**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hello surfers and thanks for dropping in for the baliwaves.com Sunday Session. AND A BIG HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MUMS OUT THERE. Well the early morning surf check of the Outer Reefs was still showing wave height to be holding in there at 4-6ft between Kuta reef and Airport Left . The first of our tides today was a 0.8mtr Low @ 7.00am so there wasnâ€™t too much happening on Kuta Reef and Airport Lefts first up and Middle Reef was brea king a long way out and lining up real clean. But KR and AL woulda been smoking around 10.00am with a bit more water. High water was at 1.00pm peaking at 2.2mtrs . Wind direction has been pretty fresh outta the ESE-SE for the first half of the day and then swinging a bit more SSE after lunch.
These current photos are courtesy of Scotto who made the run down to Uluwatu to see if the proâ€™s were putting on another show. But I think yesterday was the day at Ulu and make sure you run the 6 NEW VIDEO CLIPS (Owen Wright @ Ulu #1-#2, Backside attack @ Ulu #1-#2 and Uluwatu #1-#2). I think tomorrow this swell may settle back down a touch and Ulu might turn it on again for us so stay tuned for more video action on baliwaves.com.
Anyway hereâ€™s what Scotto had to say on surfing conditions down at Uluwatu today ; “What a day, I was down at Uluwatu at 7am to hopefully get some race track action but things didn’t quite work out as I had hoped. The swell was coming in from a slightly different angle to yesterday and breaking way wide. There was some bombs and only 4 brave souls having a dig at the time. I set up and waited for the tide to push and the waves to get there act together. I waited and I waited but it was a long day today folks. These latest photos make it look a little bit better that it was I must say. The surfers were being swept around the ocean and working hard for there waves today. I managed to shoot 35 photos in 6 hours of being johnny on the spot. Things were looking a little better as I packed up but after 6 hours I was ready to call it a day, I mean it is Sunday after all. Waves were in the 4-6ft range consistent sets every 10 minutes or so, clean conditions, perfect weather and waves breaking all over the west coast today. OK well thats it for me hope your enjoying yourselfs. Till next time, Scotto”
I also had a phone in from my old mate Kyle M who spends quite a bit of time here in Bali and regularly surfs up at Keramas on Bali â€™s east Coast . Kyle reckoned Keramas was on fir this morning brea king in the 3-5ft+ range with a full crew of rippsters out there.
Weather wise another perfect holiday type day has gone down, blue sky and top tempe rature of around 32 degreeâ€™s Celsius outta the shade.
Mentawai islands ; Yet more photos and surf reports have come through from our good friends up at the Kan dui surf resort. So take a look in our surf report menue to find them. phone in from my old mate Kyle M who spends quite a bit of time here in Bali and regularly surfs up at Keramas. Kyle reckoned Keramas was on fir this morning brea king in the 3-5ft+ range with a full crew of rippsters out there.
Also while your there take a look in our Readers Report and youâ€™ll find some photos from Keramas that were taken yesterday by Scotto.
G-Land ; I had a pnone call from G-Land this morning and Raymond said 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 and the Aussie dollar is just getting stronger and stronger, currently 1AU$=Rp8,700 while 1US$=Rp9,195.
Swell Forecast ; (9th May â€“ 15th may) 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.
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
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