At Balisurfpics I spend most of my time shooting the waves up the east coast of Bali, although there are plenty of black sand beach breaks up the east coast it is mainly known for its lava bottom reef breaks, the most famous of them being Keramas.
It was not all that long ago that Keramas was still considered a secret spot but due to its popularity for its performance waves and now with a luxury resort right on its doorstep and the visit of the world tour last year it is now most definitely on the map.
Keramas has grown in popularity for good reason as it offers something for everyone, on small days it is a fun and playful right hander that walls up close to the shore offering up small barrels as well as sections for big turns and airs, however as it grows in size the wave continue to holds its shape whilst often getting thicker and heavier. Primarily a morning spot due to the trade winds that will usually blow it onshore by mid-late morning and perhaps at its best through the wet season when lighter winds prevail. These days it is surfed almost all through the tide though it generally is seen as a mid-high tide spot.
Gray is lucky enough to live in Bali, Indonesia and no one knows the waves and local surf spots better than him. He is a Surf Photographer and travels the island photographing surfing and the local area. If you are heading that way, give him a bell for some photos and some local knowledge.