Andrew Cotton suffered a serious back injury at Nazaré’s Praia do Norte, in Portugal. Local surfers believe Nazaré fired some of the biggest waves of the decade, as side-shore winds and a powerful NW swell channeled energy into Praia do Norte’s underwater canyon. Waves in the 35-foot range worked like a magnet, and the lineup was quickly invaded by big wave surfers and their support teams.
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Andrew Cotton breaks back at Nazaré