Keramas is an excellent reef break with a classic black sand and rice field set up. It is often the scene for a lot of high performance surfing and it is not uncommon to see a few professionals in the water.
Unfortunately Keramas is onshore a lot of the time. So it’s best to surf at first light before the wind comes up. Keramas is a fun wave when it is smaller, offering some a few barrels and some punchy rides. Although when it turns heavy once it gets some size. Caution is advised as it breaks over a shallow, sharp reef and many people have exited the water with an injury or two.
Jet-set plaything and new pro contest hangout as its reputation for barrels and high-octane performance ramps grows. Picks up plenty of east coast swell and focuses it on a jagged lava reef that opens up straight from the drop then just asks to be bashed before the wave closes-out on the inside. Sometimes can barrel all the way or else leaves an open canvas for progressive moves and large punts on the steeper shut-down end section. Keramas is tidally sensitive, preferring higher, incoming tides and light morning land breezes.
Conditions are always quite changeable on the east coast, but if the onshores are light, it still can be rideable and surprisingly consistent. Gets increasingly crowded for the dawn glass sessions and some bad vibes from over-zealous ex-pats and local surf guides. Watch out for the current when it gets bigger.
A good choice during the wet season westerlies, will break in similar conditions to Serangan and Nusa Dua. It break over a flat reef making it for intermediate surfers and upwards. Check it at high tide for fun but punchy walling rides.
TRIPPLE OVER HEAD
100M LONG WAVE
Reef OVER Coral BOTTOM