**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** G’Day friends of Bali and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves for your daily dose of Bali surf and weather medicine . Well it’s looking pretty good out there again today. When I went down for the 6.30am surf recon of the Outer reefs wave height was still rockin through in the 3-5ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . Actually it has dropped off a touch in size compared to the 3-6 footers that were rolling through out there just before dark yesterday.
The tide was still on it’s way out for a 0.8mtr Low set for around 8.30am and is then gunna be running back up for a 2.1mtr High around 2.30pm. The wind at the time was coming lightly outta the NNE @ 1-2knot , so surfing conditions are clean and smooth. My bet is that the wind will vary around through the morning and then maybe settle into the Eastern (off-shore) quadrant by midday.
Kuta Reef already had a few surfer out there and wasn’t looking two bad (just one bad). Wave height on KR was peeling off in the 2-3ft+ class and will more than likely improve after the Low tide passes and starts to run back in. Middle Reef was cranking through 3-5 footers being better suited to the shallower end of the tide phase, so needless to say there were a few surfers out there charging it. I didn’t see anyone surfing down on Airport left but you can bet ya balls when the tide turns there will be a crew out there chasing the 2-3ft+ waves.
Lombok ; I’ve got one of the baliwaves crew over visiting the island of Lombok hunting waves at the moment and he sent us through an sms surf up-date yesterday afternoon. Dale said that wave height in the Kuta / Lombok area was still only showing in the 1-2ft+ range at the time, but that should be all changed by now. He also mentioned that Lombok seemed unusually crowded with something like 40 surfers staying in the area at the moment. Hopefully we’ll get some more news from Mr Young later today.
Ok now don’t forget that Scotto has been sending in his READER REPORTS from the North Coast of New South Wales and the Southern Queensland area’s of Australia. And pretty soon we’ll have more reports and photos coming to ya’s from the KANDUI SURF RESORT up in the Mentawai Island chain . So stay tuned to the baliwaves or ya won’t have a clue whats going on.
Weather wise today on the baliwaves 0-10 weather scale we are gunna give her a big 8-10. Just blue sky and sunshine, clean wind and plenty of waves for the lucky buggers over here for the pre-season warm up.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta you’ll find that 1AU$=Rp8,650 and 1US$=Rp9,175.
Another thing I couldn’t help but notice while I was on the beach, was the increased amount of beach front damage that’s happened at the Pantai Restaurant / Ma Jolley and Bali Bintang Ramada Hotels . You can see the photos I took of the destruction in the KUTA CAM GALLERY .
( Next visit to the school will be on the 19th of March ) 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 !!!