**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning friends of the baliwaves and thanks for tuning in for another Bali surf and weather report . Coming to ya’s live from the happy little holiday island of Bali . And what a good looking day it’s shaping up to be.
My first surf recon was of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban at 6.15am . Wave height between Kuta Reefs and Airport left has dropped off a touch in size from yesterday but never the less there are still some ok little waves peeling off at Middle Reef in the 2-3ft range . Kuta Reef and Airport Left also had a few smallies breaking but more like in the waist to nipple high class.
Wind direction was coming cleanly outta the E-ENE @ 1-3knot and off-shore from Medewi to Uluwatu. The tide was just about on the bottom of a 0.3mtr Low and will be running back in for a whopping 2.6mtr High just after midday.
There were already half a dozen surfers out on Middle Reef and another couple riding Kuta Reef and I’m sure when the tide starts to run back in Airport Left will also be being ridden. Dewa Made has just left for Uluwatu with the video camera and hopefully he’ll be finding some action to shoot for ya’s Wave height down at Uluwatu should be in the 2-4ft range at least.
Weather wise , like I said she’s shaping up for a real beauty here in Tuban with blue sky as far as the eye’s can see. Water temperature, well yesterday up at Medewi at 6.45am it was just boardshorts only at 24 degree’s Celsius.
Swell predictions , I had another squiz at the prediction websites again earlier this morning (just like every other day). And the next week is only showing small waves ranging in the 1-3ft+ range with the “yo-yo” effect back in action.
The boys from up at the KANDUI SURFING RESORT in the MENTAWAI ISLANDS have been kind enough to send through their first surf report and up date assement for 2008 so check out what’s been happening up in the Ments so far this year. I should also have some NEW VIDEO CLIPS for ya’s later this evening when Dewa Made returns from 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 !!!