**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hello friends and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for your daily dose of Bali surf and weather info. Well not a hellova lotta action happening today around these parts but still the odd waist to shoulder high wave breaking on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban.
I took my first look at the ocean just after sunrise at 6.15am . The tide was just on the bottom of 0.6mtr Low before starting itâ€™s run back up for another solid 2.6mtr High just after lunch. The wind was already coming outta the ESE-SE @ 2-5knot but soon there after increased up into the 12-16knot class. Howling off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu.
One of the boys staying here with us here at Home Base in Tuban went for a paddle at Middle Reef and reckoned thatâ€™s about all it was, a paddle. Airport Lefts was probably the most consistent at the time with the odd waist high set wave. But I just took another look at the wave situation on the Outer Reefs about half a hour ago at 1.30pm and it does appear to already be starting to pick up a bit more size. The wind is still howling off-shore but Airport left was now brea king in the 2-3ft+ range.
We held off on shooting new photos of these smaller conditions but we will be out and about over the weekend shooting some fresh photos and video as the swell picks up . That way you get to see some real waves that Bali has on offer. So make sure ya stayed tuned into the baliwaves.com all through the weekend cause weâ€™ll be bringing Bali right to ya.
Weather wise , itâ€™s been a perfect holiday type day. Blue sky and sunshine since sun up and itâ€™s stayed that way all the way. Our top tempe rature woulda easily busted in to the low 30â€™s on the Celsius scale while the water temp is also perfect at 23 C.
Swell Forecast ; Itâ€™s all happening here in Bali folks. Small waves today before we should start to see a new system showing sometime late tomorrow afternoon and then building into a 6-8ft+ swell over the weekend. This should continue into next week with another system riding in on itâ€™s back and keeping wave height in the medium to solid class and then furth er out towards the end of next week yet another solid swell system moving in on us.
Mentawai islands ; The good guys up at the Kan dui Surf Resort have been relentless sending us more hot photos and surf reports from their part of Indonesia. So take the time and check out whats been happening up at Kan dui.
G-Land ; I had a pnone through surf report from G-Land this morning and Raymond said there was waves brea king on Kongs and Money Treeâ€™s in the head to head high plus range with clean off-shore wind. Raymond also told me 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 today youâ€™ll find that 1AU$=Rp8,495 and 1US$=Rp9,175.
Rustyâ€™s Rumble surfing contest which has been running at Sanur Reef on the East coast of Bali has been scoring some sick waves for Ind onesia â€™s best surfers and if you want to check out how itâ€™s been going so far (finals yet to come) take a look in our Stories section of baliwaves.com or visit the ISC website.
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
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