Surfer Takes on 80-Foot Wave and Lives to Tell the Tale

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British surfer Andrew Cotton surfed an 80-foot wave and won.

In an attempt to ride one of the biggest waves ever, the 34-year-old part-time plumber hit the waves in Portugal and tackled the feat, surviving after he was engulfed by the wave while riding down it Sunday.

Following the ride, Cotton told the BBC he survived by using an inflatable vest that brought him back to the surface.

"It was definitely bordering on unsurfable," Andrew told the network.

"It was a very intimidating, bumpy and far from perfect session. But it was another key learning experience for surfing giant waves, which is really important for me at this point."

Judges from the Billabong XXL competition will decide in March if it was Andrew's biggest wave yet.

Check out the crazy video below!

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