**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hi surfers and thanks for stopping by for the run down on todays surfing and weather conditions here in Bali . Well Iâ€™m still outta action with my trick back, day 3 of watching Indo Tv and I think Iâ€™m starting to go insane . But wave height has increased today so at least everyone else got to go surfing.
I couldnâ€™t get down to the beach, or even sit on my motor bike for that matter, but Scott came around to rub some salt in my suffering and tell me that wave height was coming through in the 2-4ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . No photos unfortunately (Scotts words) because he was out there surfing at Kuta Reef. But Scotto has promised us some New Photos for tomorrows Sunday Session here on the baliwaves.com.
The first of our tides today was a 0.2mtr low @ 7.00am and then we had a 2.3mtr High @ 1.00pm . Wind direction was coming cleanly of-shore outta the ESE @ 4-8knot. Scott said there were only 10 surfers in the water when he jumped outta the boat at Kuta Reef with wave height coming through in the head high range. But by the time he got back in the boat the number of surfers in the line up had grown to 30. But there were plenty of waves and they were peeling off perfectly for up 100yrds. Middle Reef was pushing a few feet over head on the set waves and there was around another dozen or so surfers getting into them. Furth er down the line at Airport Lefts Scott couldnâ€™t get a fix on the number of surfers out there but reckoned there was least half a dozen reef taxis parked in the channel.
Weather wise today we had a mostly sunny day with the odd cloud cruising past, tempe rature wis e another 30 degree Celsius day.
Swell Forecast ; So far so good with a slight boost in wave height today that should show even a little bit more size for tomorrow. Then we will have a fading swell through till around Thursday when, if things go right we should start to see a solid swell coming outta the SW that should produce some World class surf through out Indonesia.
The latest Progress Report from our School project (Datah Primary) is loaded up and ready for you guys to see whats been happening and where we are atif 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.
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. Or you can also find in in the baliwaves.com Stories Section.
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 BaliCheck 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 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