**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello surfers and once again welcome back to the baliwaves.com for your daily (7/7) dose of Bali surf and weather information. This morning I had to wait for the rain to let up before I could make the run down to the beach for an eye ball of the Outer Reefs.
So at 7.15am wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Lefts wasnâ€™t showing at all, fla t city out there today. Well there was one surfer out at Middle Reef and I suppose I did see him catch one wave in the knee high class that went for about 6yrds. Then again there were 20 other surfers sitting on Airport Left, but sitting was all they were doing.
The first of our tides today is going to be a 2.1mtr High @ 9.00am then followed up by a 0.8mtr Low @ 3.00pm . Wind direction was coming cleanly outta the ESE @ 2-5knot and straight off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu.
Looking for a wave today your gunna be hard pressed to find anything worth wasting wax on. But for the grommets (at heart) youâ€™d be best off heading down South to Uluwatu or hitting the beach breaks up along the Kuta to Legian stretch of sand on the High tide. Hopefully tomorrow weâ€™ll see a slight improvement in wave height, fingers crossed. If not Iâ€™m going fishing.
Weather wise , like I mentioned we did have some dark cloud and heavy rain through the early am, and now at 8.45am I think thereâ€™s still a bit more to come yet. But when the Tradewind kicks in, and that should happen anytime from now on we will more than likely end up with just another hot and sunny day here on the happy little holiday island of Bali.
The good guys from the Kandui Surf Resort up in the Mentawai islands have sent us through some more photos and surf reports so check them out in the Mentawai Report page . Iâ€™ve got another 70 odd photos to load into the Surfing Gallery for April and you nev er know ya might spot someone ya know in those. Plus weâ€™ll keep yaâ€™s covered through out the weekend with up-dates and new photos so stay tuned to the one and only Original Bali surf and weather report.
Datah Primary School : My next visit to the shool will be on the 23rd of this mont h and hopefully Iâ€™ll be able to show you some photos of the completed wall and new gate. I also have another batch of tex t books and colouring in pencils and other stuff to del iver for the kids.
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.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.com. Surfing scheduled to start on Saturday the 20th of April, so turn up if ya can ! 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 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 . Best Seafood in Bali : Hi seafood lovers and the owner of the Dewi Sri Live Seafood Restaurant has told me to let you know that if you drop into the Dew Sri on Jalan Kartika Pl aza in Tuban any night heâ€™ll let you try his deep fried crumbed prawns for free . No bullshit, he knowâ€™s his seasfood is the best that Bali has to offer ! Make sure you mention baliwaves.com to get a free taste of these babies. 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