Behind the Lines with Andrew Cotton – Part 3

It was the best of winters for big wave surfers and it was the worst of winters. In this episode of Behind the Lines, Andrew Cotton, one of the men in the thick of it all, recounts amazing stories from his historic tow-in session with Garrett McNamara and gives us a peek into the logistical nightmare of a sport that relies on personal watercraft both for propulsion and for safety. When his PWC hook up fails at the last moment Andrew opts to surf Nazaré the old fashioned way, but will he catch a wave?

Director: Mikey Corker
Producer: Show ‘n Tell Media
Athletes: Andrew Cotton, Garrett McNamara, Maya Gabeira, Carlos Burle, Al Mennie, Kurt Rist, Richie Fitzgerald
Sports: Surfing

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Behind the Lines with Andrew Cotton – Part 2

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In this episode of Behind the Lines Andrew Cotton heads to Nazaré during the St Jude storm for one of the craziest and scariest surfing sessions of his life. As he and tow partner Garrett McNamara chase monsters, fellow big wave charger Maya Gabeira’s lifeless body is pulled from the sea by her tow partner Carlos Burle, driving home the reality of the risks these athletes face in the most dangerous surf conditions on the planet. When Garrett decides to stop surfing Andrew is forced to make one of the toughest decisions of his big wave career. This is the behind-the-scenes story of one of the most famous days in big wave surfing history. Don’t miss it.

Director: Mikey Corker
Producer: Show ‘n Tell Media
Athletes: Andrew Cotton, Garrett McNamara, Maya Gabeira, Carlos Burle, Al Mennie, Kurt Rist, Richie Fitzgerald
Sports: Surfing

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Behind the Lines with Andrew Cotton – Part 1

The first in the instalment of 6 films from Epic TV documenting Andrew Cotton’s journey to surf the biggest wave

Very calculated, and gung ho,’ that’s how big wave surfing legend Garrett McNamara describes Andrew Cotton, the British big wave surfer who has spent the last few winters carving out a name for himself in the hallowed halls of global big wave surfing. Ride shotgun with Andrew through the heart of an epic winter season as he experiences intense highs and extreme lows in his hunt for the biggest waves on the planet. In this episode we take a look back at Andrew’s journey into the world of big wave surfing to help us understand how he ended up as one of only a handful of riders pushing the boundaries of possibility in a sport where success and failure are never far apart. From the frigid waves of Mullaghmore, Ireland, to record breaking sessions at Nazaré, Portugal, we’re in for a wild ride. The Story of Andrew Cotton’s Quest to Ride the Biggest Wave Ever | Behind the Lines, Ep. 1