Ryan Hipwood, “The Right”

The big-wave charger returns to the wave that nearly took his life two years ago

Ryan Hipwood has made a career out of surfing the borderline impossible and “The Right” in Western Australia surely qualifies for the distinction. Certainly, there are waves at “The Right” that actually are impossible to make (0:15, 0:23, 0:48, to list a few). Mark Mathews, Dean Morrison,and a handful of others willing to roll the dice have waves as well and at least one Jet Ski fell victim to the reef (1:16).