AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Good afternoon my fine surfer friends and thanks for dropping in for baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report . Hmmm, well there wasn’t a report yesterday because I was out all day up at the Datah Primary School checking out there new light switches (they were very proud of those I tell ya’s). Plus I also handed over enough Rupiah to start repairing there old wall and gate . But I’ll fill ya’s in on that when I type up the next Progress Report for the School Project page .Ok and here’s what happened surf wise today . First up the boys staying with us at Home Base and I checked out what was going down on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban . There was some nice swell showing in the 2-4ft range (chest to over head high). But the wind was blowing outta the NNW @ 5-8knot so we headed over to the East Coast to see if we could find better conditions. Our first drive by surf check on the east side was at Secrets but after a quick glance at the number of cars in the parking area we had to make a conservative estimate that there woulda at least been 50+ surfers in the water so we kept on driving. Final destination, Keramas . Thats where there I took these current photos as ya can tell. We arrived around 8.30am just as the tide was starting to push back in. Wave height was coming through in the 3-4ft class and the wind kinda cross-shore outta the North @ 3-5knot . There was some hot hot hot surfing going down from the likes of local surfers Pepen, Devis and Koming to name a few. But what was blowing me away was the performance being given from some Japanese professional surfers . Thre was no shortage of “new age” digital photographers on hand and if ya wait another month or two you’ll probably get to see some similar photos in one of the local magazines, lol. Weather wise it’s kinda been cloudy all day but with only one or two drops falling so far till now at 5.00pm. The wind has also backed right off from that f%#[email protected]*& howling WSW that bugged the hell out of us for the last 5 days straight. Temperature wise the mercury woulda made 28-29 degree’s Celsius at best. 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 !!!