**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy surfers and thanks for tuning into the baliwaves.com surf and weather report . Ok I didn’t get a chance to do my usual surf recon of the Outer Reefs as we had the rental loaded up with our boards by 5.15am . So the crew and myself from Home Bali hit the road for the 2 hr drive to our destination.
We arrived around 7.15am to find clean waves in the 2-4ft range being fanned by a light Northerly off-shore breeze . There was only around 15 surfers in the water with a very consistent left and right handers pouring through . We surfed for nearly 4 hours, up until the wind had shifted around to the West and on-shore. By that time the crowd woulda increased to close to 40 surfers but spread over 3 different breaks.
Before heading back to HB in Tuban we decided on lunch at Medewi , wave height at Medewi was a bit smaller at 1-3ft . The wind was also on-shore at Medewi by this time but there were still a few playful rides being had by the half a dozen surfers in the water. Tomorrow is looking good for more surf for the lucky folks here on the happy little holiday island of Bali .
Weather wise this morning was perfect with blue sky and light wind. But around the half way mark on the drive back home the torrential rain started and is still raining now at 6.00pm.
Swell Forecast (27thFeb – 4th Mar) The next few days and we are gunna have to grit out teeth and bare out small waves in the 1-3ft range depending on location. Then around Saturday or Sunday things are starting to look better with a shift in wind direction and tending to the NNE-E providing semi off-shore to off-shore wind here along the West Coast. Then (fingers crossed) a new swell system should also start to show around Sunday building over the next few days and provide plenty of swell through till mid week.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta and you’ll find that; –1US$=Rp9,000 – 1AU$=Rp8,400 – 1EU$=Rp13,675.
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 !!!