**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hi friends and thanks for tuning in once again to the original baliwaves.com for your daily dose of Bali surf and weather info . Well there wasnâ€™t a lot happening surfwise around here on the Outer Reefs but there were still a few sly waves happening around the island all the same. I was pretty busy making a trip up to Balian to help out a friend. And Balian was still producing some quality left and right handers in the head to head high plus range and only 15 surfers in the water. Unfortunately I wasnâ€™t there for surfing this timeâ€¦
But as yaâ€™s can see our man Scotto was out and about with his 600mm lens and SLR and found these waves brea king down toards Padma St beach break in Legian . Hereâ€™s what Scotto had to say on his day out in Bali .
“Today I woke to the sound of rain so I rolled over and went back to sleep for a little while. I can’t stay in bed in the mornings though as I just have to get up and see what the surf is doing. I soon found myself wondering down to the beach in the light drizzling rain to see what the day had in store for us. The outer reefs were not showing any breaking waves other than one 1ft wave break on Airport lefts. The tide was already pretty high and still coming in at 7am. I was going to make the treck up to Canggu today but with the rain I ended up having some things come up that prevented me from getting away till later. Instead I have managed to slip up to the beach breaks at Kuta for an hour and snap off these latest photos. As you can see the waves were extremely fun and the boys were getting plenty of turns and airs in on each one. Wave height varied between 2-3ft on the sets, which were coming in pretty consistently. I had a look on the swell forcast and it looks like we are in for a little boost in size either this afternoon or tomorrow so lets hope that I can find a nice little spot to bring you all the latest photos from Bali . OK thats it for me hope you enjoy another look at the fine waves you can find on this island paradise. Till next time. Scotto”
Weather wise the day kicked off with some solid rain through the early am that finally let up around 8.00am and then for the rest of the day it been blue sky and sunshine.
Special award dept : Two days ago at Uluwatu a wave was ridden from way outside from the Bombie all the way through to the end of the Racetrack. Now that is a long wave let me tell you. The rider of that wave was one Mich ele Trahan and Iâ€™m not sure but that could be the longest wave ridden at Uluwatu (excluding waves on the Outside Corner)
Mentawai Islands , and the good guys up at the Kan dui Surf Resort have kept the surf reports flowing and we have more fresh news from Kan dui.
Readers Report , Mick from balishoot.com was over at the Rusty surfing contest thatâ€™s being run at Sanur Reef and has sent us in some sick photos to check out. You can also find the full run down in our Story section or by hitting the ISC banner.
Swell Forecast : (3rd â€“ 9th May) 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
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