About Desert Point

Desert Point is hands-down one of the world's best waves, and also one of the world's most fickle, demanding a giant groundswell before it even thinks about breaking and producing those ultra-long, mesmerizing lefthand barrels. Many feel that Deserts is better than G-Land, and better than any left in the Mentawai Islands. The wave is severely tide-sensitive -- during a big swell at high tide it can be dead flat, and on the next low tide it can be double-overhead and absolutely shacking over shallow and razor-sharp coral reef.

Source: Desert Point Surf Guide

Ability Level

Advanced

Beg Int Adv

Advanced

Local Vibe

Intimidating

Welcoming Intimidating

Intense.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Extreme.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

World class.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Moderate, but can be stronger on pumping swell.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Ultra fast, hollow waves, ultra shallow reef, ultra nasty reef cuts, ultra sketchy sharks, ultra remote.

Access

Take a boat from Bali.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Coral, reef

Best Season

June-September

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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