‘Terror Vault’: Watch an Australian Wave Dish Out a Can of Whoop-Ass

A kilometer off the coast of southwestern Australia lies The Right. And judging from this video, it’s one of the nastiest big waves a surfer can (try to) ride.

In “Terror Vault,” filmmaker Tim Bonython captures the immense power of a huge swell meeting a shallow reef.

There, surfers congregate to test their skill on The Right, a big, scary, boiling monster of a break that, according to the post, 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.”

So sit back, hold your breath, and get ready to cringe. And respect to those brave enough to tow into this big wave!

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Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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