**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy friends and welcome back for the baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report . Well it’s just gone 7.00am over here on the holiday island of Bali and I’ve just got home from taking a 6.00am surf recon of the Outer Reefs in Tuban .
Once again wave height is only just showing in the 1-1ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . First up wind direction was coming outta the WSW @ 3-6knot but since has swung more to the NW and dropped off to 2-4knot . The tide was just starting to run back in for a 2.2mtr High set to peak around 10.30am. Then we’ll have the next Low tide of 0.5mtrs happening this afternoon around 4.30pm.
Searching for waves today would be a pretty hard call to make, yesterday one of the boys from here at Home Base made the trip down to Nusa Dua on the South eastern end of the island and reckoned it was pretty well flat. Likewise up at Keramas . On-shore right along the West Coast so you wouldn’t be finding anything to harden up over that’s for sure.
Swell predictions for the coming week are also looking pretty dismal, we may get a slight pulse in another 36-48hrs but nothing more than another foot or so in wave height. Then we are just gunna have to sit tight and wait it out.
Weather wise there’s a bit more cloud around this morning and more chance of rain through the afternoon. At least the temperature has cooled off a bit making living without air conditioning much better.
What I have managed to do soley for you guys is managed to load ya’s up 2 brand NEW VIDEO CLIPS, loaded over 100 NEW PHOTOS into the SURFING GALLERY , not too mention replied to over 50 emails (still sitting on another 50)
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.
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. NEXT VISIT TO THE SCHOOL WILL BE AROUND THE 28TH OF MARCH
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 !!!