**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Hello folks, and it’s time to find out whats on surf and weather wise for the lucky surfers here in Bali today. I made my first surf check of the Outer Reefs at 6.30am to find that wave height has kicked back up into the 2-4ft range between Kuta Reef and Airports, yo-yo effect.
The tide was on the run in for 1.9mtr High set to peak around 9.00am and then run out for a 0.5mtr Low around mid afternoon. And seeing as though we have got a Full Moon rising tomorrow night we will start to see some solid tide range between the High and Low over the next 4 days. The was hardly any wind present at the time, only just detecable coming outta the WNW @ 1knot .
Kuta Reef had waves breaking in the waist to head high range but there was a bit of a wait between the sets and not much else breaking in between. The tide was getting a bit full for Middle Reef but as it starts to run out Middle’s should be providing fun in the shoulder to head high plus division. Airport Left had a few ok waves coming through at shoulder to head high and was breaking more consistently than Kuta Reef. So with the slight increase in size today you’d be able to find a few waves down at Balangan, Dreamland and of course Uluwatu would be the best bet. Bingin might have a few small ones later this afternoon on the lower end of the tide as well. Also while the wind is still light and variable this morning I couldn’t see any reason not to head over to the East Coast and find a few right handers anywhere between Nusa Dua and Keramas. So hey if it’s variety ya want this is the time of the year to be on holiday in Bali .
Weather wise out there today it’s another sunny start with just a touch of thin cloud cloud floating about. No need to tell ya’s about sun screen etc that’s a job for mum and dads to tell their kids. While the temperature will easily be busting into the low 30’s on the Celsius Scale by midday. I made it in for a swim yesterday and the water was just perfect, not too cold and not too warm, somewhere around that magic 22-23 degree Celsius mark.
OK so there we have it, there’s plenty of options for a paddle, the sun is shining and the water is warm. Our guest photographer Scott Thompson from Australia has also started to file his own surf report in the “READERS REPORT” page so make sure ya check out what Scott has been upto.
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.
Special Thanks to Bryan & Trish Ryder, Rosemary Ryan, Team Panadol, Karina Pols, Ron Samuel for already offering support ! So come on folks we only 30-40 of us to chip in and we can get a school hooked up with something we all pretty much take for granted, electricity. Our target neded is Rp10,000,000. that’s around AU$1,250.
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 don’t 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 you are 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 /
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 !!!