**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy friends and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for the run down on surf and weather conditions around Bali , not too mention other assorted info.
Firstly just to bring yaâ€™s upta date on where I was yesterday. Well the Quicksilver Open was running up at Keramas so I decided to take a run up there and shoot a bit of video footage for yaâ€™s. These images Iâ€™ve loaded up this morning are only some low quality frame grabs outta the footage. But the surfing that I was there to see was pretty dynamic to say the least. Iâ€™ve already loaded the 2 new video clips onto baliwaves so have a flick through and take a look for yourselves.
Today they should be running the finals up there but itâ€™s a pity I donâ€™t have the time or resources to get back up there. Wave height has had a slight boost in size that started to show late yesterday afternoon so it would be going off at Keramas today.
Here on the Outer Reefs we have wave height showing in the 2-3ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. But Scott who is back with us in Bali has already smsâ€™d me that he is on location at Keramas and wave height is hitting the 4ft mark up there. He also mentioned that he has some new photos for us and Iâ€™ll get them on-line for yaâ€™s this afternoon.
Me I think Iâ€™ll be taking a couple of hours off shortly to go take a closer look at the waves on the Outer Reefs. Hey and yeah Iâ€™ve also dropped another 100 photos into the Surfing Gallery for April if you wanna take a look at some of the waves that we have had here in Bali so far this mont h.
Weather wise today we have another classic day coming on for the lucky people already here on holidays, blue sky and sunshine is the order of the day. The wind is coming outta the ESE @ 2-4knot and off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu. The first of the tides today is going to be a solid 2.7mtr High around 11.30am and then followed up with a 0.1mtr reef exposing Low around 5.30pm.
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.
Lakey Peak , ok hereâ€™s another bit of info for any of yaâ€™s planning on hitting Lakey Peak on the island of S u m b a w a this year. Merapati airlines are allowing surfboards on the flights but they are charging Rp10,000 (AU$1.20) per kg of surfboard(s)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