**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Well hereâ€™s todays new photos thanks to Scotto and hereâ€™s what he had to say on surfing conditions down at the ever famous Uluwatu .
Uluwatu , Yep thats the place that 50+ other surfers decieded was the place to be today, and that many people can’t be wrong! Uluwatu was smoking in the 2-4ft range and conditions were fantastic. Good weather, barrells and fine waves. What else could you be wonting on your holiday in Bali . If you were not getting shacked out there today you were not trying hard enough I think.
Everyone seemed to be getting their waves and nearly every wave was offerring a tube ride of sorts. They were maybe not as long as yesterdays barrells but they were definelty much more frequent. There was no real standout today in my opinion but I will give the award for the gutsy “have a go” trophy to a guy on a green board who was paddling into everyting he could, and getting worked. 10/10 for effort I say. I figured he would come in when either he hit the reef or his board decieded enough was enough.
OK there was a little cloud cover today but the sun is still pretty hot. I’ve done my bit so now I’m hopefully going to get a few waves myself up on the beach breaks of Kuta. Till next time. Scotto!
**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Gâ€™Day folks and welcome back to the one and only original (that means the first ever Bali surf report website on the net) baliwaves.com for your daily dose of Bali surf and weather info .
And my 7.30am surf recon of the Outer Reefs today is showing a slight drop in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. But nev er the less there are still plenty of waves coming through in the 2-3ft+ range . The first of the tides today is going to be a 1.0mtr Low @ 9.00am and then weâ€™ll be heading for a High of 1.9mtrs around 3.00pm. Once again the old ESE-SE Tradewind was producing the off-shore wind from day brea k, currently around 7-10knot and climbing .
Kuta Reef was still providing some nice shaped waist to chest high plus waves and there was already about a dozen surfers out there. But nothing like the waves that were smoking through yesterday afternoon.
Middle Reef was drawing in the most swell on the Outerâ€™s with wave height still in the head to head high plus division and it looked like there were another 10-12 surfers taking advantage of it.
Airport Left also had wave height beaking in the waist to chest high plus and as usual Airports was attracting the most surfer traffic.
Airport Right , well we can count her out with the wind being to strong.
Canggu , likewise with the Tradewind up early the waves would be wind affected.
Uluwatu , Scotto is already in transit down to good old Ulu and wave height should still be in the 3-4ft+ sector when the tide starts to run back in. Tune in for Scottoâ€™s afternoon wrap on surfing conditions down at Uluwatu and for the new photos.
Weather wise around Bali this morning itâ€™s all perfect. Blue sky, sunshine, warm water, off-shore wind and swell.
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.
And for those who havenâ€™t heard about the terrible accident that happened up in the Mentawai islands last week. Aussie surfer Darren Longbottom while doing some tow in surfing suffered a serious neck injury and is currently in a Singapore hospital unable to be moved.
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$=Rp8,800 while 1US$=Rp9,300
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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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