Growing up surfing on the South Coast of England, Tony quickly became fascinated about 'where the waves came from and why'. Since the mid 1990s he has published numerous articles on the physics of waves for non-scientific readers, most notably in The Surfer's Path magazine. He is also the author of 'Surf Science, a Introduction to Waves for Surfing.'
Tony Butt holds a PhD in physical oceanography and is a visiting fellow at the Coastal Processes Research Group at the University of Plymouth in England. He is on the board of directors at Surfers Against Sewage and is an 'International Liaison' for Australian National Reserves. Tony lives in a forgotten corner of Northwest Spain, where he enjoys surfing massive waves, in relative peace and quiet.