**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Hello friends of Bali and welcome to another surfing week here on the happy little holiday island. Hey not bad waves down at Uluwatu yesterday , Scott got us some nice little picky’s to perouse I have to say. Scott reckoned the crowd leveled off at around 30 surfers spread through out the line up for the 4 hours that he was down there. This morning he’s off to a different location so we’ll have some more quality photos for ya’s after lunch. I got off to a later than usual start this morning and never made it down for a surf check until 7.00am . But things are looking good surfwise on the Outer Reefs with another little increase in wave height. The tide was right on the top of a 1.7mtr High and will run out for a 0.7mtr Low around 1.00pm. The wind was pretty well non existent at the time but I’m thinking it’ll be similar to yesterday coming outta the ESE-SE and off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu. Kuta Reef already had half a dozen surfers out there catching waves in the shoulder to head high class . Middle Reef was faring slightly better with the odd 4 footer breaking and will on through the out going tide. Airport Left was producing some consistent 3 footers (head high) and I’d also imagine that there would be a few shoulder high waves breaking around the other side of the airport runway on Airport Right . While the wind is still light and the tide high Canggu would also have to be doing ok. Down south on the “bukit” you’d find waves from Balangan all the way down to Uluwatu .
Weather wise outside we have got a mainly blue sky with just the odd bitta light cloud hovering around. Right now at 9.00am the temperature would be hanging around the 26 degree Celsius mark and should max around 32 C by early afternoon. The water temperature is warming up as well with the changing of the seasons and is perfect for board shorts or bikini’s at 24 degree’s celcius. Looking at the swell prediction websites and after todays little pulse I think we’ll be seeing a return of the “yo-yo syndrome” where wave height just goes up and down in the 1-3ft+ range on a daily basis for at least the next 4-6 days.
Yesterday we also managed to load ya’s up 100 photos into the October Surf Gallery and we’ve still got another 100 or so to get in there over the next week. I’ve also got a solid batch of bodyboarding photos to load up on your page that feature some sick tube riding from down on Uluwatu’s racetrack section.
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
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 starting from 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 !!!