**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning to all you â€œin the knowâ€ surfers tuning in for another round of Bali surf and weather info . Ah as yaâ€™s can see in these photos I loaded up yesterday afternoon Uluwatu was the place to be if you were after waves . You know baliwaves.com is not just about convienience for us we want you guys and girls to see the best of what Bali has to offer. For us to go and shoot these photos at Uluwatu it involves 45 minutes traveling each way from here in Tuban. Then we gotta hang around until thereâ€™s some surfers that can do the do in the water.
And for some reason ? Uluwatu seems to be attracting a lot of surfers that shouldnâ€™t be surfing there , for their own safety I mean. For example yesterday I (and everyone else there for that matter) witnessed some guy break his leash and then for the life of him he couldnâ€™t even swim the distance to the shore. He had to have another surfer help him in. While his board only 50 mtrs away was totally ignored. Then there was another guy who couldnâ€™t even lie on his board without falling off in the line up. And he only made it out there by swimming and towing his board behind him. Go figure ? Donâ€™t these people know that Uluwatu is one o the heaviest waves in Indonesia, even if it is only 3-5ft.
Anyway the guy got assisted back to the shore but I donâ€™t know where his board went, and the other guy swam back to the cave towing his board behind him. This mornings 6.00am surf recon of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban is still showing wave height holding in there at 2-3ft between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . The tide was on the bottom of 0.4mtr Low and will be running back in for a solid 2.6mtr High around midday. Wind direction was clean off-shore coming outta the ENE @ 2knot and will more than likely swing further around to the ESE by mid morning.
**** MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE **** So as yaâ€™s can see I made it out to Airport left for a quick paddle with some of the guests staying with us at Home Base . We hit the water around 8.45am as the tide was starting itâ€™s surge back towards the High. By that time there was already around 18 surfers in the line-up, but spread over the two different take off zones. We stayed out till around 10.45am and managed to get a few of the 2-3ft+ waves before the tide started to kill it.
As our boat (reef taxi) got closer to the beach it was more obvious to see the damage being done to the beach front restaurant and adjacent hotels . I managed a few photos from back on the beach and Iâ€™ll throw them into the Kuta Cam Gallery for yaâ€™s to shake your heads at.
Weather wise today itâ€™s been a mainly hot and sunny day around Tuban. The wind has been blowing off-shore coming outta the the ESE @ 4-7knots since 7.30am and still is now at 1.40pm.Temperature wise the mercury would peaked at 32 degreeâ€™s Celsius outta the shade while the water temp is a solid 23 degreâ€™s Celsius.
Thereâ€™s also some new photos and surf reports from the good people up at the KANDUI SURF RESORT of the MENTAWAI ISLANDS under our report menue. Hereâ€™s another tip for any of you digital photographers heading to 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.
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 freshly up dated fishing report and photos from the last couple of days sport fishing here in Bali.
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. Hey and do us a favor and buy a baliwaves.com T-SHIRT and help us to keep running this stuff, I donâ€™t think many of you donâ€™t really know how much time, effort and money we put into the running of baliwaves.com . You can find the link over on the right hand side of this page in the MENUE . I tell yaâ€™s what Iâ€™ll give the first 50 surfers AU$10.00 off the price but youâ€™ll have to email us first ok ! 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 that’s got it all, BALI , see ya’s here in 2008 !!!