**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Hello team, thanks for dropping in to the baliwaves. Not too much happening surf wise here along Bali’s famous West coast today. Well there are waves breaking, but the wind continues into day 4 of howling on-shore Westerly wind. Wave height on the Outer reefs of Tuban was ranging in the 2-3ft+ size and looking pretty wild in between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. That was a couple of hours ago at 6.45am and nothing has changed since then. I did hear that there was plenty of swell over on the East coast but once again the wind would be making conditions, testy. Likewise for trying to set up a camera and tri-pod. Temperature wise today in Bali it’s a bit cooler than usual, right now at 9.45am the outside temperature is around 22C and I don’t think it will be going too much higher. Heavy rain fall last night and this morning, and a big chance for more to come the way the sky is looking. Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta: –1US$=Rp8.985 — 1AU$=Rp6.325 — 1UK$=15,650 — : At the moment all we’re waiting for is the rain to finish and the weather to get a little more camera friendly so we can get out there and shoot some more action for ya’s. What I have been asked to pass on to the baliwaves.com crew are some special prices for anyone who’s been thinking of hitting the Mentawai Islands. The owner of one of the the largest charter operations for the area has some vacancies to fill on quite a few of his boats. He’s going to give another 5% discount to any of you surfers for any bookings for this month, April ’06. Here’s a quick break down of what he’s got for ya’s, and if your interested shoot him an email straight away.
Wijaya: April 17 – 28 – need 4 people: $1600 ( per person )
Aileoita: May 3 – 14 – need 2 people: $1800
Wijaya: May 15 – 26 – need 4 people: $1800
Saraina: May 24 – June 4 – need 1 person: $1450
Wijaya: June 21 – July 2 – need 4 people: $1800
Saraina: July 14 – 26 – need 4 people: $1450
Saraina: August 26 – September 7 – need 5 people: $1550
Check out these boat at: www.mentawaiislands.com
One more very important thing before I go dept: A little while back I mentioned something about baliwaves.com wanting to help out with a charity organisation carring for Balinese Orphans, by finding kind hearted folks to sponsor kids for their basic schooling needs. Well just for now if anyone would like a bit more information please send an email to: [email protected]
Purnie will be able to pass on all the info. I think it costs around AU$70.00 per year to provide a poor little kid with a school uniform, school fee’s and books plus pocket money.
Feel free to send us an email if ya have any questions that might help your next Indo surfing holiday run that bit smoother. Likewise if your looking for a cheap, clean and 100% surfer friendly place to home base at here in Bali. Until later have a top day where eva ya are out there and hopefully we’ll see ya’s here in Bali in 2006.
Best Regards from Your Bali.