**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy crew and thanks for waiting around for the run down on todays surfing and weather conditions here in Bali today. Ok, well as usual I did the mandatory surf check down on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban. The wind was blowing outta the West @ 5-9knot and on-shore but most importantly wave height had improved slightly and showing at 2-3ft between Kuta Reef and Airports .
So as ya’s can see in these latest photos to come outta Bali / Indonesia I decided on hitting the road for Keramas over on the East Coast of Bali . I arrived around 9.00am to find some nice 2-3ft+ waves peeling off infront of the beach side cafe. And with the wind direction still coming outta the West surfing conditions were clean and tidy through till around 11.00am when it shifted around to the SSW and cross/on-shore. Not too bad crowd wise either, peaking at around 25 surfers, and when I packed up it was down to 10.
Weather wise we’ve had a “mixed bag” so far today. We had some solid rain here along the West Coast through the early AM followed by blue sky and sunshine. Right now at 4.00pm the sky is starting to cloud over again with the possibility of more rain later tonight. Temperature wise the mercury woulda maxed out at around 28-29 degree’s Celsius.
Help Request : If anyone is going to be heading to Bali from the Perth area this month 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 !!!