**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hello friends and thanks for dropping in for the news on todays surf and weather conditions here in Bali . Well I took my first look at the Outer Reefs here in Tuban at 6.30am. Wave height had slightly increased in size but nothing like what the swell prediction charts were calling in.
This morning we had a 0.6mtr Low around 7.00am and the wind was coming outta the NNE @ 2-4knot . Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left was breaking at 2-3ft+. It was too low for any quality waves at Kuta Reef or Airports at the time. But Middle Reef was breaking nicely in the head to head high plus class. Unfortunately for the boys that had made the early morning effort to get out there and do some surfing I was told there were two surf schools holding class out there. Yes you heard me right, two groups of European surf schools were out on Middle Reef through the low tide trying to learn to surf. What the hell is going on !!!
Anyway Iâ€™m just glad I waited for the tide to turn and start running back in before heading out to Kuta Reef @ 8.30am , as yaâ€™s can see in these latest photos outta Bali. KR was breaking ok but only in the waist to head high range with something like 12-15 surfers in the line-up. By this time the wind had fully swung to the ESE (Tradewind) and straight off-shore from Legian to Uluwatu. It was good fun out there with a happy crew of surfers in the water, up until around 10.30am as the tide started to rush back in for a 2.6mtr High set for 1.00pm.
Weather wise we had a mixture of cloud and blue sky through the morning but now at 2.00pm itâ€™s clear blue sky. The ESE-SE off-shore Tradewind has also slowly increased in strength through out the morning as it does through the Dry Season, and now is hooking through at 8-12knot+.
Ok, so plenty of fun sized waves around the island today with clear sky and off-shore wind between Legian and Uluwatu. Iâ€™m hoping that weâ€™ll still have some waves left tomorrow but maybe weâ€™ll have to head down to Uluwatu to find them. While youâ€™re here check out the latest photos and surf information from the Mentawai islands courtesy of the boys from the Kandui Surf Resort. And youâ€™ll also find that Scott has sent through some more photos and info from the Super Bank and D-Bah on Australiaâ€™s North Coast.
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 !!!