AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** G’Day friends, well there hasn’t been too much happening surf wise around this part of Bali today. My first surf check of the Outer Reefs went down at 8.00am, just as the tide was coming off the bottom of another reef exposing 0.1mtr Low tide (6.30am). Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airports had dropped back off again (yo-yo effect) back down to the 1-2ft range. Nothing happening on Kuta Reef or Airport Left but there were a few surfers out on Middle Reef catching the odd waist to nipple high set wave. The wind was coming outta the North @ 1-2knot but it was still clean and glassy. A couple of the lads staying with us here at Home Base hit the road for Uluwatu in search of waves and they might have been lucky enough to score the odd head high set down there. Sometime around midday the wind shifted around to the South and increased up to 5-7knot. Making it on-shore on both sides of the island. My last surf recon went down at 4.00pm and the 1-2 footers we had this morning on the Outer Reefs have deteriated further down the scale to 1-1ft+. Weather wise it’s been another hot and sunny day around the Southern end of Bali , with the temperature peaking in the low to mid 30’s Celsius outta the shade. I’d have to feel sorry for any surfers that are staying up in the Kuta to Seminyak area at this time of the year. Seeing as that it’s holiday time for the Indonesians the traffick in that area has been grid locked from morning till late at night with a huge influx of domestic tourists. Ok that’s about all there is for ya’s at the moment. But I did manage to load ya’s up 60 new photos from out and about in Bali and you’ll find those in the KUTA CAM GALLERY. Plus Ray from the Kandui Surf Resort up in the MENTAWAI ISLANDS has sent us through some more surf reports along with new photos for ya’s to drool at. Tomorrow I’m gunna be taking a sickie and taking my wife up to her parent’s house in the mountain region of North East Bali, but I’ll be back in time for the afternoon up-date on Wednesday. Take care and we hope to see ya’s all over here in Bali sooner or later. Don’t forget if any of you lot want to grab some photos or video footage surfing here in Bali and we can easily arrange it for ya. And just for the crew that’s already here in Bali (or will be soon) the owner of the Dewi Sri Live Seafood Restaurant has told me to let you guys know that between 5pm-7pm everynight of the week you can drop in for a free plate of fresh King Prawns . 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$13.00 a night per single room and fan cooled rooms @ AU$8.00 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 !!!