Andrew Cotton’s never-ending quest for surfing’s Mount Everest
(CNN)Andrew Cotton is on a perpetual quest, the thirst for which he admits will probably never be truly quenched.
Two years ago, the English plumber was fixing dripping taps — now, as a professional surfer, he is tackling the world’s biggest waves.
His obsession is twofold: To beat the unofficial record size of 100 feet high; and to track down treacherous waves in waters that have never been surfed before. Combining the two is the ideal.
“I think what drives me is the biggest wave,” Cotton says. “That’s the dream isn’t it, in a place where you’re not going to have 50 surfers? That’s exciting.”
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