****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Hey crew well we are back in Bali after spending the last 2 wind blown days over on the island of Lembongan , East of Bali. Unfortunately for us the wind didn’t really let up coming outta the WSW upta 20knot for the whole time so we didn’t get a chance to do much surfing. But it was good to kick back and relax and do nothing for a change.We did manage to meet quite a few locals and we took a lot of photos so I’ll throw together a bit of a page on Lembongan and try and explain the whole deal from getting there and back and some of the things you can do and see over there.
Back in Bali and the wind has also been relentless outta the WSW upta 15knot+. My first surf check of the Outer Reefs was a messy looking 2-4ft+ between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . I’d have to imagine that down on the Southern end of the island at Uluwatu there would have to be a more solid 4-6ft+ of swell but she’d be equally as messy as what it is on the Outers. But, on the other hand over on the East Coast of Bali I’m sure there would be plenty of locations offering clean and perfect waves. Scott was up at Keramas this morning and as ya’s can see in these current photos he’s handed in this afternoon there were some nice waves breaking. Scott has also filed a “READERS REPORT” for us and I’m sure he’d have the full run down on surfing conditions at Keramas for ya’s. A few of the other guests staying here with us at Home Base Bali headed straight for Serangan as soon as they un packed their bags from Lembongan . I’ll have the run down on what it was like over there for ya’s on tomorrow mornings surf report. Ok then hang in there cause I’ve got a bit of catching up to do after 2 days off island. That’s it then have a good one and tune in again tomorrow for more news of Bali’s surfing conditions right here on the Original Bali Surf Report website that leads the way all the way.
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 !!!