**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** G’Day crew and thanks for calling in for another Sunday session on the baliwaves.com ! Well this morning @ 7.00am it was nice to see some solid swell hittling the Outer Reefs here in Tuban , and it wouldn’t be much different at every other location around Bali for that matter. Wave height has indeed busted into the 4-6ft range in between Kuta Reef and Airport Left , that’s double head high plus on the surfer scale. Bit of a contrast to what those swell prediction charts are saying (5 foot face), yep it just goes to show ya can’t go past that old fashioned eye ball “surf check”. The tide was just coming back up off the bottom of a low range 0.1mtr Low water line (6.00am) on the way upto a 2.1mtr High set for lunch time. Wind direction was coming outta the WNW @ 2-5knot so surfing conditions were on-shore but still very surfable here along the West Coast of Bali. Kuta Reef was peeling off nicely even though the tide was too low, but give it a couple of hours and it’ll be real fun in the 3-4ft range, that’s where you’ll find Slim ! Middle Reef was almost maxing out in the solid 5-6ft+ range and looking more suited to the extreme adrenalin crew. Airport Left will also have some surfable stuff happening as the tide fills in the reef towards the higher end of the tide @ 2-4ft. There’d probably be a few sly right handers around the other side of the airport runway as well if the wind behaive’s. Over on the East Coast surfing conditions would be clean an off-shore with this wind direction but you’d also find it pretty populated. Take ya pick of locations from Nusa Dua all the way up to Keramas at Gianyar. Made has filed his Lakey Peak sms surf report from the island of Sumbawa and says; wave height has dropped back in to the 1-2ft+ range on Lakey Peak this morning. No wind so surfing conditions were clean and glassy @ 7.00am and there were 6 surfers riding the “Peak”. The total number of International surfers in the area remains at 34. I’d say the boys will also be seeing some better size in the waves at Lakeys by late this afternoon ! Outside weather conditions are clear and clean, with tonne’s of blue sky showing, we’re gunna be in for another warm to hot day around the beach with the mercury expected to go into the early 30’s on the Celcius scale while the water temp is simple perfect for swimming or surfing @ 24 degree’s Celcius. I’ve shot a few photos of the scene around the beach infront of the Outers this morning with our new little 6mega pix Nikon and I’ll get them loaded up for ya’s as soon as I type this stuff up ok. If ya haven’t got much happening in your part of the World today make sure ya take a good tour through the baliwaves. Check it all out, there’s book loads of images / video clips and all sorts of other stuff that’ll keep ya occupied, and come on crew make sure ya check out what our good sponsors have got on show for ya’s, without them we’d be %#$@. 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 ! For now have a good one out there and stay happy what eva ya do, see ya’s over here at Home Base Bali real soon !
GOOD NEWS : If anyone is interested in helping 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 or if your looking for something more budget wise we have 1 room available for AU$10.00 per night (double bed + fan cooled + cold water shower).
Best Regards from the No.1 surfing holiday destination that’s got it all, BALI, see ya’s here in 2007 !!!