**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning to all you surfers tuning into the baliwaves.com SUNDAY SESSION . Well as ya’s can see I ended up motoring over to Serangan yesterday afternoon and these 8 photos was the best I could do after hanging around for an hour and a half. While I was there wave height was fading out and by the time I chucked in the towel it was down to a weakish waist to shoulder high plus . While the wind was blowing strong cross/off-shore outta the SW @ 12-16knot+. But that wasn’t stopping anyone from being out there having fun and there was still somewhere around 75 surfers in the water at 6.15pm.
This morning when I went down for my mandatory 6.30am surf recon of the Outer Reefs wave height has continued to drop off and currently breaking at 1-2ft between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . But with the wind howling outta the West at 12-15knot it’s just a big mess here along Bali ’s West Coast. Yep we’ve been getting slammed with strong winds and bad weather the last couple of weeks but this system should be dying out in the near future. The main cause of it all has been from a Tropical Cyclone that formed off the top of Northern Australia and then slowly moved West. At the moment it’s still down below us out in the Indian Ocean but is moving further away and decreasing in strength. I also bumped into one of my very few ex-pat friends earlier who had just come back from checking out Serangan in the hope of getting in an early un-crowded session. But Craig’s hair was still dry and he reckoned wave height at Serangan had dropped down to 1-2ft as well. But if you were keen enough you’d still find a few waves in the 2-3ft range at locations lsuch as Nusa Dua and Keramas before the wind tends to swing more to the South West.
Weather wise it’s a nice sunny Sunday out there and if ya could find a spot outta the wind you’d be doing alright. Ok I’m gunna kick back today and take it easy. You have a good one what eva ya got on and we’ll be back again tomorrow with the latest news on Bali ’s surf and weather.
Help Request : If anyone is going to be heading to Bali from the Perth area and would be willing to help us out by bringing a lap top computer over to us from a friend in Perth we’d be totally stoked. This lappy is not for baliwaves.com it will be going up to the Datah Primary School and has been offered up by a champion of a bloke named Shane Cavanagh. Drop me an email if you could help us out and I’ll put you in touch with Shane. Thanks.
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 .
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.
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 . 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 . 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.
Best Regards from the No.1 surfing holiday destination that’s got it all, BALI , see ya’s here in 2008 !!!