**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning crew and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for your latest up-date on Baliâ€™s surfing and weather conditions . Well yesterday by the time I made it back from my visit up into the mountains What little swell there was had faded out even further. The surfers staying here at Home Base reported in that they went on a wave hunt on both the East and West Coast of Bali while I was away. First up they tried Serangan to find some weak 1-2 footers and then decided to take a look at Secrets where wave height was even smaller. So from there they made a bee line to Uluwatu . Uluwatu was also only just breaking at head high on the set waves and with the big High tide and a crowd of 70 in the water they didnâ€™t even bother unstrapping the boards.
This mornins surf check of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban is still only showing wave height breaking in the 1-2ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . The first of the tides today was a 0.4mtr Low that went down around 6.30am and then we are going to get another solid 2.6mtr High around 1.00pm. The wind was coming outta the ENE @ 2-4knot but should tend further around to the ESE by mid morning and straight off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu.
I only saw one lone surfer aboard a reef taxi heading out for a surf this morning and I suppose if you had it to yourself youâ€™d probably have fun. Middle Reef was the only section of reef that was surfable at waist to shoulder high. Kuta Reef and Airport Left might have something later on this morning when the tide turns for the run in. If our expected new swell starts to show, fingers crossed. Otherwise probably the best option for a paddle will be down along the beach breaks of Kuta to Legian.
Weather wise we had some heavy but brief rain through the early hours and there is still some cloud hanging around. Hopefully this front is associated with the approaching swell system. But we should end up with just another hot and sunny holiday type day. Our expected maximum temperature will be around the 30-32 degree Celsius mark while the water temperature is perfect for boardshorts at 23 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
The boys from Kandui Surf Resort have sent us through another batch of photos and surf reports from the Mentawai Islands and our man down under, Scott Thompson has delivered the run down on the Super Bank and D-Bah . So make sure you check out whats been happening elsewhere besides Bali.
For the surfer / fisherman out there, and isnâ€™t there a little bit of fisherman in all of us ? Well you guys can take a look at the freshly up dated fishing report and photos from the last couple of days sport fishing here in Bali. Check out the wotashot.com banner over in our banner advertising section. These guys offer a unique photo service enabling photographers to sell their photos on-line without any charge to the photographer.
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 !!!