British surfer Andrew Cotton
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Surfer Andrew Cotton escapes 60-foot wave wipeout

2 December 2014 Last updated at 13:41 GMT

A British surfer has escaped with only a minor arm injury after colliding with a huge 60-foot high wave.

Andrew Cotton was trying to break a world record for biggest wave ever surfed, when he the 'wipeout' happened.

He was surfing in a well-known spot for big waves called Nazare, on the coast of Portugal.

Watch the clip to see Andrew take on the huge wave.

Video courtesy of Mikey Corker