Olympian and big wave surfer visit surfing museum

Olympic snowboarder Jenny Jones visited the Museum of British to interview leading big wave surfer Andrew Cotton for her new extreme sports programme on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Jenny became the first Briton to win a medal in a snow event when she picked up bronze in the slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Bristolian’s specialist programme Jenny Jones’ Extreme goes out every Thursday between 9pm & 10pm.

She chose Braunton resident Andrew Cotton for her first series for his achievements on a global stage in big wave surfing. Cotton is now in Portugal training for the winter ahead as he strives to clinch a world record for Britain for the biggest wave ever surfed.

The Museum of British Surfing has one of Cotty’s specialist tow-surfing boards that he used to ride some of the world’s biggest waves on display in the current exhibition The First Wave – which is all about Britain’s surfing pioneers.