**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning crew and welcome aboard for the baliwaves.com SUNDAY SESSION . Alrighty then I went down to sus out surfing conditions at 6.15am this morning hoping for some lighter wind and increase in waves height on the Outer Reefs . No to be, wind direction was coming straight outta the West @ 2-5knot and on-shore everywhere along Bali ’s best stretch of surfing coast. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airports even seemed to have dropped off a touch but still holding in the 1-3ft range between KR and AL. The tide was still running down for a 0.6mtr Low set for 10.00am and will be filling back in for a 1.7mtr High around 4.30pm. So with that said and done you could still get a few lumpy and bumpy waves at places like Airport Left, Balangan and at Uluwatu . But it would definitely be worth the trip across to the East coast this morning especially before the wind shifts further around to the South, which is what it has been by late morning. That’s where our man Scott Thompson has headed and his 7.00am text message tells us he’s already on the scene at Serangan (turtle island) . Wave height was in the shoulder to head high plus range and surfing conditions were clean with off-shore wind . So Scott should have some photos for us to check out after lunch. So if ya haven’t got much on drop by again later on. How’s this for lack of service, a friend of mine lost his passport, credit cards, cash, plane ticket, everything only minutes before he was due to get on his plane and fly back home to Australia.. And when he contacted the Australian Embassy, he was given the old recorded voice message with options 1-10. Then when he finally did get an operator he got told to come in to the Embassy on Monday and they’d see what they could do for him. Whats a stranded person supposed to do for 2 days with not a cent to his name ? Just lucky it wasn’t a long weekend I suppose.
Weather wise there’s been no sign of any rain and this morning we’ve got more blue sky for the beach lovers. Temperature wise it’s gunna be hot hot hot and the shade will be the place to be. Going in for a dip in the ocean ya can expect the water temperature to be very comfortable at around 24 degree’s Celsius.
Ok our first objective of aquiring the funds to hook up electricity to the school is done . So a huge pat on the back to all of you that have already contributed or in the process of !!! But there’s still a bit more we can do for the school so if you are interested take a look at the Info page on the school project over on the menue bar.
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.
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. 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 ! 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 !!! Start organizing your crew now for the recommencement of these charters in March 08.
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.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 !!!