**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hi crew and thanks for hanging around to find out what the waves were like in Bali today . My first surf check went down at 6.30am this morning, to find that wave height on the Outer Reefs had dropped off quite a bit from yesterday. All in all though there were still 1-3 footers breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport left . The tide was heading down for another reef exposing 0.2mtr Low set for 7.30am. Wind direction was ranging between the ESE-SSE and off-shore between legian and Uluwatu . Middle Reef was the only surfable option on the Outer Reefs and there was already a few surfers out there makling the most of the head high waves. Way to shallow for Kuta Reef and Airports , but there woulda been a few waist to shoulder high waves around mid morning before the tide filled in with a 1.8mtr High around 1.30pm.
I decided on heading for Uluwatu and arrived on the scene at 9.00am to find waves screaming down the Racetrack in the 2-3ft+ range. There were only a handful of surfers in the water first up but as the tide bottomed out and started to run back in the numbers picked up to something like 30 surfers spread between the Main Peak and Racetrack sections . There were also another 10 riders sitting down at Temple ’s scoring some ok waves in the 2-3ft+ range. On the way back to Home Base I cruised past Padang Padang and Impossible’s , no waves breaking at Padang Padang but there were some 2-3ft lines peeling down the reef at Impossible’s.
Weather wise there was some cloud about early, but it was bloody hot down on the bukit at Uluwatu, the temperature woulda easily reached 33 degree’s by midday. Right now at 1.45pm there’s no cloud in sight, just a clear blue holiday type sky.
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 or in rubber thongs just to be 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, Gordon Black, Jesper Stockholm, Nick, The Ando Family, The Pluss Family, Glenny Farrow, Mervyn Lee for already offering support ! So come on folks we only need 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 needed is Rp10,000,000. that’s around AU$1,250.
Now if only these kind folk can forward their donations we can start to make this thing really happen. Thanks friends .
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 !!!