Watch: The Terror Vault // Part 3 - Teahupoo

Stu Nettle
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It's Part 3 of Timbo's Terror Trilogy and he's saved the worst till last.

"The thing with Teahupoo," says Mark Mathews, "is that it's so unbelievably heavy and it's so unbelievably perfect."

Which makes for great wipeout watching!

Tim's also included a few makes just to keep our spirits up.

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maddogmorley commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 11:21am

Epic! Best clip i've seen in ages.

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Bungan33 commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 11:27am

Well....whatever vague and arrogant notion I have ever had of surfing that place (you know...after you see those clips of thin lipped 4-6 foot blue perfection, and think "well...I COULD possibly give that a crack) were just put to bed. That is next level - and then beyond. Can ANYONE tell me how the human body survives the event at 4:06? How the hell does human cellular tissue withstand the sheer pounds per square inch of pressure????

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Bungan33 commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 11:35am

The dude INSIDE at 10:41???? What's he DOING THERE??

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fitzroy-21 commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 11:36am

WOW!
Well worth putting on the big screen tv.

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braudulio commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 11:51am

Is that Chalk post-knee surfing with a brace on?

‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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NDC commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 11:51am

Same - just don't understand how more people don't die, get torn limb from limb, suffer severe injuries - when I watch Rus Bierke who seems so skillful on left slabs get monstored over and over .... and when they run one at ful speed and you see the ferocious violence and people just tirn into tumbling, minature stick figures...it's like a train crash you can't look away from

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stunet commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 11:56am

Those Piccollo brothers, eh? Had never heard of them a few years ago, and then suddenly they were everywhere, falling from the sky in Maui, Tahiti, and California, and now they've disappeared again.

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Jono commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 1:31pm

Possibly got bored of the tameness of XXL Chopes, moved onto the craziest sport in the world?

 

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memlasurf commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 12:47pm

Terror vault, perfect name that was really terrifying.

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andy-mac commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 12:56pm

Mental!!!

Botak

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ringmaster commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 1:22pm

Excellent!

(said in best Mr Montgomery Burns voice while rubbing hands together)

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simba commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 1:25pm

Well that was mental......great footage ...Question to Tim B...mate is it scarey sitting in a boat filming at that size...and have you swum it filming and whats that like?

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Tabby10 commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 1:27pm

How there wasn’t multiple deaths in that one clip beggars belief

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juegasiempre commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 1:28pm

Thicc

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garyg1412 commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 1:30pm

It's like doing a belly flop from the 10m diving board and the whole fucking diving board coming in after you I reckon. I wonder at what stage in life your balls take over your brains and you decide to do this type of stuff. Mental x 2.

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oldman commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 2:47pm

How easy is it to get sucked up the face on your backhand!!

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gsco commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 4:27pm

oh no...how did half of them survive that...?

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Spacecadet commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 5:15pm

I am probably going to have nightmares tonight.

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Filthyboy commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 5:17pm

Spit-diculous,yeeeew!!

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Remigogo commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 6:43pm

Such photogenic horror and survival.

Speaking of horror... I loved the shadow!!!

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haggis commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 7:31pm

Has anyone ever died surfing chopes?

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stunet commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 7:33pm

Far as I know only one, a local fella, Briece Taerea.

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Walk around G commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 8:31pm

W...........Da.......F........... they're all MAD!

Nope, not even kinda.

NOPE.

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flow commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 8:43pm

The best thing about that footage is I'm not in it.

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views from the ... commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 6:56am

11.41 that cant be a drop in can it???

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sean killen commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 7:07am

Fearless.. my local beachie hammers me in 3/4ft that is next fuckn crazy.. gr8 clip

Pumkinhead

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simba commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 7:21am

actually 'that 'photo at the beginning of the artricle is the scariest thing ever.....study it and wonder whats going thru old mates head at that moment....

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 8:53am

I could only stomach the first half of the clip... too much time wincing and cowering under my desk. I'll try to finish the other half today.

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Bungan33 commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 9:49am

Thats so funny....I was wincing and groaning half way - then there was one near the end where I actually pushed away from the desk and looked away. Like some primal animal instinct to get further away from danger. Its when you know what damage moving water can do - and then you see it amplified to an extent you thought not possible and for a fleeting second you imagine yourself THERE.....then it goes beyond my imagination and it all goes black. Weird.

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radiationrules commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 10:13am

ironically I found it inspiring - all that fear I have for sub-optimal late takeoffs in relatively pathetic waves - more common as I age - now i recon I'll just go a bit harder and try and perfect that pencil drop..if i don't make it it and don't get a head injury, then I've probably learned something for the next surf..great insight into what warriors these surfers are..i just love the guts and determination of Russel Bierke. great work tim B.

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Ash commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 11:25am

Tim perfectly edited footage with soundtrack, it's great entertainment. 14 mins felt like 5, I was totally absorbed, thanks.

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 11:44am

And just in case the wave isn't heavy enough you've got guys towing in through the paddle surfers and other dudes trying to kite-surf. Next level carnage.

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christopher.jones commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 12:09pm

Great music choices.

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D-Rex commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 3:46pm

One of the greatest challenges seems to be avoiding the flotilla - imagine coming out of a wave like Chopes and having a 6m 2tonne barrier to negotiate! BTW is 'wipouts' what they call them over there?

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innatube commented Saturday, 15 Aug 2020 at 4:13pm

I think I held my breath all the way through that !