**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Gâ€™day folks and thanks for waiting around for me to get back from Uluwatu with latest photos and surf info for today . My day started off as usual, no hick ups and I was down the beach taking in the surf recon of the Outer Reefs at 6.15am. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left was still around the same size as yesterday with the odd 2-2ft+ set wave hitting Middle Reef and Airport Left . The tide was on the run up for a 1.9mtr High @ 8.30am , then running out for a 0.8mtr Low around 2.30-3.00pm. Wind direction was coming outta the ENE @ 1-3knot .
So I decided I had better ride my old motor bike down to Uluwatu (risking life, limb & camera equipment on the maniac filled roads of Bali ) to get you lot some fresh photos and surf info. I mean, I do have to keep yaâ€™s up-dated with current surf info donâ€™t I now. I arrived at Uluwatu at 8.15am to find something like 20 surfers in the water spread out between the Main Peak and Temple sections. Wave height was an honest 2 feet with the occasional 3 foot freak set hitting the Main Peak .
Surfing conditions were at the least clean and tidy but I think these latest photos make it look a bit better than it actually was ? Well to tell yaâ€™s the truth I was there for nearly 3 hours and managed to shoot 34 photos, and only these 10 made the grade for baliwaves.com. Compared to the photo sellers who were averaging around 1000 per hour.
By the time I packed it in due to boredom there woulda been around 85 surfers in the water. I suppose seeing as Uluwatu woulda been the only place in Bali with a 3 foot set wave today. Coming home past Padang Padang and Impossibleâ€™s there was barely a ripple brea king at either location.
Surfboard Tax outta Bali : There is noneâ€¦. And the people responsible for spreading that economy damaging rumor should be placed inside a board bag, hung from a tree and slowly roasted over a burning garbage can.
Dreamland: A lot of people have asked me about whats happening down at the once beautiful beach called Dreamland. Well the word is that all the warungs and caféâ€™s have been pulled down for a developers dream. Just about all the sand has been washed away and the place is looking very sad, so are the locals who were once making a life down there.
Weather wise here in Bali today we have had a mixed bag of sunshine cloud and rain. But right now at 12.45pm thereâ€™s blue sky and sunshine over us in Tuban and the tempe rature would be sitting on 31 degreeâ€™s Celsius. While the wind is coming outta the ESE-SE @ 8-12knot and off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu
Quicksilver Indonesia will be running a contest there with the waiting period starting on the 17th of this month . So if your going to be here in Bali get up to Keramas to see the hottest surfers in Indonesia doing their stuff. And if your not donâ€™t worry because weâ€™ll be on the scene to shoot video of the contest for yaâ€™s to view here on the baliwaves.comFor 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 up dated fishing report and photos from the last couple of trips out 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. 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 thatâ€™s got it all, BALI , see yaâ€™s here in 2008