**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Hello out there, thanks for tuning into the baliwaves.com and I suppose it’s time to give ya’s the run down on todays surfing and weather conditions here in Bali . Well I had to wait tfor the rain to stop around 7.45am before I could get down the beach this morning. And after one look I shoulda stayed at home. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left was ranging between 6 inches to 1 foot . The first of today’s tides was a 1.6mtr High that passed at 6.00am. The next Low will be 0.7mtr’s around midday and that’s not gunna be improving the chances of getting in a wave today. The wind was pretty well non existent, if anything coming lightly outta the WNW . For those that really need to get in the water the only hope of finding a wave would be down at Uluwatu on the West Coast or around at Nusa Dua on the East Coast. Or for an easier option take a look down along the beach breaks of Kuta and Legian for some waist high waves. I had a browse through a few swell prediction websites last night and it does look like relief is on the way. We should be in for a slight boost in wave height sometime in the next 48hrs give or take, and then a more solid swell should be hitting the reefs just after the next New Moon on the 9th.
Weather wise , well like I said the rain started late last night and didn’t let up till just after 7.45am this morning so it’s a bit damp out there this morning. The sky is still clouded over and we still might be in for another shower or two before the days done. Right now at 10.00am the temperature would be sitting around 26 degree’s Celsius.
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.
We have also secured our goal of providing 100 English / Indonesian dictionaries . So I’ll be heading back up to the school to hand them over and to get ya’s another progress report on how we are doing. So keep an eye on the School Project page .
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 !!!