**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning friends and thanks for tuning back in for the run down on whats happening surf and weather wise here on the happy little holiday island of Bali. Well for starters today we have a Full Moon rising and for the Balinese Hindu it’s going to be a big day of prayer, at home and at all the Temple’s around the island.
Surfwise I went down to see whats happening on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban at 5.45am. Wave height has dropped off over night from yesterday’s 2-4 footers down into the 1-3ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . The wind was already blowing hard on-shore coming straight outta the West @ 6-10knot. The tide was running in for a 1.8mtr High scheduled in for 10.00am before dropping back out 0.6mtr Low around 3.30pm. What you won’t see on the printed tide charts is that the night time High tides are up there in the 2.4mtr range. Back on the wave trail you’d be hard pressed to find anything surfable here along the West Coast but over on the East Coast it’d be a different ball game. Starting off on the Southern end at Nyang Nyangs, Green Balls and Nusa Dua you could still expect to find wave height in the solid 2-4ft range. It might be just a touch to small for Sri-Lanka , but there’d still be a few 2-3 footers getting in at Serangan . But you would have to be prepared to deal with at least 40-60 surfers in the water at Serangan with the big numbers of Japanese surfers over here at the moment. If you kept heading North from there you’d find that it’d be too small at Sanur Reef but keep going and you’d get some 1-3ft beach breaks up around the Padang Galak area. Further North and the last place I’m gunna mention is Keramas and that would be my pick for the best quality waves this morning before the tide hits the top. Ok then that’s about it for now I’ve gotta start addressing some long overdue email replies … But you can also find some more fresh surf reports on baliwaves by clicking on the MENTAWAI ISLANDS link and in the READERS REPORT link. Have a good one and thanks for supporting the First and Original Bali Surf and Weather Report website.
Weather wise out there today there was a bitta cloud fluffing about at sun up but now at 8.45am there’s a clear blue sky. Temperature wise the mercury should easily bust into the low to mid 30’s on the Celsius scale and athe water temp is real nice at 24 degree’s Celsius.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta, tou’ll find that; –1AU$=Rp8,125 – 1US$=Rp9,300 – 1NZ$=Rp7,050 – 1Eu$=Rp13,125 – 1English Pound=Rp18,985 –.
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.
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.
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 !!!