Dr. Tony Butt
Tony Butt has a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Plymouth, UK, and worked as a part-time research fellow with the Coastal Processes Research Group for seven years. He now makes a meagre living writing and teaching people about waves and the coastal environment, and is the author of Surf Science: an Introduction to Waves for Surfing (2014) and The Surfers Guide to Waves, Coasts and Climates (2009), in addition to hundreds of articles and contributions to other books.
Tony is a big-wave surfer and has pioneered several new spots along the North Coast of Spain, where he lives for most of the year. During the Southern Winter he migrates to the southwest tip of Africa, where he has become an adopted local at spots like Sunset Reef and Dungeons.