**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning to all you surfers tuning in to see whats going down surf and weather wise here on the happy little holiday island of Bali . As ya’s can get the picture, I made the trip down to Uluwatu yesterday and was lucky enough to snap ya’s some new photos, so ya’s can see for yaselves how it was. And soon as I’ve got this loaded on line for ya’s I’ll get that new video footage edited and loaded up.
No change in wave height this morning . My 6.00am surf check of the Outer Reefs was still showing wave height in the 1-1ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . Wind direction was coming outta the ENE @ 1-2knot making surfing conditions clean and smooth. Tide wise the next one is going to be a 2.0mtr High around the 10.00am mark. Then followed by a 0.7mtr Low around 4.00pm this afternoon.
For anyone looking for a wave today I’d have to send ya’ back down to Uluwatu where at least you’d be able to find something in the shoulder to head high plus division. And if you didn’t feel like contending with the slowly increasing number of maniacs on automatic scooters…. Then you could snag a wave or two up along the beach breaks between Kuta and Legian on the higher end of the tide.
Weather wise , so far so good this morning and right now at 7.30am we have blue sky and sunshine here in Tuban. But with more cloud expected to drift over towards mid to late afternoon.
Tide Charts , Good news for all you tidal information fanatics !! Troy has been slogging his key board to the max and has the charts for 2008 up and visual in the Surf Info menue link of baliwaves.com.
Our roving photographer Scott Thompson has also been blasting away with his SLR and continue’s to keep feeding our Readers Report page with high quality images and surf info from Australia’s North Coast . So make sure ya keep an eye on Scott’s stuff.
I’m also gunna be trying to put in a big day today myself… (same as every other day really..lol) after I get ya’s a couple of NEW VIDEO CLIPS loaded up I’ll be throwing up a whole new batch of photos into the March SURFING GALLERY . Then I’ll be trying to catch up on some of the 80 odd email queries waiting for me. BTW, don’t forget that all this stuff is being done on a high priced TELEPHONE DIAL UP INTERNET CONNECTION…
Ok so have a good one and we hope to see ya’s out there in the line-up somewhere in Bali this year…
On the 18th I made it up to visit the DATAH PRIMARY SCHOOL . While I was there we discussed the proceedings for the repairs to the old existing wall and New Gate and entrance way into the school. The total cost of this was calculated at Rp13,270,000.00 (AU$1,350.00 give or take a dollar) including labour costs. I presented Rp11,500,000.00 to the school committee to get the ball rolling. And we still have enough left in the Kitty to complete the project. Work will start tomorrow the 20th of March and is estimated to be completed within a months time. Then we’ll start work on paving their assembly area, but one job at a time. So by my next visit to Datah Primary I’ll get you a full report and some photos of the progress. I also took up with me on yesterdays visit 100 new exercise books and a heap of pens, pencils and colouring pencils for the kids.
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 .
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 !!!