NO TALK, NO MAPS, NO PHOTOS:
PIONEERING DESERT POINT IN THE EIGHTIES
”No talk, no maps, no photos,” them’s the rules for Bill Heick and crew when they stumbled upon Desert Point in the early eighties.
Bill along with a few close buddies dubbed the Golden Beards, had been chasing waves off Lombok when they found what would become one of the world’s most sought after barrels.
But finding paradise comes at a price. Sleeping rough on the beach for months at a time and the very real probability of injury, armed robbery and even a few deaths due to life threatening diseases, were a part of life. And now, Bill’s story has been captured in new documentary Secrets of Desert Point a film by Ira Opper documenting the uncovering, and eventual exploitation of DP over the 40-years since it was first surfed.