We are giving away 3 (yes 3!) of Andrew Cotton’s tow boards!


These boards were designed for our team of big wave surfers – Andrew Cotton and Barry Mottershead, in conjunction with legendary shaper Bruce Mckee. Bruce shaped for many years at Pukas and under his own name, building boards for the likes of Tom Curren and Sunny Garcia.


With Cotty’s and Barry’s input, we developed a board that would go in 20-40ft solid waves – in particular Mullaghmore, where both guys most frequently surf. The boards have since been used by a number of surfers as their go to board at Mullaghmore including Hugo Vau, Conor McGuire and Nic Von Rupp. Barry has also gained a number of XXL nominations on the same board.


The boards are made from HD-eps foam, with layers of glass and bamboo on the deck and bottom and carbon rails, lead weights between the feet in the core and additional inserts for modular weights. They have 5 futures fin boxes with quad fin placement by McKee.


Of the 9 boards originally made, we have 3 of Cotty’s to give away. These boards will be signed by Cotty and presented by the man himself to the winners at the Tiki surf shop in North Devon.


There are 3 ways to enter the competition:  THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED


  1. On Facebook, Closed and Like the Tiki Surf Shop page then Like and Share the competition post.


  1. On Instagram, Closed and follow @tikisurfshop and tag a friend in the competition post.


  1. On our website, Closed and fill in the form.


We will pick one winner from each platform – 3 boards, 3 winners. You can enter any way, as many times as you like.


Small print:


– Closing date of the competition is 20th September.

– Cotty’s going to Nazare in October so if you want to come and meet him and collect the prize it will need to be between the 21st and 30th Sept.

– We can arrange delivery of the board, at the winner’s cost.

– You can enter the competition as many times as you like on any or all 3 ways to enter.

– We will pick the winner at random, 1 from each entry draw. If the same name comes up twice, we will draw a 2nd name – ie. You cant win 2 boards!

– Competition is only open to UK mainland, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland customers.

– Employees of Tiki and their immediate families, persons connected with the competition/prize draw and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the Competition.


Who is… Sean Wilde

Sean Wilde, originating from Australia, started Wilde Shapes over twenty five years ago in Huntington Beach California. After shaping surfboards for a decade in the States and a further seventeen years in Australia, his shapes are a perfect blend of both styles.

Although working on his own designs from the beginning, Sean has also shaped for some of the most highly regarded surfboard shapers in the industry.
One such shaper, the late Blake Case whom at the time was at the forefront of modern design and was shaping boards for Tom Curren, Sunny Garcia and Derick Ho. Blake passed on his knowledge and his prized planer which Sean still uses to this day.

Sean then started shaping and riding surfboards of the longer variety after starting his new job at the Robert August factory. Working for four years with a team of surfing legends hand shaping an assortment of models, you might say his apprenticeship was well and truly complete.

When he was offered a chance to move back home to Australia with the Robert August label and his first child on the way he jumped at it. It wasn’t long before he was shaping boards, not only for the Robert August label, but also Bennetts, Keyo as well as continuing his own label.

This all led to the ultimate decision of letting all other labels go in order to pursue his dream of making his own label.

– Wilde Shapes –