AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hello hello my fine friends in surfing and thank you very much for droppin by the baliwaves.com for your daily surf and weather report. First up yesterday the boys and I from here at Home Base headed over to Serangan for a paddle and as ya’s may have noticed in those last photos there was definitely some solid waves coming through . Not too many surfers in the water either, but by 1.30pm the wind had shifted further around to the South and increased in strength to around 15-18knot.Today the 19th and my first surf check was down close to home on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban. At 6.30am surfing conditions were pretty clean and smooth with only a light NW wind @ 1-3knot. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left had dropped off a touch from yesterday but there was still waves in the 2-4ft range. We were almost out there at Kuta Reef but just as we were heading out the gate the wind started to increase from the West so we loaded the rental and headed for the East Coast . Our first stop was at Sanur Reef . There were some occasional 4 footers peeling off at Sanur and if it wasn’t for the fact that there were already around 30 surfers in the water we woulda hit it. But instead we headed further North towards Secrets . As ya’s can see in these new photos I shot this morning wave height was hitting Secrets in the 2-4ft+ range and clean as a whistle for the first hour and a half. The left hand reef was producing the better waves while the sand bottomed beach break was also smackin through some “death or glory on the shorey” tube rides. Then the wind picked up outta the South to 12-15 knot and put an end to the fun. Also as we were leaving the swell started to increase into the 3-6ft range. Not too many crew in the water at Secrets , only around 10 surfers in total. I also had a sms surf report from my mate Nikko who made the run up to Keramas and he reckoned that Keramas was smoking through in the 4-5ft+ range with some time warp barrels being pulled into. Weather wise today it’s been a bit overcast and we did get a few scattered drops of rain while we were over on the East Coast. Temperature wise the mercury woulda made it to around 29 degree’s Celsius and the water temp is very inviting at 23 degree’s Celsius. Swell Forecast. 18th -23rd ; well we have had a good bump in SW swell today. This should continue to hold and maybe even increase in size a touch more over the next day or two. Then we should see another new system come into play and push wave height even bigger, before slowing tapering off. We also still have TC Nicholas active down underneath Indonesia, so we will have to keep an eye on that. Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta you’ll find that 1US$=Rp9,100 and 1AU$=Rp8,125. 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 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 !!!