Andrew Cotton just took one of the nastiest wipeouts ever at Nazaré today. Realising he's gonna get rumbled by the lip, you can see him try and pull up to get inside it before it lands.

He doesn't.

What then follows is a bit like that footage of killer whales twatting seals 200ft in the air with their tails.

Word is that he's broken a bone in his back, but is not seriously hurt and is on the mend.

Rest up, big man.

HEAVIEST LIP EJECT WIPEOUT EVER AWARD @andrew_cotty @wsl @surfline @magicseaweed The animal, Andrew Cotty Cotton, one of my best friends one of the best people I know a beautiful beautiful mind a beautiful amazing human being. Andrew got hurt on this wave today, so everybody let’s focus on a speedy speedy recovery he says he’s fine just a little back injury nothing serious but we want to get that boy back in the water, so please everybody manifest focus and see him back in action in record time we love Cotty I love you ❤️❤️❤️???? And @polikromia what an absolute pleasure to work with you!!! Repost @polikromia ・・・ WIPEOUT We seldomly share footage while in production of a new doc but... this just happened today in Nazare. While shooting GMAC’s @mcnamara_s return to Nazare Cotty @andrew_cotty got the gnarliest wipe out we have ever seen! By the way, that is not the board flying in the air...Thankfully Cotty’s ok… He’s currently at the hospital recovering. Andy, the team and I are sending you all the love. All rights reserved. Do not repost without permission. Shot exclusively for GMAC’s new doc/ movie by : @go_dids The A Team: @andrew_cotty @mcnamara_s @hugovau @polikromia @rodrcaetano @polvo32 @tim_bonython #wipeout #bigwavesurfing #fearless #wsl #documentary

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