**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy crew and thanks for waiting around for me to get back from the Uluwatu mission. Anyway I took my first look at the Outer Reefs here in Tuban around 6.30am and there were good waves breaking on all 3 main sections upta 4ft+. The tide was still running out for a mid range 0.9 Low @ 8.00am. Middle Reef was cranking at 3-4ft+ while Kuta Reef and Airport Left would have been good for some perfect little left handers as the tide started to make it’s way back in. Wind direction has been blowing clean off-shore along Bali ’s West Coast in the 10-14knot range. But as ya’s can see in these FRAME GRABS I’ve loaded up I was on location at Bali ’s famous Uluwatu. I arrived at 8.30am to find around 20 surfers sitting on the Racetrack section but there’s wasn’t much action happening in the water for shooting video. But as the tide started to creep in I was happy to see Ketut Pitur (Uluwatu Lifegard) and Uluwatu local Made Lana paddle out to the Main Peak . With the incoming tide it wasn’t long before there were 6 footers hitting the Peak and likewise there were some beauties coming through way down in front of the
Lakey Peak on the island of Sumbawa ; Made’s sms surf report came through at 7.00am and the crew over at Lakeys were smiling with the swell increasing into the 2-4ft+ range on Lakey Peak this morning. There were 15 surfers on the Peak at the time but still no takers for Lakey Pipe. Perfect surfing conditions with no wind, just clean and glassy perfect left and rights peeling off on Lakey Peak . The total number of visiting surfers staying in the area is sitting on 40.
Kandui Surfing Resort / Mentawai islands 8th April ’07 ; It was pretty much looking like a Burgerworld day as it got light enough to see 4 Bobs this morning. Pretty small out there. The first boat headed straight there. Conditions were good with a light northwest wind blowing and the waves were a couple of feet overhead. It was a little disorganized, but no one was out and we it was looking fun. We surfed for a few hours, then our second boat showed up. They had just surfed Beng Beng by themselves. Waves there were fun, but inconsistent so they
came to see what Burgerworld was looking like. We let them take over and went back for some lunch. They said the waves got a little better after we left, and they didn’t show back up to the resort until late in the afternoon, as usual! We mostly kicked back in the afternoon, saving our energy for the upcoming swell. A couple of our guys went out to 4 Bobs which was had too good of conditions to pass up with the moderate northwest winds. They got a couple of chest high waves out there. We are looking for increasing swell tomorrow.
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 2 rooms 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 !!!