**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Hello surfers and welcome back for the baliwaves.com daily (7/7) surf and weather report. And just to fill ya’s in on how yesterday ran first ok. Well these new images I managed to get loaded up are simple frame grabs from Dewa Made’s video footage he shot down at Uluwatu around 9.00am yesterday. Dewa said it was all happening down at Ulu and that was definitely the place to be if you were after the best waves that Bali had to offer . So make sure ya’s take a peak at the 2 NEW VIDEO CLIPS in the video section of the site.
This morning’s 6.30am surf recon of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was still showing wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left breaking in the 1-2ft+ range . Wind direction was coming outta the WNW @ 2-5knot , blowing on-shore along Bali’s West Coast . But that might change as the day gets going with the way it’s been varying direction of late. Tide wise today we have a 0.4mtr Low happening around 7.00am and then a 2.5mtr High @ 1.30pm .
Looking for a wave this morning I’d be heading for Nusa Dua over on the East Coast and maybe even a look up at Keramas . Then again if the wind does decide to put any Easterly direction in later you could always find a wave down at Uluwatu . Or when the tide fill in for the High there would still be a beach break or two on offer up along the Kuta to Legian beach strip.
Weather wise we have another top day coming on or the holiday crew here in Bali. Light wind and blue sky with an expected top temperature of around 31 degree’s outta the shade. While the water temp couldn’t be better sitting around the 23-24 degree’s Celsius mark.
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..
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 !!!