**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy folks and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for the daily dose of Bali surf and weather info . And yes we do have a new swell gracing our reef and beach breaks today here in Bali .
My morning surf recon of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was showing wave height brea king in the 3-5ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . Clean conditions with hardly any wind at the time and all 3 sections were producing perfect waves. While Middle Reef was picking up some solid doubdle head high sets waves.
Scott has been working hard for us today and his first pot of call was down at Uluwatu but he reckoned it just wasnâ€™t lining up properly at the time he was there. So he then took on the stairs at Bingin and thatâ€™s where these current photos were captured. But hereâ€™s what Scotto had to say anyway .
â€I was on location at 7am this morning. After a quick look at the outer reefs, I could see there was plenty of swell and as I watched a 5ft set come through I quickly got back to my room to organise the days adventure. Uluwatu was where I was going to he headed cause I was sure that there would be some solid waves down that way. When i arrived conditions were clean and overhead. There was 7 guys in the water, but sets were few and far between. For the 4 hours that I was there the crowd reached about 14 sitting on the outside break. Some where lucky to get waves from there right through out on the Bombie going through the Main Peak and down along the Racetrack section. This being quite some distance and jelly legs would cretainly be playing a part at the end. The current was pretty strong and many people were washed way down before the slow paddle back up the point and out to where everyone seemed to be sitting. It did not eventuate into much of a photo shoot though with only 30 shots the whole 4hour session. With rain and overcast conditions playing havoc with a photographers day. By 12 o’clock I had had enough and decieded to check a low tide spot like Bingin on the way home. Arriving I found a crew of about 30 sitting on the peak and taking some really nice 3-4ft waves. Barrells were open nearly every wave, if you could get one off the hungry local boys who were ripping as usual. Anyway I shot off a few photos for the hour that I was there and headed home relieved I had got something for my days efforts. Ok till next time, Scottoâ€
Lakey Peak on the island of Sumbawa ; We had a quick call from Lakey this morning with the local boys calling 8 footers hitting Lakey Peak but no one taking it on. I can imagine who 6ft Periscopes woulda been looking thoughâ€¦.
Mentawai Islands ; And our friend form the Kan dui Surf Resort have once again sent us through some fresh photos and surf infofrom their part of Indonesia so check out what the boys and girls at Kandui have been getting into.
Readers Report ; Troy has also sent in some new photos from where he has been surfing down under in Sydney Australia. And it looks like the lucky bastard has reall been scoring some nice ones, for a change
Bali weather today ; Well we have had a mainly overcast type day today around here in Tuban. No rain fell around here and itâ€™s been hot and humid for the most of it.
Swell Forecast : Well this current swell was pretty much right on track give or take 12hrs. Tomorrow should see a very slight drop in size but still plenty of solid waves happening around Bali . Sunday seeâ€™s a furth er drop in wave height before our next swell system starts to fill in around Monday or Tuesday and then the fun will begin a again. Then even furth er out towards the end of next week yet another solid swell should be making an appearance. So itâ€™s gunna be waves, waves and more waves for the lucky buggers here on the happy little holiday island of B a l i .
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
Back Pain : Now this is something I want to tell yaâ€™s about, anyone who has had to deal with it already knows just how disabling it is. I sure as hell do ! Well the good news is that if youâ€™re here in Bali and you get struck down with it or neck, shoulders etc Iâ€™ve got the contact you need to see. Global Chiropractic , Mr Pa trick Monsarrat is a professional Chiropractor who has been working here in Bali for years. Patrick has his office in the Istana Kuta Galeria in Kuta. For more info on how to find him check out his website at www.globalchiro.net
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
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.
. Quicksilver Open at Keramas ; ok the contest has been run and won so check out the full details on the ISC website. Or you can also find in in the baliwaves.com Stories Section.
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
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