Kuta Reef to Uluwatu, 9th July 2011
9th July 2011
****AFTERNOON SURF UP DATE****
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Ok so today started off pretty well back to normal with this mornings 6.50AM surf recon on the Outer Reefs of Tuban. I was thinking / hoping that we might have been seeing a miniscule increase in wave height. But pretty hard to tell with only waist to waist high action between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Surfing conditions at the time were clean and glassy with just the slightest trace of off shore on it.
But seeing as though it was my good friends and multiple repeat guests last day with us, we thought the best chance to find a decent wave would be down on the Southern end of the island at Uluwatu. We turned up around 8.45AM to find wave height breaking on the Main Peak and Temple sections in the waist to head high class. Maybe the odd slightly bigger one coming through on Temple's.
By this time the Trade Wind was gusting out of the ESE @ 6-9knot so surfing conditions were as clean as can be. As the tide started to get to the bottom end of the Low there was a couple of sneaky set waves peel off down the Racetrack. The guy in the opening sequence got them all, he just sat there by himself and waited. It was good to see a little bit of old school style riding and old single fin, in ambidexterity positions.
Crowd wise there was no shortage of surfers. As you'd expect being in the middle of our "peak season" for both in surfing and domestic tourism, with school holidays thrown in on top. Around 68 plus / minus surfers in the water today spread between the Temple and the Racetrack.
The Low tide was pretty low and the high tide I didn't see. A few drops of rain fell down on the bukit, but mainly just another top day to be here in Bali.
Before I sign out, and after just coming off 13 straight 12hr days of chasing waves all over the island. Not too mention not too much happening surf wise (and it is Sunday tomorrow) I think I'm just gunna go fishing with my local mates. A very special Thank You to my guests who fly back out this afternoon, "Selamat Jalan" all the way, to the VP of Vans and son.
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