**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Hello again crew and thanks for calling in for the afternoon up-date on surfing conditions here in Bali . Well as yaâ€™s can see turned up with another batch of photos from the beach breaks around Padma St in Legian . I had another look at the Outer Reefs around 2.30pm as the tide was hitting a pretty dry and reef exposing Low tide. There wasnâ€™t anything breaking on Kuta Reef or Airport Lefts . But Middle Reef was looking very tempting producing some head high waves that had some low tide power behind them. And only half a dozen surfers out there.
Anyway hereâ€™s what Scotto had to say about the beach break scene today. â€œToday I was a little slow getting out of bed but I knew that there was not going to be to much in the way of surf. I did however head down to Padma St again to get some beach break action. Ok well the waves were in the waist to chest high range for the grommets, and running off pretty nice, even with the dropping tide. There was some dark cloud cover when I was shooting these latest images but that will blow away as the day progresses. I am hoping for some new swell to start to show in the next 24-48hrs so I will be keeping my eyes open to make sure that I can get all the latest action to you guys wanting the latest information on what is happening on the beautiful island of Bali . ok till next time. Scottoâ€
Ok crew weâ€™ll be back with more reports and photos from somewhere here in Bali again tomorrow so stick with the one and only original baliwaves.com (since â€˜99)
**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Good morning to all my friends of Bali tuning in for the baliwaves.com Sunday Session . Hey and I forgot to tell yaâ€™s that yesterday I loaded yaâ€™s up another 80 odd photos into the May Surfing Gallery . So have a squiz at the best waves through May.
Ok I went down for a look at whats happening on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban at 7.00am to find wave height still in that 1-2ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . The first of our tideâ€™s today is going to be a 2.2mtr High @ 8.30-9.00am and then followed up with a 0.5mtr Low around 2.30-300pm . Wind direction is coming outta the ESE â€“SE @ 6-10knot and will probably increase in strength through out the morning.
Kuta Reef wasnâ€™t really brea king with the approaching high tide and only showing in the knee to waist high when the sets rolled through.
Middle Reef had half a dozen or so surfers on it with wave height showing in the knee to chest high plus range. But with the 2.2mtr high coming on it was a bit too fat, later this afternoon there should be a couple out of ok little waves to be had out there.
Airport Left was faring the best, brea king in the waist to chest high range and peeling off for 20-30yrds. It was also attracting the most amount of surfers with a dozen or more in the line-up.
Kuta beach breaks would be a good option for an easy paddle this morning and youâ€™d probably be able to find a little wave to yourself somewhere along the Kuta to Legian stretch of sand. Scotto just called in to confirm that he is down near Padma st and there are few nice little waves brea king. So tune in later this afternoon for Scottoâ€™s run down and most importantly some more photos !
Uluwatu would be similar to yesterday with waves in the 1-3ft range and thatâ€™s where the majority of surfers will be found.
Weather wise itâ€™s a beautiful day shaping up for the lucky crew here on vacation with nothing but blue sky and sunshine.
Swell forecast ; after checking out as much information as I can from the swell prediction guys it looks like we are gunna be in more small waves again through Monday. Then sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon we will score a new swell outta the SW and wave height should go back into the 4-6ft+ range on the open Southern facing locations. This system should provide waves through till Thursday before backing off into the 2-4ft class. Then sometime around Saturday another smaller system will come through and push wave height back into the 3-4ft+ range. So all in all itâ€™s gunna be a good week of waves for the crew over here in Bali / Ind onesia .
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