MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy crew and thanks for dropping by for news on todays surfing and weather conditions in Bali . Well the best thing about today is that at least the sun is shining . Virtually from dawn the wind has been howling outta the WSW-SW gusting between 15-20knot+ . So here along Bali’s West Coast the ocean is looking like a giant washing machine on turbo drive . A couple of the surfers staying here with us at Home Base couldn’t help em selves and had to go for a surf over at “Secrets” earlier.Surfing conditions over there were not a whole lot better with wave height pushing head high on the set waves but also heavily wind affected by the cross/on-shore . “Secrets as it used to be around 15-20yrs ago had around 50 Japanese surfers in the water (don’t blame me for that….lol, those boys and girls don’t read baliwaves.com). Anyway the boys still braved the conditions but later regretted it. Oh yeah and by the way these photos I loaded up I shot over at Serangan yesterday around lunch time. When we arrived wave height was pretty average at chest to head high but by the time we finished surfing wave height had jumped to 3-5ft and almost double head high. Alas it is the season for traveling Japanese surfers to swarm to Bali and there was no less than 120 surfers in the water at Serangan . Weather wise , like I said, at least the sun is shining today and we have a midday temperature of around 30 degree’s Celsius. But the 3 day outlook is still showing non stop strong wind outta the West at upta 30knots with only short period wind waves being generated. The surfer come fishermen , and what else do aging surfers do, can find some new photos on the Fishing Report page . Scott has been loading up Readers Reports from the Super Bank on the Aussie Gold Coast and other locations so make sure ya have a geek at that stuff before ya check out Datah Primary School Project , I know it’s been over a month since my last visit to the school but come the 13th of this month and I will be making a special visit to the school to hand over some more of your extremely valuable contributions and to make another summary / report on the current situation at the school. So stay tuned for more info on what we have accomplished. 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 ’08 . 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 . If it’s something a little more private you’r looking for take a look at the private bungalow for rent we have in our Business Directory and drop the owner Michael Owen an email. Michael is one of the old school surfers who rubs shoulders with the likes of Gerry Lopez and Peter McCabe just to name a couple of Indo Legends. 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 !!!