**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hey crew and welcome aboard the baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report machine . Well I suppose that what daily means, everyday new surf info and photos. Hey and did I also mention that I did manage to load 4 New Video Clips into our Revver Video section, well yes ind eed I did. Not to mention another 60 photos into our May Surfing Gallery .
This mornings surf recon of the Outer Reefs was true to form with our swell forecast and a solid increase in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport left . The first of our tides today was a smacking 2.6mtr High @ 11.00am followed by a reef exposing 0.1mtr Low @ 5.00pm . Wind direction has been coming outta the ESE-SE @ 7-14knot , Tradewind strength.
Kuta Reef was peeling off some pretty waves in the head to head high plus range while the tide was on the make this morning. And no shortage of surfers out there hooking in to em. Middle Reef was holding a solid double head high and will improve through the afternoon on the run out tide. Airport Left also had itâ€™s fair share of waves and even a bigger share of surfers chasing the 2-4 footers.
Scotto was down at Uluwatu and still filling in for me while my back is still mending. And from the look of these latest photos heâ€™s handed over to me this afternoon it was smoking down on the Main Peak and Temple sections . Hereâ€™s what Scotto had to say on surfing conditions down at Ulu.
“Today I was a little late getting away but I first did a surf check of the outer reefs to see that there was some good 3-4ft waves hitting Kuta reef. With this observation I packed the gear and headed down to Uluwatu. There was only 3 guys in the water on the main peak when I rocked up at 9am and another 2 or 3 sitting further out on the bombie. This remained the way most of the morning till around 11:30am when the tide started to run back out and as I was packing up there was about 20 guys and gals sitting on the take off spot. There was how ever two smart surfers sitting way up the point at temples and picking off some absolute bombs and getting seriously long stand up pits. Closer inpsection through my 600mm lens revealed it was none other than Mr Rob Machado and Mr Kalani Robb enjoying a little wave sharing time all to themselves. So anyway as to the conditions well have a look at the photos. It was clean big and barrelling what else could you want? In my opinion it was in the 6ft+ range on the sets. With a very light crowd it would be a hard sell to make someone want to be anywhere else other than on the bukit of Bali, enjoying perfect weather and waves. Ok thats my work done for the day. Till next time. Scotto”
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
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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