Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Indo # 3

Last light speed blur photos from Lakey Pipe. There was not enough light to capture sharp wave photos, so I was panning and moving the camera to get some more interesting colors and textures out the waves. Out of about one hundred shots I ended up with these three that I liked, yeay digital.

This one especially caught my eye, more of a painting than a photo.

Out the front door of the Aman Gati.

Another view of the peak from the Aman Gati pool.

Photo of the right taken from the tower, nobody out because in about 2 seconds after this moment the right ends on dry reef.

I went to indo and the waves were perfect blah blah blah.

Some lucky stiff getting shacked and some unlucky stiff eating reef.

Don't worry, children don't get to drive alone until they are 4.

View from a hike up the hills behind the Lakey base camp. Periscopes right is inside the little reef cove in the distance.

...Back to Bali...

These few are taken from down on the beach under the cliff at Uluwatu at dusk, not much surf this night but unbelievable light and clouds just like every other night. Played around with some long exposures on the shore.

Kuta Beach, Sunday afternoon, hot and crowded paradise.

Bird's secret spot, only 45 min away from Kuta beach, but much more room to breath.

Indo # Dua

In no particular order here are some more photos from Indo, all of these are from the island of Sumbawa at an area known as Lakey Peak. Every kind of wave ranging from fun rippable walls to death reef slabs (depending on the tide) can be found withing a 10k stretch of coastline here. Nothing else out here except a few places to stay and eat and nothing to do but surf, eat and explore the low tide reef, ... and kick Bird's a$$ in cards while sipping Bintangs.

Lakey Pipe, low tide, not very surfable at this tide but interesting waves bending into the reef.

Last light at the peak, looking a bit more like trestles than a heavy reef break.

Urchins, crabs, surfboard fins, live coral, you can find it all.

Local catching some dinner while tourist goes over the falls.

It is safer than it looks. Big tide swings here, this is taken at low tide, high tide sees waves breaking underneath the tower with water coming almost up to the first deck.

Different angle of Lakey Pipe, low tide, nobody out.

Across the channel from Lakey Pipe, this right is fast and shallow, but looks nice in the afternoon light.

Bintang time at the beach pub/shack.


Heavy local Hortis the cock-eyed goat.

At first glance this is a cute beach pup, but after hearing about a recent rabies outbreak on the neighboring island Bali I was hesitant to get too close. Is he foaming at the mouth?

More local wildlife.

View from the front porch of the Aman Gati hotel.

Aman Gati grounds.

Lakey Peak, low tide. Perfect wave but very shallow. I took this photo from the tower after getting bounced off of the reef hard, somewhere under that wave there is a good chunk of my skin stuck to the reef.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Indo Post #1

Quite a lot of photos to go through from this trip, so here are a few to get started.

View from the airplane coming in to Denpasar, Bali, looking at the volcanoes towards the east.

Downtown Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and beyond looking deceptively peaceful from above. After a short time in Kuta crazytown it was time to get out to Sumbawa for some surf.

Reefs along the east side of Bali in front of Sanur.

On the Sumbawa freeway towards Lakey Peak, dodging traffic.


A very welcome site after all of the travelling.

This fisherman was so stoked on this right that he was throwing soul arches while standing in the channel.