**** MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE **** Hello friends and thanks for dropping into the baliwaves.com daily (7/7) surf and weather report live from your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali .
Well still no improvement surfwise here on the Outer Reefs of Tuban , if anything itâ€™s smaller than yesterday. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left was only just showing at 1-2ft and that was this morning while the tide was on the bottom of a 0.7mtr Low. Kuta Reef was once again virtually fla t but there was a few surfers catching some waist to chest high waves on Middle Reef and Airport Left . That was then, now that the tide has filled in with a 2.6mtr High just after lunch thereâ€™s not much at brea king. Wind direction has been constant outta the ESE-SE @ 5-12knot and off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu.
I did hear there was still the odd 2-4 footer coming through down at Uluwatu this morning and thatâ€™s probably the best option to find a half decent wave today. Scotto has been down along the beach breaks of Kuta / Legian hunting up some new photos for us and as soon as he gets back to Home Base Iâ€™ll get em loaded up for yaâ€™s. Hopefully as per our latest swell forecast well start to see a new swell starting to show tomorrow morning. So make sure ya call back into the baliwaves.com for the Sunday Session.
Weather wise today itâ€™s been a mainly hot and sunny day around Kuta and Tuban. Right now at 1.00pm the tempe rature would be around the 29-30 degree Celsius mark.
Swell Forecast (23rd May â€“ 29th May) Well itâ€™s certainly looking good for the next week here in Bali swell wis e. Wave height should remain in the 2-3ft+ range for Saturday and then sometime Sunday afternoon we should start to feel a solid swell hitting our reefs from G-land to Sumbawa . This should hold in the 5-8ft range through till Thursday / Friday before fading out and then not long after we should receive another back to back swell. All good for a big week of perfect waves for the lucky ones here in Ind onesia .
Mentawai islands ; The good guys from the Kandui Surf Resort have sent us through another new batch of photos showing off more perfection in their part of Ind o. And youâ€™ll be able to suss them out in the Surf Report section. Hereâ€™s another baliwaves bonus for yaâ€™s dept; Anyday now weâ€™ll also be providing yaâ€™s with surf reports and photos from the Macaronis Surf Resort up in the Mentawaiâ€™s. I was talking to a couple of friends yesterday who have been out on charter in the Ments and they reckon if they ever make it back up there again they wonâ€™t be going on a boat after stopping off in the Surf Resorts. Thatâ€™s where theyâ€™ll be heading. The Surf Resorts up there just make it all too easy for their guests with speed boats to zap you around all day and then back to the Resort for R & R in the evenings.
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$=Rp8,725 while 1US$=Rp9,275
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.
The Rusty Rumble in the Jungle surfing contest were run over at Sanur Reef and the boys were lucky and scored some nice waves to finish off with. Made Awan was the man of the day surfing his way from round 1 right through to No.1. You can read the full report on the event on the ISC website or 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
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