**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hello crew and thanks for sticking around for the baliwaves.com daily 7/7 surf and weather report . Yep another late one coming to yaâ€™s again today but itâ€™s been raining pretty much non stop since 5.45am.
Anyway by the time I made it down to the beach for a look at conditions on the Outer Reefs it was just after lunch and wave height had taken a slight hit in size. Backing off into the 2-4ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . The first of our tides today was 1.1mtr Low @ 9.30am and then the 1.8mtr High Tide @ 2.30pm . Wind wis e there was practically none while it was raining for the first half of the day before the ESE-SE off-shore kicked in and stayed that way.
Kuta Reef was looking the best to me with some set waves pushing a few feet over head and peeling off for a good 80yrds+. Crowd wis e there only looked to be no more than 15-20 surfers in the line up. Middle Reef was also producing some over head waves and with maybe another 10-15 surfers out there. Down on Airport Left wave height was in the shoulder to head high plus range with slightly more surfers on it. I also heard there were a few ok waves in the shoulder to head high plus range brea king up at Canggu according to my local friend Devis Ratif.
Weather wise today it was a shock to the system for the locals with rain from the early morning til after lunch before the sun broke through. Tempe rature wis e Iâ€™d say it mighta just made it to 26 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
Mentawai Islands : Well like clockwork the guys from the Kan dui Surf Resort have sent us through another surf update from there region of Sumatra . And pretty soon weâ€™ll also have images and reports for yaâ€™s to check out from the Macaronis Resort in the Mentawai islands as well.
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$=Rp8,645 while 1US$=Rp9,175.
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