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Surfer Andrew Cotton among top big wave riders

11 May 2012 Last updated at 17:49 BST

Andrew Cotton, 32, from Braunton, was nominated for surfing one of the biggest waves of the year, the only British surfer to make the top five in the Billabong XXL Awards for big wave surfers.

He rode a ride of a 50ft (15.2m) wave at Mullaghmore off the west coast of Ireland on 8 March.