**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Hey crew welcome back to the baliwaves.com daily surf and weather run down for Bali . Firstly I betta let yaâ€™s know that the Quicksilver contest wonâ€™t be kicking off today. I received an email from Tim the ISC tour director last night saying that it will be running tomorrow, Sunday the 20th of April .
Ok well I was down at the beach this morning for the 6.00am surf recon of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban. I dunno but I woulda called a slight increase in wave height today between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The tide was still running in for a 2.3mtr High set for 10.00am and the wind mostly off-shore coming outta the ENE @ 4-7knot .
There were already 2 surfers in the water at Kuta Reef and wave height appeared to be breaking in the 2-2ft+ range, unless the 2 surfers were midgets. Middle Reef didnâ€™t have anyone out there yet and also looking to be hitting the waist to shoulder high mark on the set waves. Airport Left already had a handful of surfers out there with 2 foot set waves.
I was feeling he need to get you guys some fresh photos so I hit the road for Uluwatu and was down there by 8.00am. Wave height at Uluwatu was an honest 3 foot on the set waves and there were already about 25 surfers spread through the Main Peak . But by the time I packed it in there woulda been close to 65. There were also another half a dozen surfers up the reef riding the Temple section . Temple â€™s was actually looking like the place to be down at Ulu today, brea king more consistently and providing longer rides. I also have to admit it was definitely open day for learners down at Uluwatu .
Weather wise we got off to a 50/50 cloud and blue sky start, but now at 11.00am itâ€™s pretty much blue sky over us here in Tuban. The tempe rature would have to be sitting around the 29-30 degree mark. While the wind has straightenâ€™d up and blowing straight off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu outta the ESE-SE @ 5-9knot.
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.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