**** MORNING SURF REPORT **** G’Day crew and thanks for dropping back into the baliwaves.com. Well unfortunately I’m not back at Home Base as yet and still got a few more days to fill in but I thought I’d better pass some Indo surf intel on to ya’s. Firstly here in Newcastle there’s been plenty of waves about for the Surf fest contest but it is dropping off at the moment. I’m gunna go have a look around lunch time and see if I can find a wave or two. Sam who is still on the scene in Tuban / Bali for us has sms’d through that wave height has been just pushing the 2 foot or waist high range on the Outer Reefs between Kuta Reef and Airports. The weather has been a bit off colour as well and there’s plenty of rain still about. Wind direction has been varying from the WSW to the WNW, onshore upto 12knot+. I also received this email in from Andy with a bit of an up-date from Nusa Lembongan ; sorry man, been out of reach on both mobile and internet. been on Lembongan for a few days – had great Lacerations and big shipwrecks on Sunday afternoon. Then on Monday smaller shipwrecks and Tuesday we surfed macking but messy Ceninigan Point at 6+ before
heading out to shipwrecks for small fun 2-3 footers. Am now in Nusa Dua and about to head down to the beach so will send you an SMS update. Looks pretty good today – not huge, but definitely
something. fingers crossed.
Hook up for a bintang when you get back
Okay and as we mentioned a couple a weeks back about bringing ya’s daily surf up-dates from the Mentawai islands . Well thanks to the Team at the Kandui Resort we’ll be kicking that off today. So check out what Kandui Resort Surf Guide Ray Wilcoxen has been getting up to !
Kandui 13 march 07
Just got back out on the island. I accompanied our first 3 guests of the season to
the resort. I was a little surprised to see how much swell was in the water when we
arrived. The swell was out of the straight south, maybe even a little south east,
and our playgrounds area had waves up to 3 or 4 feet overhead! The wind was light
out of the north. Two of our regular footed friends and I went out to warm up at 4
Bobs while our third guest headed for John Candy’s which had near perfect
conditions. Everybody was stoked to be in the water, but it only took a couple of
waves at 4 Bobs before the wind died and we were calling our boat to take us to
Rifles. There was a few boats around there, but only about 6 surfers in the water
and the sets were 2 or 3 feet overhead with the occasional bigger bomb! I couldn’t
have been more stoked to arrive at the resort again and have Rifles welcome me back
with open barrels! We all got some fun ones before taking the short boat ride
back to the resort to fuel up with some lunch. By the afternoon the swell was
waning, but sets were still overhead and our one goofy footed guest went back out
for a surf at John Candy’s while the rest of us chilled. He surfed until dark.
Kandui 14 march 07
Our steep south swell was looking smaller this morning as we as we were trying to
open our eyes with a pot of coffee. The winds were light and variable. We decided
to take a look at Nipusi figuring that it would have the most size. When we
arrived, there was one boat hanging around but only 3 guys in the water. We paddled
out and got in line, sharing the sets that were 4 foot or more overhead. We got a
good surf in before a storm blew through from the west and chopped up the lineup.
We came back and had lunch, then relaxed for a while before going out to Pistils in
the afternoon. The waves there were the usual shifty peaks/shifty walls. You had
to pick them, but there was the good wave now and then. The swell was still hanging
in there at about 3 feet over head on the big ones. We watched a beautiful sunset
then paddled back to the boat headed home. Bintang time!
Kandui 15 march 07
Waves were a little smaller today and still out of the south. The winds were out of
the north so it was a no brainer to check Nipusi. The waves were fun and nobody was
out. It was still overhead on the sets and conditions were good. Eventually, a
couple of boats showed up so we packed it up and let them have it. They are going
home tomorrow and, with any luck, we will have the area to ourselves tomorrow. We
stuck around the resort in the afternoon surfing 4 Bobs and Pistils. The wind was
still north. There were some overhead sets at Pistils, but 4 Bobs was getting
pretty small (thus shallow!), around chest high or so. We are expecting a new swell
to fill in through the day tomorrow.
Kandui 17 march 07
Surf was on the rise today. We could see out in front of the resort that it was a
bit bigger this morning. The winds were north so we headed for Nipusi. Conditions
there were very good with the offshores and no one was out. Our 3 guests and our
boat driver had it to themselves while I surfed down the reef at Bankvaults. Both
spots were a couple of feet overhead on the sets, only complaint being that it was a
little inconsistent with the swell just starting to fill in. A couple of guys
staying on a nearby island ended up paddling out at Nipusi and that was just enough
of an excuse for us to start thinking about lunch (breaded, fried shrimp today!) so
we packed it in. The winds in the afternoon turned west at a pretty good clip so we
stuck it out at the resort and surfed 4 Bobs. We were a little late getting out
there with one of our guests nursing a hangover and the other a sunburn and the
other a nasty rash from his board shorts (the expensive anti rash ones!), but
we managed to get our fill of waves in a short time with the swell continuing to
increase and get more consistent. Waves were getting a couple of feet overhead by
late afternoon. Hoping for good things tomorrow!
Ok then we’ll have more up-dates from Ray so hang in there, everything should be back to normal around the baliwaves again pretty soon. In the mean time take a good look through the site, that should keep ya busy ! 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 ! 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 in Bali. (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 !!!