Desert Point — one of the most perfect lefthand barrels on the planet — is a familiar sight to nearly any surfer. But how much do you know about how the wave was discovered? The makers of the movie Secrets of Desert Point have released a tantalizing trailer, accompanied only by this description: “In the […]
Jonathan Gubbins enjoys the venomous lefthander and endless line at Desert Point.
A classic clip from one of the best left handed waves in Indonesia. The Grower crew paddled out to what can only be described as one of the best sessions ever caught on film. Perfect wave after perfect wave.
Jackson Coffey locks into a perfect day at Desert Point – part tube pig part cruise mode.
Here’s Lee Wilson and Chris Ward at Desert Point from just a few days ago. “A raw and unpredictable approach with an end product that one could stare at over and over again. He has been coming to Desert point for years. I was over here to surf this special wave on a Chilli Fader that I pulled off the rack, a board that I have grown quite fond of. This was my third time to Desert Point and the first time I’ve ever surfed it offshore. I hit up Wardo to see if he was down to collaborate on a piece. He was more than happy to. We went surfing, Carlo (Coral) documented. I’ve surfed some pretty good lefts in my life but nothing that comes close to this. A trip that was meant to be three days was cut short to one due to a wave driving my feet into the reef. This is what happened.” says Lee Wilson.
Bruno Santos got smokin’ some barrles in his POV surf at D-Point, Indonesia.
No where in the world has as many good waves as Indo. Fact. Tracks created a list of 10 Indo’s Best waves. Any we’ve missed?
You may recognize some of the crew tackling the lefts above: Bali’s Made “Bol” Adi Putra is widely regarded as one of the finest surfers on the Bukit Peninsula, Kalani Chapman (Hawaii) and Dylan Longbottom (Australia) have been slaying waves over this reef for years, and Brazilian high-flyer Yago Dora is fresh but not a first-timer. Balinese-young-gun-with-Brazilian passport Kayu Vianna rounds out the pack, his razor-sharp goofyfoot game sure to impress many a first-time viewer.
The latest edit from Gordo shows him tucking under the lip backside in some pumping Indo point breaks. Watch almost four minutes of the epic perfection barrels at Desert Point.
Desert Point is Indonesian surfing’s favorite getaway. These days, the crowds are absurd at the first inkling of a swell, and the relatively amicable nature of the wave sees even entry-level surfers jumping on planes and ferries to access the longest barrel in the archipelago.