**** Good morning everybody and thanks for stopping by to see whats happening on the surfing and weather scene here in Bali today. Firstly lets get this straight, I’m not the kinda person who goes around blabbing about secret surf spots . And even though I’ve been mentioning Airport Rights on baliwaves.com for at least 10 years . And not too mention it’s also in black and white in every surf guide book ever printed. And that it also rates a mention on just about every Bali surfing type website on the entire internet . So why does some Aussie surfer ? named James Pitman (if that is his real name) wanna make death threats to me for yesterdays surf report about exposing his exclusive surf spot . Apparantly Jamie doesn’t want any “tourists” other than himself around at Airport Rights ? I told my Balinese boat driving friends about this absurdity down the beach this morning and at first they laughed, then they got real pissed off about this freak not wanting them to earn a living. Lets face it crew there are no secret surf spots from Canggu to Uluwatu along Bali ’s West Coast. And for farks sake don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re a local unless your name is; Wayan, Made, Nyoman or Ketut etc etc. Ok now we can get on with what we do. This morning’s surf check of the Outer Reefs went down at 7.00am . The tide was still running in for a 1.9mtr High tide set for 9.00am and the wind was only just showing outta the West at 0-1knot . On-shore along Bali ’s West Coast but surfing conditions are still pretty well clean and glassy from Kuta Reef to Airport Right . I’d even go as far as saying that wave height has snuck up a touch on yesterday, or maybe a bit more consistently at 2-3ft+ . Kuta Reef had a few surfers in the water and there were set waves breaking in the shoulder to head high range. But Middle Reef and Airport Left were getting more action with a more consistent 2-3ft+ (shoulder to head high plus). There’s have to be some ok waves back around at Airport Rights as well but you could expect Team Japan to be there in numbers, as usual. Further down the coast you’d find more waves at Balangan, Dreamland and of course Uluwatu would probably be pushing 4-5ft on the Main Peak and Temple sections . Later this afternoon when the tide gets down towards the expected 0.5mtr Low (3.00pm) then you’d also find locations like Bingin and the Racetrack at Uluwatu would be offering some more tubular type waves. Weather wise we’ve still got plenty of high and light cloud over us, but there is every chance that the mercury will still bust into the early 30’s on the Celsius scale , and hot. Yesterday I did manage to load 30 new photos into the September Surfing Gallery and I’ll get a heap more in there ya’s as soon as this is on-line. Our man Scotty. T who has been helping out with photos hit the road at dawn this morning so I’ve got no idea where he’s at, but hopefully he’ll be back later on with another batch of surfing photos from somewhere in Bali . Ray from the Kandui Surf Resort in the Mentawai Islands has sent us more photos and reports for ya’s to think about. So check out whats happening up in the Ment’s before ya check out of the baliwaves. That’ll do us for now, but remember if things are getting ya down where you are you can always change that by booking a surfing holiday to the friendly little wave riddled island of Bali . The owner of the Dewi Sri Live Seafood Restaurant has told me to keep the promo happening for the FREE FISH . So if ya want a free fish dinner make sure ya call into the Dewi Sri Restaurant on Jalan Kartika Plaza in Tuban. Hey and do us a favor and buy a baliwaves.com T-SHIRT and help us to keep running this stuff, I don’t think many of you really know how much time, effort and money we put into the running of baliwaves.com . You can find the link over on the right hand side of this page in the MENUE . I tell ya’s what I’ll give the first 50 surfers AU$10.00 off the price but you’ll have to email us first ok ! Before I go I gotta say a big Hello to all the surfers that have been calling into the Dewi Sri Live Seafood Restaurant here in Tuban over the last couple of weeks. So if your around these parts make sure ya drop by between 7.00-9.00pm and say hello. Money saver tip #752 : Anyone wanting to get out on a 3 island 7 day boat charter to Lembongan, Lombok and Sumbawa drop me a line cause I was talking to an operator last night and he’s offering the all inclusive trips for just AU$600.00 !!! Finally, I just wanna refresh ya’s about what baliwaves.com is all about . We’re not trying to flog ya’s surf trips or sell ya’s anything for that matter, we’re just trying to show ya’s how good it is here in Bali / Indonesia for a surfing holiday. We want you guys to come over and have a ball and then go back home and tell your friends how good it is. I f anyone wants to come and say Hello to Slim , maybe have a coldy and grab a bite to eat you’ll be able to find him down at the Dewi Sri Live Seafood Restaurant on Jalan Kartika Plaza in Tuban between 7.00pm and 9.30pm . Ya can even grab a few free baliwaves.com stickers off him, and ask him about what’s happening surf wise around Bali
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 !! ***Just a quick up-date on our Orphan assistance program*** To date baliwaves.com has assisted in getting more that 100 under privileged Balinese children into school !!!! So hats off to everyone who has been kind enough to help support the kids !
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 . Airconditioned rooms for AU$15.00 a night per single room and fan cooled rooms @ AU$9.00 per single room, here in Bali, and only a 10 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 . The owner Mr Mike Owen is one of the old school surfers who used to run with Lopez and McCabe.
Best Regards from the No.1 surfing holiday destination that’s got it all, BALI , see ya’s here in 2007 !!!