Desert Point

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Long, hollow, intimidating left-breaking reef wave located on the southwest corner of Lombok, Indonesia; ranked #3 in Surfer magazine's 2011 list of the 100 best waves on the planet. Traveling Australians in the 1970s were the first to ride Desert Point, then known as Bangko-Bangko, after the Lombok Straight nature park in which the point lies. The ride at Desert Point gets off to an easy start,...

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