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In early May, legendary camera guy Tim Bonython released a video from his aptly-titled “Terror Vault.” It was the first part of the video you see above, and it was, as the name implied, terrifying.

See, Tim’s been making films that feature very big, very scary waves for a long time now. Over the years, he’s amassed a serious collection of wipeouts that aren’t for the faint of heart. In part two of his Terror Vault series, he features The Right. “I have spent a good part of my life filming this freak of nature,” he wrote, and I have to say it’s one of the most intense, most dangerous waves on the planet.”

Every year from about April through to October, The Right in South Western Australia is hammered by huge swells. It sits just over a half-mile from the coast, and it breaks over a shallow piece of jagged reef. Since there’s a lot of water running into that reef, The Right creates some of the biggest, scariest barrels in the world. “If you become victim,” Bonython wrote, “the wave will take you down deep. Deep enough to blow your ears out like so many of the surfers that have been brave enough to take it on.”


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