**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Gâ€™day crew and thanks for hanging around for me to get back from Uluwatu today. And I tell yaâ€™s it was well worth the trip ! These latest images are only lowly frame grabs from the Cannon XL2 digital video camera. And, as soon as this report is on-line Iâ€™ll start editing the footage into some clips for yaâ€™s. Definitly worth downloading for some searing hot tube riding action.
Ok, my first surf recon of the Outer Reefs of Tuban went down at 6.30am and wave height was a consistent 2-4ft+ between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . The first of our tides today was a 0.7mtr Low @ 6.30am then followed by a 2.4mtr High @ 12.30pm . Wind direction was already coming outta the ESE-SE @ 2-5knot and straight off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu.
At the time there was already 2 surfers on Kuta Reef and wave height was in the waist to head high range, but the tide was still too low for the sections to line up properly. Middle Reef also had 2 or 3 surfers in the water and wave height was a much bigger head to well over head high, but also not lining up too well. Airport left had shoulder to head high plus waves brea king but no contenders at that stage.
As yaâ€™s can see I made my way down to Uluwatu with Dewa Made and I sharing the camera load on our two bikes. We pulled up around 8.30am to see wave height steaming through the Racetrack in the 3-4ft+ range while the tide was still low enough. At that time there was only about a dozen surfers in the water. As the tide started to fill in the Main Peak started to come alive and wave height started to push into the 4-6ft range. Make sure yaâ€™s check out the latest video footage I shot today, thereâ€™s some sick barrel rides and Iâ€™d have to say that Aussie Owen Wright was the tube master today.
Coming home past Padang Padang and Impossibleâ€™s there were head to head high plus lines bending down the reef through Impossibleâ€™s and quite a few surfers scattered through em. By that time the tide was getting pretty full so it was all over for Padang Padang being better suited to the lower end of the tide range.
Weather wise today 10 outta 10 on the baliwaves.com scale of weather with nothing but blue sky and off-shore wind from sun up till sun down. What more does a surfer want when heâ€™s doing his thing hey !
Swell Forecast ; Itâ€™s all happening here in Bali folks. Small waves today before we should start to see a new system showing sometime late tomorrow afternoon and then building into a 6-8ft+ swell over the weekend. This should continue into next week with another system riding in on itâ€™s back and keeping wave height in the medium to solid class and then furth er out towards the end of next week yet another solid swell system moving in on us.
Mentawai islands ; The good guys up at the Kan dui Surf Resort have been relentless sending us more hot photos and surf reports from their part of Indonesia. So take the time and check out whats been happening up at Kan dui.
G-Land ; I had a pnone through surf report from G-Land this morning and Raymond said there was waves brea king on Kongs and Money Treeâ€™s in the head to head high plus range with clean off-shore wind. Raymond also told me to tell you guys and girls that heâ€™ll give you 15% discount off the published price . Just click on his G-Land banner over in our banner advertisement section and drop him an email.
Changing Dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta today youâ€™ll find that 1AU$=Rp8,650 and 1US$=Rp9,175.
Rustyâ€™s Rumble surfing contest which has been running at Sanur Reef on the East coast of Bali has been scoring some sick waves for Ind onesia â€™s best surfers and if you want to check out how itâ€™s been going so far (finals yet to come) take a look in our Stories section of baliwaves.com or visit the ISC website.
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.
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
Dreamland Developments and beyond ; I was sent an interesting article the other day and might just cheer up a lot of you honest people that have noticed developments along Bali â€™s southern coastline getting outta control. If you want to check it out follow this link www.balidiscovery.com
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 at
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 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