**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning to all you surfers checking in to the baliwaves today. And what a day it is shaping up for. We’ve got nothing but blue sky, clean wind and a solid increase in wave size for all the lucky people here on holidays.
My 6.00am surf check of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was showing wave height breaking at 3-4ft+ between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . The tide was just coming off the bottom of a 0.1mtr Low and will be peaking at 1.8mtrs around lunch time. The wind was pretty well non existent, but what of it there was was tending Northerly. The boys from Home Base were out surfing on Kuta Reef and even though it was looking pretty shallow there was still a few peeling off in the 3-4ft range. Middle Reef was the best at the time with set waves peeling off un-ridden at 3-4ft+. No surfers down on Airport Left either but that’ll change when there’s a bit more water over the reef, wave height 2-3ft. Scott sms’d through to us that he was already down at Uluwatu by 7.15am and that wave height was pumping through in the 3-5ft range. There were also only 11 surfers in the water at the time, spread out between the Main Peak and Racetrack sections. So I’d reckon Scott will have some hot photos for ya’s to check out when he makes it back to Home Base.
In the meantime I’ve just finished editing ya’s up 4 NEW VIDEO CLIPS from the footage I shot down at Uluwatu yesterday and they should be visible on-line by lunch time. Ok and as we all know the festive season is just about on us again, talk about time flying. Well as everyone starts shutting down work / study etc etc I’m also gunna be taking some time off and going to have my first Christmas in Australia in 13yrs. I’m taking off tomorrow but we’ll still have Scotty Thompson here in Bali sending ya’s through new photos and ravings from where ever he roams to. Plus I’ll have my camera gear with me as well and I’ll be hunting for waves along the East Coast of Oz from Sydney to the Goldy. Ok then enjoy the show and I’ll be back later this arvo to show ya’s what Scotto’s been upta today down at Uluwatu. Peace .
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.
Well Thanks to all the kind hearted folks that have helped us improve the conditions up at the Datah Primary School ! We are making some real progress with the objectives we made so make sure you check out our progress at the school via the “SCHOOL PROJECT” page 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. Better still charter the boat privately with up to 10 of your friends for AU$6,000. all inclusive.
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 !!!