**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy crew and yep we finally made it back to Home Base after our little road trip up to Medewi on Bali’s North Western coastline. No and we didn’t get an early morning surf recon of the Outer Reefs to see what we were going to be in for. It was just with our brains depraved of enough caffeine and rumbling gut feelings, and of course the fact it was still too dark at 4.30am to see anything.
We made the overtaking maniac truck and bus driver filled highway journey and arrived at Medewi around 6.45am to see 2-4 footers peeling off for at least a 100yrds and no other surfers yet in sight. The wind was blowing clean off-shore outta the ENE @ 2-3knot while the tide was just coming off the bottom of rock bottom exposing Low tide .
So for the first hour there was just the four of our crew in the water before we were joined by 3 other surfers. We scored plenty of good waves in the 2 hrs we surfed before giving into the needs for caffeine and breakfast. The tide filled in super quick and before we knew it the wind turned light on-shore so we threw the boards back on the roof and headed down to Balian for a geezer.
Balian was picking up more swell with the set waves pushing 4-5ft . The wind was also light on-shore there but there was still a few good right handers peeling off for 10 or surfers in the water. And NO, we won’t be going back up there again tomorrow…lol.
Weather wise it’s been mainly sunny with the odd cloud drifting across and temperature wise it woulda easily reached 30-31 degree’s Celsius outta the shade. Right now at 3.30pm there’s still no sign of rain and the wind has shifted back to the ESE-SE and off-shore from Legian to Uluwatu.
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 . The place looks like a war zone….
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 !!!