**** MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy crew and welcome aboard to the baliwaves.com Sunday Session . Well the waves are looking much better with our new swell starting to show (as per swell forecast).
My early morning surf recon of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was to find our new swell just starting to show between Kuta Reef and Airport Left with wave height in the 1-3ft range. But then by 10.00am wave height was getting better and pushing 3-4ft. Plenty of surfers on all sections with Kuta Reef and Airport Left looking the best out there.
The first of our tides today was a 0.8mtr Low at 7.00am and then followed up with a 2.3mtr High around 1.00pm . Wind direction has been pretty strong off-shore coming outta the ESE-SE @ 10-15knot since early this morning.
Scotto made the run down to Uluwatu for us and these photos are the result. This is what Scott had to say on surfing conditions at Ulu. “Today I was a little slow to get off the mark, but I eventually got down to the beach about 8:30am. The waves were breaking in the 1-3ft range so I headed off to Uluwatu to see how things were looking on the bukit. When I arrived there was around 50+ surfers in the water spread between the main peak and the racetrack sections of reef. There was also a crew of about a dozen up at temples which was looking really good. The crew grew over the couple of hours that I sat on the cliff top. Up at temples there was probably 25-30 people by the time I left. The sets were just starting to push at around the 4ft mark. The standout for the morning in my opinion was “gobleg” who was pulling into every barrell and laying into some great top turns sending buckets into the air. Made Lana seemed to be in cruize mode this morning but looked like he was having good fun as always. There was also a mix bag out there with people from everywhere wanting their taste of the Uluwatu magic and on the most part they were getting it too. Ok well the little boost in swell has arrived and things are looking pretty sweet today with blue skys great waves and warm tropical weather. Till next time, Scotto”
Weather wise today, well except for the overly strong ESE-SE Tradewind weâ€™d have to give here a 9-10 on the baliwaves.com scale of weather. Nothing but blue sky and sunshine, warm water and waves for the lucky buggers here on vacation.
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.
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