Watch: Desert Point July 2019
In the 2017 movie 'The Secrets of Desert Point', one of the tight-lipped Californian pioneers admitted that, though they were the first to surf it, they probably weren't the first to see it. So why hadn't earlier surfers jumped the gunwales and scooped the rewards at Bangko Bangko?
"Thrusters," says the protagonist. They found Deserts a year or so after Simon launched the Thruster and were adamant that prior to that the wave would've been deemed unridable - simply too fast for single fins.
Watching this recent water footage would seem to prove his point, the angle accentuating the blistering down the line speed.