**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** G’Day surfers and thanks for dropping bye for the run down on whats happening, not happening surf and weather wise here in Bali today . Well when I went down for a 6.45am surf check of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban it definitely wasn’t happening. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Lefts has further deteriorated back down into the flat to 6 inch range . We had a 1.7mtr High tide @ 7.00am and wind direction at the time was coming outta the North @ 2-4knot . The next Low water line will be a 0.8metre’s around 12.30pm. Yesterday the wind ended up settling into the Western quadrant and I’d be thinking that’s where she’ll be heading again today. One of our guests from here at Home Base outta desperation made a run down to Nyang Nyangs just around the corner from Uluwatu in hope of finding something to surf. But he was back home a couple of hours later and reckon’d that wave height between Nyang Nyangs and Nusa Dua was also only just in the knee high range. Scott headed back up to Canggu and sms’d through that surfing conditions up there were down in the micro class (knee high). No way around it today folks, small to very small waves right around the island, maybe, just maybe ya might have been able to find a beach break up around the Padma Street area, but better suited for the micro grommet. Looking at the swell prediction charts and we’ve still got 2-3 more days of the dulldrums to get through. But relief is in sight.
Weather wise it rained through most of the night and was still drizzling when I was down at the beach this morning. Right now at 10.30am it’s still looking gloomy outside and it’s just starting to rain again. No doubts about it the wet season is moving in on us and I don’t think we’ll be seeing the wind coming outta the ESE again for awhile. But not too worry we’ll be starting to bring ya surf coverage from over on the East Coast, Green Balls to Keramas soon enough. Temperature wise at the moment it’s a cool 25 degree’s Celsius outside and heading for a maximum of 27-28 C.
I’d also like to say thanks all the considerate surfers & families that have locked in to our commitment to help a school get hooked up with electricity . We have almost reached our goal, that is if everyone who has pledged makes it through. So hopefully by early next week I’ll be taking a fat wad of Rupiah up to hand over to the school committee !!! I’ll also be making a point of making a new page on baliwaves.com today so we can document the progress up at the “ Datah Primary School ” Thanks again for everyone’s patience and support ! For any new viewers to the baliwaves the paragraph below is a bit of a rundown on our school project.
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..
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 !!! 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 /
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 !!!