**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hello my fine Indonesia bound friends and thanks for dropping into the baliwaves.com daily (7/7) surf and weather report coming to yaâ€™s live from your favorite surfing holiday destination of Bali .
Well this mornings 7.00am surf check of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was showing smaller waves ranging in the 1 -2ft class between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . The first of our tides today was 2.1mtr High @ 8.00am and that was followed up with 0.7mtr Low @ 2.00pm . Wind direction was only light outta the East first up before the Tradewind kicked in turning ESE-SE and pumping up into the 15-20knot range.
Kuta Reef was pretty small this morning but there was still a couple of surfers out there catching some waist to waist high plus sets.
Middle Reef was already a bit full with the morning High tide at the time I checked it with half a dozen surfers on it.
Airport Left was handling the morning tide the best out of the big 3. Breaking in the waist to waist high plus class with 8 or 10 surfers in the line-up.
Padma St . Scotto was down shooting some photos of the beach breaks at Padma st in Legian and you can check Scottâ€™s photos and wrap up on surfing conditions down there in our READERS REPORT page.
Impossibleâ€™s had a few 1-2 footers running down the reef around lunch time nothing special but if you were looking for somewhere to surf without to many other surfers around you Impossibleâ€™s was a good option.
Padang Padang wasnâ€™t breaking but there was plenty of action on the beach as always.
Uluwatu , Dewa Made and I made it down to the cliff face warungs around 8.30am to find wave height breaking in the waist to head high range on the Main Peak with 15-20 surfers in the water. There were also another half a dozen surfers further down the reef riding the Temple section. Surfing conditions were clean and tidy with the cliffs protecting the waves from the strong off-shore wind. As the tide ran out there was also the odd wave running down the Racetrack.
Ok so check out the photos from Uluwatu and from the Padma st beach breaks plus if there are any body boarders tuning in you can also find some new BB photos in our bodyboarding page . Hopefully weâ€™ll see some new swell early next week so we can show yaâ€™s some real Bali waves.
Weather wise today we started of with a semi cloudy / sunny sky but by midday thereâ€™s nothing but blue sky and sunshine above the holiday island of Bali . Temperature wise, right now at 3.00pm the mercury would easily doing 30 degreeâ€™s on the Celsius scale.
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