**** MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy crew and thanks for dropping bye for the latest surf and weather info outta Bali. We’ll it’s been one of those days for us today. First up I was up at 4.00am this morning tying the boards on the rental with plans of heading back up the coast. We made it as far as legian before we noticed the wind was howling outta the West and on-shore. So back to Home Base. Then the rain started around half an hour later, and the wind dropped off….lol.
Anyway I did take a look at the Outer Reefs here in Tuban around 7.00am and the wind was still coming outta the West @ 3-6knot . There seems to have been the slightest increase in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airports , but still pretty small in the 1-2ft+ class. Low Tide was at 1.3mtrs around 12.00noon and the next High Tide is gunna happen around 6.00pm @ 1.9mtrs.
I got Dewa Made to drive the boys and girls staying here at HB over to Serangan and they have since sent me back an sms. Wave height at Serangan was breaking cleanly in the 2-3ft+ range with the wind blowing cross/off-shore outta the WSW . And get this, there were only 15 surfers in the water instead of the usual 115. Sorry I won’t have any new photos for ya’s today but hopefully tomorrow I’ll be back in action again.
Weather wise today the rain started around 5.00am and has only just stopped falling now at 1.30pm. The sky is still pretty cloudy but there is the odd patch of blue starting to show, I’ll check out the weather and swell charts for ya’s later on today and give ya’s a fresh update on that stuff shortly.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta and you’ll find that; –1US$=Rp9,000 – 1AU$=Rp8,400 – 1EU$=Rp13,675.
The surfer come fishermen , and what else do aging surfers do, can find some new photos on the Fishing Report page . Scott has been loading up Readers Reports from the Super Bank on the Aussie Gold Coast and other locations so make sure ya have a geek at that stuff before ya check out
Well Thanks to all the kind hearted folks that have helped us improve the conditions up at the Datah Primary School ! We are making some real progress with the objectives we made, so make sure you check out our progress at the school via the “SCHOOL PROJECT” page over on the menue bar .
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 !!!