**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy crew and thanks for waiting around for todays run down on what we got surf and weather wise here in Bali today . And it all started with my 6.45am surf recon of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban .
Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left was still hanging in there at 1-3ft and some shapely little peelers breaking on all sections. The first of our tides today was a 1.9mtr High @ 7.00am and then we had a 0.9mtr Low around the 1.00pm mark. Most noticeable today was that the howling ESE-SE Tradewind was absent up until 9.30-10.00am. So surfing conditions were clean and tidy.
Kuta Reef had a couple of surfers out there through the morning and wave height was brea king in the waist to waist high plus range, but a bit of a wait between the sets.
Middle Reef had the odd head high set coming through but with at least a dozen or more surfers taking advantage of them.
Airport Left was also brea king in the waist to shoulder high range and looking the best outta the big 3.
Canggu as yaâ€™s can see in Scottoâ€™s latest photos was providing plenty of waves on all 3 sections and no shortage of surfers. Hereâ€™s what Scott had to say on conditions up at Canggu today. â€œI arrived on scene just before 8am, conditions were clean and fun looking at around 2ft with the odd bigger one. There was the occasional one that was a little bigger but average wise size was around waist to chest high. Unless you were “Garret Parkes” then it was over head. He was ripping and making it all look too much fun. Another standout this morning was “Timmy Curren” who was out enjoying a few waves on the sandbar.
Well the tide was dropping and the wind was getting stronger by around 9:30am so I decieded it was time to pack the gear and head home. Another day’s photos for you guys to enjoy with the most up to date Bali surf info you are going to get. Thats it from me, till next time, Scottoâ€
Weather wise we had some rain through the early hours of the morning and there was still some cloud hanging over us until the Tradewind turned on and shifted it over to Java. Since then itâ€™s been just another hot and sunny day on the holiday island of B a l i .
Donâ€™t forget to call back to the baliwaves.com over the weekend because weâ€™ll be keeping yaâ€™s intouch with Bali all through it as usual.
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
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