**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Once again welcome back to the baliwaves.com for your daily fix of Bali surf and weather info . The one and only , not to mention the first surf report website on Bali â€™s World Class surf .
Well today hasnâ€™t been much different from the last 3, for me anyway. My back is still a bit bent but it is on the mend. But thanks to our man Scott we are still bringing home the bacon with new photos and info from down at Uluwatu today .
The first of our tides here in Bali was 0.7mtr Low around 7.30am and then we had a 2.2mtr High filling in around 2.30pm. Wind direction has been steady and constant outta the ESE-SE @ 6-10knot and off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu on Bali â€™s West Coast.
Hereâ€™s what Scotto had to say on Uluwatu today ; â€œToday I was down at the beach and checking the outer reefs at 6am to see if the predicted increase in swell had arrived. By the look of things there was a slight increase in wave hieght with what looked like 4ft sets hitting middle reef. I made the decision to head to Uluwatu and check out the action at that end of the island. SO getting the camera gear ready, loading up the bike and heading off I managed to arrive by 7:30am. Conditions were perfect, with 4ft sets running down the racetrack section of the reef producing some great open barrels for some. The tide was rushing in though and soon the main peak was getting the most attention. There was a few bombs and I would call it 6ft on the set waves. I noticed a few people coming back up the cliff with a little less of themselves having greeted the reef in a not so friendly way. This is about the only unfriendly thing about Bali so if you are going to surf these now popular spots, don’t forget you need to know what you are doing, cause you will always come off second best after hitting the sharp reef that sits on the bottom of these breaks. OK well I hope that you are enjoying your Sunday and this latest report to come out beautiful Bali . Till next time Scott Thompson signing out.â€
Weather wise here in Tuban on the baliwaves.com 0-10 scale weâ€™d have to give her a big 8 outta 10.
Swell Forecast ; So far so good with a slight boost in wave height today. 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.
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
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.
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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 somewhere 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