**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning surfers and welcome back to the baliwaves. Dennis ended up doing the run up to Canggu yesterday and these current photos show it how it was. I’ve also got new stuff on the bodyboarding section for those that slide. Here in Tuban the Outer reefs never really got going yesterday and the best waves were out on Middle Reef through the early am before the tide filled it in. One of the guests staying here at “home base” reckoned the Racetrack section of Uluwatu was also producing a barrel fest with wave height in the 2-4ft range. Today the 20th and there is slightly more swell happening on the Outer Reefs and you can see the lumps of new swell way out on the horizon. Kuta Reef to Airport Left has waves breaking in the 1-3ft+ range when I did my morning surf check at 7.00am (I had to wait for the rain to stop). The tide was falling and the next Low water mark should be bottoming out around 8.30am. It was too low for Kuta Reef and Airport Left to be surfable but across on Middle Reef there was one lone surfer (Sarge) already in the water. Wave height on Middle Reef was a pretty consistent 2-3ft+ and there were way too many waves coming through for just one man. I dunno but I might just make a run down to Uluwatu a bit later this morning and try and get ya’s some images. Dennis has gone over to the island of Lembongan with the Billabong (Indonesia) surf team so we’ll also be able to give you the run down on the once (not now) sleepy island when he gets back home tomorrow evening. Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta: — 1US$=Rp8,850 — 1AU$=Rp6,585 — I also have to say that while I was out and about yesterday I noticed there were quite a few holiday makers on the streets, good to see that not everyone believe’s the negative media on Bali. Right now @ 8.00am the sky is still grey but hopefully we won’t see anymore rain. Wind direction is coming lightly outta the ESE and of-shore @ 2-3knot. So I think today is going to be a pretty good day for surfing here in Bali. Ok that’s how it is so far, how are you going out there, already got your ticket to surfing paradise booked yet or what. Until later on have a good one and keep thinking about those perfect waves waiting for ya here in Indonesia.
I have been asked to pass on to the baliwaves.com crew 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 10% 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.
THIS WEEK IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET THESE PRICES + DISCOUNT.
Aileoita: May 3 – 14 – need 2 people: US$1800 + 10% discount
Wijaya: May 15 – 26 – need 4 people: US$1800 + 10% discount
Saraina: May 24 – June 4 – need 1 person: US$1450 + 10% discount
Wijaya: June 21 – July 2 – need 4 people: US$1800 + 10% discount
Saraina: July 14 – 26 – need 4 people: US$1450 + 10% discount
Saraina: August 26 – September 7 – need 5 people: US$1550 + 10% discount
Check out these boat at: www.mentawaiislands.com
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. Discounts into the G-Land camp of your choice. How to get over to Lakey Peak and still have money to spread around. Likewise if your looking for a cheap, clean and 100% surfer friendly place to home base at here in Bali.
Best Regards from Your Bali.