ve never seen a wipeout like the one Andrew Cotton survived at Nazaré last year. Flying out of the whitewash what must have been 20 feet in the air then being bodyslammed by the heaviest wave on the planet.
By that point, it will have been less than a full year from the day Andrew Cotton endured one of the craziest wipeouts ever to fully rehabbing a broken back and making it right back to the wave where it all started. “Slowly, slowly.
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