14th May 08
**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Hi again friends and Scotto has made it back from where he was shooting up at Canggu today and del ivered us a new batch of high quality photos to check out. Anyway hereâ€™s Scottoâ€™s wrap on surfing conditions at Canggu today.
â€œHaving done a swell check on the internet last night prior to going to sleep I could see that the swell has backed off a notch at the moment. Also hearing that there was waves up at Canggu yesterday convinced me to make the treck back up to my favourite place to shoot. When I arrived waves were coming through in the 2-3ft range though I had thought it was a little bigger on first inspection. With tide running out though there was a definete lack of push with the sets. There was a healthy crowd surfing on all sections and as the morning progressed it turned into another little pro show with a who’s who of surfing in Bali at the moment making an appearance. The standout in my opinion for the morning was local ledgend Rizal Tanjung who was blowing up with an amazing mix of on edge turns and airs. Conditions remained clean and glassy till the wind came up around 10:30am and then there was a bit of bump appearing on the faces of the waves. One friend of mine who is staying up there, made the effort for the dawn patrol and reakons he scored perfect Canggu uncrowded, and the best conditions he’d had it. So there you go folks perfect waves are to be had in Bali at the moment and all you gotta do is get out there and find them. Thats it for me, with another perfect weather and waves day unfolding as I type, right here in Bali . Till next time Scottoâ€
**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Good morning surfers and welcome back to the one and only baliwaves.com daily 7/7 surf and weather report from the happy little holiday island of bea utiful Bali .
And I tell yaâ€™s it sure is good to be feeling healthy again after 3+ weeks of trick back and then straight into a dose of the flu. But weâ€™re getting there and I was up for the 6.30am surf recon of the Outer Reefs today. Wave height has dropped back another notch but thereâ€™s still plenty of fun sized waves brea king in the 2-3ft (shoulder to head high) between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The best waves out there this morning are on Middle Reef and there was already a couple of surfers on it.
The first of our tides today is gunna be a 1.1mtr Low @ 11.00am and then only a 1.7mtr High @ 5.00pm. The wind at the moment (7.30am) is still pretty calm so surfing conditions are clean and glassy on both sides of the island. But the Tradewind should kick in around mid morning coming outta the ESE-SE and off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu.
Scotto has already phoned through from Canggu earlier and says that thereâ€™s some ok waves brea king up there in the 2-3ft+ range and he will have some fresh photos for us to check out when he gets back to Home Base around 11.00am. Dewa Made is also in transit down to Uluwatu with the video camera and hopefully he should get us a couple of new video clips to run as well. Uluwatu would be my pick for the best waves around Bali today.
Weather wise itâ€™s a big contrast on yesterday, and a return to blue sky and sunshine here on the holiday island.
Mentawai Islands : Well like clockwork the guys from the Kandui 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. Iâ€™ll be writing up a new swell forecast for yaâ€™s tomorrow morning on whats gunna be happening over the next week ok.
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
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