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The cluster of surf spots on the edge of the Nullarbor desert known to most as Cactus hardly makes sense as a surf destination: sharky and disease-plagued, rodent-infested and remote. Yet a few surfers found some charm in the feral living and set up shacks on the dunes. With excerpts from a book by Christo Reid, writer Murray Walding recounts the growth of the obscure and forgotten surfing micro-culture.