Watch: The Terror Vault // Part 2 - The Right

Stu Nettle
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Welcome to the second instalment in Tim Bonython's Terror Vault series. 

This time it's a highlight collection - mostly wipeouts, but some of the best makes too - from The Right.

Noticeable are some of the names that appear, guys I've rarely heard of who've chased a swell, jumped in the ring, and then hit the canvas - hard.

Don't get me wrong, I ain't laughing or making light of their misadventures, in fact more power to them, but it shows both the allure and the brute power of The Right. Few are the surfers who want to ride it, and some of them will do it once, get floored, and then want nothing more to do with it.

Then again, there are some surfers who keep going back again and again, and they're a very special breed indeed.

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Bob Sacamano commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 2:39pm

That wave around 5:50, I don' even want to diminish its ferocity by attempting to estimate its height, it's just a pure death slab. And somehow he dodges a literally dry reef ledge gargling up by a few metres? An apt visual description of wave of consequence. Faaaarkk that. Sadistic little edit that one.

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Breeze commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 11:58am

Great compilation Tim.

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Chris010 commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 12:45pm

That wave at 7:50, not one of the biggest but he gets drilled straight into the reef. How do you survive that? Super lucky...

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flow commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 12:45pm

Any injuries? How's the wipeout at 9:24!

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ringmaster commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 1:04pm

As long as those blokes are prepared to get whipped into it, I'll keep watching it!

Just makes you wonder what the next level up from that wave will be sometime in the near future no doubt.

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memlasurf commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 1:44pm

Hows the shot when there is still board in the wave from a previous attempt. This is not a healthy past time.

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PKsswellnet commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 2:25pm

Great work Tim. Thx. Next level from Cape Fear.

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bluediamond commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 2:40pm

Dean Morrison's wave is a brute that stood out for me...how's the line he draws. Respect to all these chargers. The wave is a pure freak.

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sangsta commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 5:40pm

At 7:11 is that Shane Ackerman making for the bottom? Hopefully he undid his leash before heading down. Kudos to all those madmen.

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 10:24pm

Wow, that was unreal.

Watched it a few times now, psyching up for tomorrow's 3 footers....

Love to hear what this bloke had to say about this little over-the-falls.

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 10:32pm

5:36 - is that a triple-sucker?

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Rabbits68 commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 11:17pm

What a spectacle. It’s the ultimate show. Massive mutant waves vs humans fully committed to tackle them. Cheers TB. Great stuff!

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zenagain commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 12:25am

Sitting here late at night, I watched that alone and in silence with the exception of three words I mouthed out aloud.

Twice I said 'Jeezus' and the other was- faaaaaark.....

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Mr.Tee on a lon... commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 9:32pm

Insane!!

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liplauncher commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 3:23pm

not keen on launching from one of those lips for this old man
makes my local beachie at 4 ft look pretty tame
how does a human frame take that level of punishment without tearing to pieces?

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 4:52pm

Well done crew and Tim, thanks for sharing, you had me holding my breath on a fair few of those. Insane place.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 5:25pm

Yep.

Thanks for the clips Tim.

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Numbatt commented Monday, 18 May 2020 at 8:26am

That is an awesome clip!

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Nigeisblessed commented Monday, 18 May 2020 at 1:14pm

About the only consolation at that place is you're not puffed from the paddle in before you get annihilated - and that's no consolation. Those guys are beyond words - there is nothing you could give me to make me surf that.

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billythekid commented Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 7:45am

watching that was painful. its more wave survival than surfing. I almost got ptsd watching it. I need to get into a clean 4 footer to get those horrible images out of my head

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mikehunt207 commented Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 9:40am

Guy from Perth was down for 4 waves and had to be revived there last sunday, came up blue apparently. not nearly as big or mean as in above clip either , 20 + skis, shitfight by all accounts

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views from the ... commented Thursday, 21 May 2020 at 11:15am

Love this shit -Wave is a mutant!
So happy crew are prepared to take this kind of stuff on.
Wozzle should offer this up on the pro circuit if they want more eyeballs ;-)

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Dunph commented Saturday, 23 May 2020 at 12:47pm

So smoking pot is illegal because it's bad for you health but I can go out and do this? Just saying..