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Indo’s Desert Point Barrels with Nic Von Rupp

Indonesia is well known for its surf, and for good reason. The archipelago has countless breaks which generally feature warm water, gorgeous white sand beaches, and perfect barrels. Nic Von Rupp showed up at just the right time to benefit from a four-day swell which produced immaculately-sculpted double-overhead barrels. While our initial reaction was violent envy, we've decided to take the high road and live vicariously through his Youtube video. 

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This particular break, Lombok's Desert Point, is known for excellent left-handed barrels, but also an unforgivingly shallow reef. Luckily, Von Rupp managed to avoid nature's cheese grater and laced up some beautiful rides.

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