**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy folks, well I was up at the crack of dawn, well before actually. But I was waiting for my mate to pick me up for the highway run up to Medewi , about 2hrs north west from Tuban. So I didn’t get a look at anywhere this morning it was still way to dark. But I did see the Outer Reefs at 3.00pm when I got back to home base and it was dead flat between Kuta Reef and Airports . So I don’t think there woulda been too much happening even down on the southern end of the island, maybe a few waist to shoulder high waves between Uluwatu and Nusa Dua . But on the other hand I was pretty stoked to some 2-3 footers peeling off up at Medewi and not another surfer in sight, except for “fat Baz”. We arrived at Medewi around 6.30AM and surfing conditions were clean and glassy with the slightest hint of off-shore wind on it. The tide was still dropping down for a 10.30’ish Low water line with plenty of little waist to shoulder high plus waves for us. The wind hung off till around 10.00AM when it started to pick up to around 4-6knot coming outta the WSW-SW and on-shore. But it didn’t stop Fat Baz from venturing out for another solo session while Slim hung back for another cup a coffee at the beach side cafe (and got his butt kicked on the chess board by one of the local boys). We did pass through some light rain just outta Tabanan but other than that the temperature was pretty warm. Great water temperature and just perfect in boardies @ 24 degree’s Celcius. Looking at the swell charts and synoptic info today and it’s not looking too good for surfing tomorrow with another possible drop in wave height expected and then a slight increase for Monday and Tuesday. Anyway I’ll check things out for ya’s first thing in the morning and give ya the run down on whats about. On the dollar changing scene out on the streets dept: –1AU$=Rp7,000– 1US$=Rp9,000– and I’m not too sure about the others, as usual the money changers have dropped the rates for the weekend dollar spenders, take note. Just ta finish up with if ya wanna see what the local Quicksilver Indonesia Team Grommet boys have been upto “down under” check out the “stories” section on baliwaves.com. If your interested in renting a private bungalow in the Kuta area this year check out the baliwaves “buisiness directory” Or if ya just want some general Bali surfing info or say G’day to Slim then drop us an email ! Otherwise see ya’s tomorrow right here on your 7/7 baliwaves.com surf and weather report station.
GOOD NEWS : I know it’s taken awhile for me to get this organised but that’s how it is, when it’s a one man show. Anyway for starters anyone who is prepared to help out with the Balinese Orphan Scholarship / Sponsorship Program. In other words turn around the life of a child with some basic education and putting them into a family environment. Please take a look at this website: www.ihfonline.org These people have been providing this kind of help to the less fortunate for a long time and have been doing a great job. If you are interested in being a part of this program but have some questions send an email to the founder of I.H.F; [email protected] and I’m sure Carol will be able to give you the answers. Thanks again crew !!
Why don’t ya send us an email if ya have any questions that might help your next Indo surfing holiday run that bit smoother. Discounts into G-Land ’07. How to get over to Lakey Peak. You can also ask me about the ever popular Lombok and Sumbawa 7 day 3 island boat charter and I’ll give you the run down on reliable operators, and what price the actual owners charge ! Likewise if your looking for a cheap, clean and 100% surfer friendly place to home base (A/C, Hot ‘n Cold water, TV, fridge @ AU$20.00 a night per single room and AU$30.00 per twin share room, DISCOUNTS FOR ANYONE STAYING LONGER THAN 7 DAYS.) here in Bali, and only a 3 minute walk down to the beach and Outer Reefs here in friendly Tuban
Best Regards from the No.1 surfing holiday destination that’s got it all, BALI !!!