AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** G’day surfers and lovers of fine weather and thanks for dropping by the baliwaves.com surf and weather report H.Q. Well like I mentioned yesterday wave height has boosted over night and when I went down for the 6.30am surf recon of the Outer Reefs it was absolutely cranking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Not to leave out Airport Right either. Kuta Reef where these current photos were shot was by far the best of the big 3 and breaking pretty well perfectly in the 3-4ft+ range. Middle Reef was smoking through sets in the double head high range. Airport Left was similar in size with Kuta Reef, I also bumped into a surfer who had just returned from Airport Right and he reckoned it was lining up nicely while the tide was at the top of the 1.6mtr High at 6.30am . The low tide only dropped down to 1.2mtrs around 11.30am and that’s when I started blasting away with the 600mm and 13.7mega pix SLR at Kuta Reef. The Tradewind was winding up, coming outta the ESE @ 5-10knot and off-shore from Legian to Uluwatu. It was tube city at Kuta Reef and I think everyone of the 35 surfers in the line up scored one. The young gun local grommets Yuky, Sima and Mus were by far the stand out surfers. I can also imagaine that just about every location here along Bali ’s wave riddled West Coast would be cranking today. Weather wise it’s been faultless with nothing but blue sky and sunshine for everyone. Hey and don’t forget to check out the Readers Report page because our man Pierre has been constantly filing reports and photos from where ever he surfs at. Sorry I haven’t had time to cut ya’s some new video clips from Uluwatu yesterday, but they’ll be coming as soon as poss. Ok crew I hope you’ve been getting some good waves today at your local, but you know where to come to when you want to raise the bar another notch don’t ya, Bali. Drop by tomorrow for the Sunday Session here on baliwaves.com cause we’ll keep ya in the loop with what’s going on surfside in Bali .
Lakey Peak on the island of Sumbawa ; Dewa Made our man at Lakey Peak sms’d through his observations on surfing conditions at 7.00am. Wave height was breaking in the 3-4ft range out the front of the Aman Gati Hotel on the ever famous Lakey Peak . Surfing conditions were clean and glassy for the 15 surfers on “The Peak” and there were another 6 surfers across the channel getting shacked on Lakey Pipe. He also mentioned there were quite a few takers heading down the beach towards Periscope’s. The total number of visiting surfers in the area is holding at 75. About 3 hours later he sent through another text message saying wave height had jumped into the 6-8ft class and cranking.
Kandui Surf Resort / Mentawai islands 10th May ’07 ; Winds were light this morning out of the southeast. Swell was looking about the same out front as yesterday with some head high sets. Two of our new guests that had such a fun time out at 4 Bobs yesterday were up just after dawn to get back out there. It was slightly onshore, but totally fun and no one out. They surfed for hours, just those two, by themselves and had a great time. I was stoked for them. Our first boat left simi early and took a look at Nipusi, but opted for Burgerworld instead. It was a little big for out there, but they dodged the sets and picked off the good ones and ended up having a good time. Our second and third boats went to Nipusi and Bankvaults. It was slightly onshore there as well, but all the spots that take that southeast direction wind were not picking up the straight south swell so our guys had to make due. Waves were still overhead, but winding down. In the afternoon our boats again went to Nipusi. It was still fun, but the swell was dropping. We had some pros and join us this afternoon and they will be here for about a week. I’ll keep you up to date on how big they score with all the waves that will be coming our way soon. Expecting increasing swell throughout the
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 a more private Villa to rent take a look in our business directory for a real bargain.
Best Regards from the No.1 surfing holiday destination that’s got it all, BALI , see ya’s here in 2007 !!!