**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hello surfers and thanks for dropping in to the baliwaves.com for your daily (7/7) fix of Bali surf and weather info . Not too mention other related issues on your favourite holiday island. And just before we get into todays surfing conditions I just want to let you all know that I had a bit of a browse on the net and was pretty shocked to see how many websites there are on Bali that are trying to cash in on from baliwaves.com. From surf shops, to boat charters and even un surf related stuff all using baliwaves as their search engine â€œkey wordsâ€. But let me tell yaâ€™s, none of these ring ins have ever given the Original Baliwaves.com any form of support and are in no way connected to us.
Ok back to the surf, I made it down for a surf recon of the Outer Reefs around 7.00am to find wave height still showing in the 3-4ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport left . There were a few nice ones peeling off on Kuta Reef at head high but kind of a long wait between the good ones . Middle Reef still had the occasional double head high set. And Airport Left was missing a lot of the swell and only brea king in the 1-2ft plus class.
The irst of our tides today was a 2.2mtr High around 9.00am and then followed up by a 0.5mtr Low tide @ 3.00pm . We also have the New Moon rising tomorrow so we will have some big tide differences over the next few days. The wind was pretty light early and then around 9.00am the ESE-SE off-shore Tradewind kicked in and tidyâ€™d surfing conditions right up.
As yaâ€™s can see in these latest images (frame grabs from the DV footage I was shooting) Dewa made and I were on location down at Uluwatu . Wave height down at Ulu was getting up towards the solid 6ft mark and there were some screamers hitting the Main Peak and also up on Temple â€™s . Crowd wis e she woulda peaked at around 40 while we were on the scene from 9.00am through til 12.00pm. But by that time I already had around 15mins of video footage and we decided to pack up and head back to Home Base here in Tuban . Ok for now check the images and then later this evening Iâ€™ll load yaâ€™s up 2-3 New Video Clips and yaâ€™s can really get the feel of how it was down at Ulu today.
Scott called from where he was up at Canggu and reckoned it was dead up there with below average waves and hardly anyone in the water surfing them. On our way home we stopped for a look at Padang Padang and Impossibles . There were quite a few body boarders sitting on Padang Padang but wave height was a few and far between 2-3ft. But there were some long lines peeling down the reef at Impossibleâ€™s in the 2-4ft class and quite a few surfers spread through em.
Weather wise ; On the baliwaves.com scale of weather weâ€™d have to give her a 8-10 for providing us with sweet sunshine, off-shore wind and some solid swell to seal it all.
Iâ€™ve also got some photos from the first day of the Rusty surf contest that kicked off at Sanur Reef yesterday and Iâ€™ll try and get those loaded into our Readers Report page for yaâ€™s later on.
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.
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 .
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
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
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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