**** Howdy crew and welcome back to the baliwaves.com for the daily run down on Bali’s surf and weather conditions . Well we were off to late start this morning due to the fact that it was absolutely pissing down rain. She started around 4.00am and didn’t let up till around 9.00am. I’m sure she woulda flooded out most of the Kuta and Legian area. Anyway so I went down for the surf recon of the Outer Reefs and contrary to what the swell prediction websites were saying wave height is still down in the waist to nipple high plus range between Kuta Reef and Airports . The tide is still on the run out and heading for a 0.8mtr Low around 11.00am . Wind direction is coming lightly outta the SSE-SE @ 1-3knot making surfing conditions on the Outer Reefs clean and all but off-shore. There were 4 surfers in the water on Kuta Reef but wave height was only waist high at best. Middle Reef had 2 or 3 surfers out there as well with wave height slightly better at waist to nipple high plus on the bigger set waves. Airport Left was looking ordinary at waist high at best. Hopefully after the tide bottoms out and starts to run back in we might see a slight increase in wave height , fingers crossed. Maybe down at Uluwatu this morning you’d be surfing waves in the waist to head high class and would more than likely be the best bet this morning. Weather wise , well like I saud it was pissing down rain earlier for like 5 hours straight, and that would be even abnormal if we were smack dead in the middle of the wet season. Right now at 11.00am the cloud cover is thinning out and we do have pockets of blue sky appearing. Humidity levels are definitely gunna be high from lunch time onwards. Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta you’ll find that; –1AU$=Rp8,050 –1US$=Rp9,080 – 1NZ$=Rp6,800 – 1EU$=Rp12,850. Ok then yesterday I managed to load ya’s up a NEW VIDEO CLIP with footage of Uluwatu’s Racetrack section reeling off some hollow rides. Ray from the Kandui Surf Resort up in the MENTAWAI ISLANDS is still sending us his surf reports from that part of Indonesia . This morning I’ve also got a couple of friends heading over to LAKEY PEAK on the island of SUMBAWA and they have promised to send us some sms surf reports of whats happening over there. Feel free to drop us an email if you need a hand getting across to Lakey Peak at COST PRICE . Now on a serious note; I’m stoked that our Scholarship Program for underprivileged Balinese kids has done so well, THANKS BIG TIME to all the big hearted people who have got behind us and helped out. Now I’ve got a new program that I’d like to kick off. One that we can control and keep constant progress up-dates on. I’m talking about kinda adopting a school up in one of the area’s of Bali where there’s no cash flow from tourism and hardly any from anything else for that matter. The kids don’t have to pay school fees, because their Mum and Dad’s don’t have any money to pay. Half, or more of the kids that attend don’t even have shoes to wear to school and walk up to 4km’s bare footed to get there. Now in my opinion this is a worthy project for us to think about. What I’d like to start off with is trying to raise enough cash to get electricity hooked up to the school, with electricity we can then look at a lot of other basic stuff, like a water pump etc etc etc. Over the next few days I’m going to try and set up a page with more information on this project. But please if anyone would like to help me out with this noble cause don’t hesitate to send me an email via the “CONTACT” link at the bottom of this page, thanks. Have a good one what ever you’ve got happening out there and stay tuned to the one and only Original Bali Surf and Weather website. 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 !!!