Tony Butt

Tony Butt photo

Dr Tony Butt star­ted surf­ing in the early 1970s on the south coast of Eng­land. After many years trav­el­ling and won­der­ing where the waves came from, he decided to go back to school, and obtained a PhD in Phys­ical Ocean­o­graphy. He worked with the Coastal Pro­cesses Research Group, Uni­ver­sity of Ply­mouth, Eng­land, for some ten years. He is the author of Surf Sci­ence: An Intro­duc­tion to Waves for Surf­ing, and The Surfer’s Guide to Waves, Coasts and Cli­mates. He has writ­ten many art­icles on the sci­ence of surf­ing and the coastal envir­on­ment, and had a reg­u­lar ocean­o­graphy column in The Surfer’s Path magazine. He lives in a for­got­ten corner of north-​​west Spain, enjoy­ing a few big uncrowded waves and a bit of peace and quiet.

Tony runs a wave pre­dic­tion web­site, www​.swell​-fore​cast​.com.