**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hey crew and welcome back to the baliwaves.com daily 7/7 surf and weather report website . And the start of another surfing week here on the happy little surf riddled holiday island of Bali .
Well first up this morning the the Outer Reefs here in Tuban , namely Kuta Reef, Middle Reef & Airport Left was still showing wave height coming through in the 3-5ft range. The first of our tides today was a 1.0mtr Low @ 8.30am and then followed up with a 2.0mtr High @ 2.30pm. The wind was still only light and through the early am coming outta the ENE @ 1-4knot . Until the ESE-SE off-shore Tradewind kicked in around 8.45 and quickly picked up into the 10-15knot class .
By that time we down on location at Uluwatu as yaâ€™s can see in these latest photos to come outta Indonesia . Wave height down at Ulu was still pushing through at a solid 4-6ft but just wasnâ€™t doing itâ€™s usual thing today. Crowd wis e there wasnâ€™t any with only 8 surfers in the water when we arrived and picking up to 11 surfers by the time we had had enough.
Weather wise today weâ€™ve had a mainly hot and sunny day so far but there is some solid thunder type cloud starting to build up looking towards the North.
So nothing to spectacular today down at Uluwatu but if you want to see just how good it can get surf wis e here in Bali make sure ya take a trip through our baliwaves video clip collection . We now have over 200 clips from all around Bali , around 2.5hrs worth of stoke in all.
Iâ€™ve also added some new photos into the Readers Gallery sent into us from another popular Ind onesia n surfing destination, so take a look and see if you can figure out where Stephen Pigott took em at.
Mentawaiâ€™s and yep weâ€™ve had another fresh batch of some very solid and sick looking photos sent through to us from the good guys up at the Kan dui Surf Resort, the place to stay if your thinking about heading up that way.
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