**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy crew and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report. You know I was nearly gunna throw up some smoking photos from Padang Padang and say it was cranking today. But only because itâ€™s April fools day..
But I couldnâ€™t do it to yaâ€™s. So instead seeing as thereâ€™s no change in surfing conditions again today, in other words itâ€™s pretty well flat here along Baliâ€™s West Coast . And not to mention that the wind is howling outta the WSW @ 10-14knots . Iâ€™ve decided to give yaâ€™s a bit of a cultural tour of Bali to a few of the places Iâ€™ve been to in the last few weeks.
Weather wise , well like I mentioned for starters the wind has been howling onshore since mid morning and itâ€™s been raining for about the same amount of time Iâ€™d have to give her a 1-10 on the baliwaves.com scale of weather.
Iâ€™m hoping that tomorrow ww will see a change in wind direction getting back on track for the change of season. But I donâ€™t think weâ€™ll be seeing to much more swell than whats available today.
Ok the boys from up at the KANDUI SURF RESORT in the MENTAWAI ISLANDS have sent us through some more photos and surf up-dates and you can find them in the Surf Report menue on the right hand side of this page. Scotto has also been out shooting some photos along Australiaâ€™s Northern coastal region and youâ€™ll find his material in the same section under READERS REPORTS . Actually Iâ€™ll be looking forward to Scott getting back to Bali and helping us out on the photo department. Especially now heâ€™s shooting from behind a brand new Cannon f2.8, 300mm with 2 x convertor connected.
Changing dollars to Rupiah out on the streets of Kuta you can still expect to find that 1AU$=Rp8,375 â€“ 1US$=Rp9,100. And just beware while youâ€™re here in Bali and you see money changers advertising higher than normal rates. This usually indicates a scam of some degree.
Donâ€™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 donâ€™t think many of you donâ€™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 yaâ€™s what Iâ€™ll give the first 50 surfers AU$10.00 off the price but youâ€™ll have to email us first ok ! I also have a very limited number of baliwaves t-shirts here in Bali so drop me a line if you want to pick one up here in Bali.
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 heâ€™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.
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 itâ€™s something a little more private youâ€™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 yaâ€™s about what baliwaves.com is all about . Weâ€™re not trying to flog yaâ€™s surf trips or sell yaâ€™s anything for that matter, weâ€™re just trying to show yaâ€™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 !!!