The Scariest Wave In The World

Jaws, Teahupo’o, Mavericks, Pipeline … the list of heavy, dangerous waves in the world is pretty long.

But The Right, a fat hunk of a wave as thick as it is high, might just put the fear into us more than any other. The Western Australia epic could no doubt kill you even if you do everything right.

In this video, surfer Ryan Hipwood leads a group of heavy water heros to tackle The Right.

“The last time I surfed this wave, it almost took my life,” he says. All we can say is “wow.”

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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.