Mike Boyum did not ‘discover’ G-Land, but was among the first people to surf it and set up the world’s first ever surf camp there, opened for business in 1978. Using the camp profits to fund various international drug smuggling operations across America, Asia and Australia, Boyum’s legendary tale includes draft dodging, going on the run from both the cops and drug dealers before ending up in the Philippines and discovering Cloud Nine. After developing a fascination with fasting for spiritual and health reasons, Boyum’s diary told of him lying in the midday Philippine sun hallucinating with hunger, whilst fantasising about various recipes. He starved to death on the 45th day of his fast. Check out Mike oblowitz’s movie Sea of Darkness.