A Doctor and his Passion for Big Swells


A doctor and his passion for big Swells

Tony Butt is one of those guys you won’t connect with big (meaning really big) waves when meeting him for the first time. Inconspicuously dressed, humble in his appearance, unpretentiously when talking about himself and his achievements. But under the surface… Tony has a PhD in Physical Oceanography, does wave forecasting for various publications, is author of several books related to surf science and works as a volunteer for various environmental groups such as Surfers Against Sewage. But first and foremost he is a big wave surfer.

Tony spent a better part of his life chasing the biggest swells on the European Continent, scoring some world’s first along the northwestern tip of Spain. But he really doesn’t like tow-in surfing and contests at all.

More about Tony Butt and related links:
Report about Sustainable Surfing (pdf)
Report Waves are Resources (pdf)
Tony Butt Surfing Big Waves
Book “Surf Science: An introduction to waves for surfing” (2004)


Loooooooooooong Gun!