AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** G’Day to all you Indo surfing maniacs tuning in for your daily fix of Bali surfing and weather info , plus anything else ya can get for free lol. Well I’m feeling much better today and that counts big time in the way I type this stuff up. Anyway I took my first look at the Ocean at 7.00am (I was backwards and forwards to the airport until 1.00am this morning picking up new arrivals : )) Wave height on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban had another slight boost in wave height, and was pushing through @ 3-5ft between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. But with the wind coming outta the West @ 3-6knot on a rising tide.So the boys here at Home Base made a quite unanimous decision to head back over and take a look at Sanur Reef . As ya’s can see in these latest photos I blasted wave height was peeling off in the 3-5ft range with the wind clean off-shore. There were already around 25-30 surfers in the water but the sets were coming through pretty consistently. The local boys as usual were scoring the lions share of the best waves and displaying some sick sick local knowledge tube riding skills. There were a few local ex-pats getting there share namely Jason Childs for one not afraid to trade his camera for a board. We stuck around until around 1.00pm just as the wind started to shift further around to the South and cross-shore it out. Ok like I said there was plenty of tube time getting clocked up at Sanur today, but the reef also claimed plenty of skin and a couple of snapped boards in the process, (hey Russell). Weather wise it’s been cloudy and overcast all day with a bitta drixxly rain from time to time. Temperature wise the mercury woulda still reached a pleasant 28-29 degree’s Celsius. Checking the synoptic charts around Indonesian waters and it looks like we are still gunna be under the influence of Tropical Cyclone (T.C.) Nicholas that’s been spinning off the North Western tip of Australia for the last 4-5 days. It also looks like we may see a return of some strong and gusty W-WSW winds upta 20knots for a few more days yet. 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 !!!