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'Secrets of Desert Point' by Opper Films to air on KPBS

'Secrets of Desert Point' by Opper Films to air on KPBS

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Solana Beach's Opper Films' “Secrets of Desert Point” makes its television debut Thursday, Aug. 23, at 9 p.m. on KPBS. The award-winning documentary follows young California surfer Bill Heick and his friends as they search for adventure sailing off the coast of Lombok Island, Indonesia in the early 1980s. Along the way they stumbled across the perfect wave… a pristine barreling left, reeling endlessly and empty over a shallow, live-coral reef.

As treacherous as it was beautiful, the wave was dubbed Desert Point for its dry forbidding nature. Once discovered the pioneering crew of hardcore surfers set...

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