Desert Surf Mission


Story by Holtzy Photos by Demelza & Holtzy

Theres an area in the North West of Western Australia that is probably my most favourite place in the world. Over the years I have spent more than a year in total camped there in two week to four month stays. Just me in my little tent dealing with extreme heat, bitter cold, howling winds, dirt, dust, plagues of flies, swarms of moths, sharks, urchin infested razor sharp coral reefs, terrible corrugated roads but most importantly amazing surf, good fishing and many wonderful hours spent staring into a campfire talking with newfound friends.

For some reason it's been five years since I have been there. A big part of that reason has been the time it has taken to develop Homegrown Maniacs and also a large part of the prime season for the desert was spent filming whale sharks to finance the evolution of HGM.

But this year with a little time on my hands before launching into the next stage for Homegrown Maniacs - HGM TV I decided it was long overdue to return to the area and take my lovely girl Demelza with me. For eight days of sunshine and perfect surf I gorged myself surfing 6 hours a day taking just the one day off to go exploring and get some fish for dinner. It was a perfect trip and I can only ask myself why I hadn't been back sooner. But now the fun is over and a new era for HGM is about to begin. Cant wait.
More photos from the Desert Surf Mission can be found here
Pic Above: The sign says it all. Plenty of people have died being washed off rocks on this coast. Pic Below: Holtzy amped to get out there. Pics by Demelza