**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy crew and thanks for dropping by for the baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report live outta Bali . Well Iâ€™ll be stuffed, well actually my back is still rooted and I havenâ€™t been able to even kick over my old motor bike and go down for a surf recon. But luckily for me and you our man Scott is fighting fit and did a run up to Canggu to see what and who he could find.
And by looking at these latest photos he del ivered he sure did find so waves and some whoâ€™s who of surfing in both the Indonesian and International professional scene. What I did manage to get done was type up our 5th Progress Report on our School project , namely Datah Primary School . Hopefully Troy will get that loaded up ASAP, and Iâ€™m sure he will.
Ok hereâ€™s what Scott has to say on surfing conditions up at Canggu today ; Today I was up at Canggu by 7:15am and there was already 40 guys and girls in the water. Conditions were pretty small at around 1-3ft but were very clean and glassy. There was a light wind up early that I thought was going to spoil the show but it held off pretty much till I left around 4 hours later. It turned into little bit of a pro show with local and international professional surfers mixing it up with the holiday and local grommies. It’s blue sky and warm weather today as it has been all week. A nice change from the two weeks straight of rain I had come from back home. Ok well it doesn’t look all that promising wave wise, maybe a little pulse over the next couple of days but it looks like similar condition for atleast a few more days. We wont be complaining though will we, as these conditions look pretty pleasant to me. I would say that the majority of the surfers here in Bali at the moment would be agreeing with me too. OK thats it from me today, till next time!
Weather wise : itâ€™s been hot and sunny even hotter if like me you couldnâ€™t get down to the beachâ€¦
Swell Prediction ; Ok Iâ€™ve been keeping my eye on the swell prediction charts from various sources. What should happen if they are on the ball is that tomorrow we should see a small spike in wave height and then once again slowly fading back down into the 2-3ft range at the better locations. Then some time in the next 4-5 days itâ€™s looking way better with a solid looking swell system starting to hit our reef breaks. Iâ€™ll be keeping an eye on this transitting system and keep yaâ€™s up ta date on itâ€™s where abouts.
Mentawai islands ; The good guys up at the Kandui Surf Resort in the Mentawai islands of Sumatra have sent us through a big up-date on whats been happening around their surf riddled region of Indonesia. And it looks like they have been doing pretty good surf wis e. So you can find their info and photos in the Surf Report menue.
Quicksilver Open at Keramas ; ok the contest has been run and won so check out the full details on the ISC website.
Datah Primary School ; Well as I promised I made the day trip up to the school yesterday the 23rd for a look at the progress on their new wall and gate. I was stoked to see it 99% completed, they were just waiting for the carved stone feature to finish off the gate entry way. Iâ€™m going to try and get the new photos and progress report typed and edited up tonight for all our fantastic sponsors that have helped our school. The last main objective is to get the kids assembly and prayer area paved. The good news is that we still have around Rp10,000,000. funds still in the kitty and fingers crossed that should almost be enough to cover the 10mtr x 50mtr area to be paved.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 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