****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Welcome back to the baliwaves.com for your daily fix of surf and weather info from your favourite surfing holiday island of Bali .
And itâ€™s another good lookin day coming on for the lucky boys and girls over here and another weekend full of surf, sun and fun to be had. Ok my morning surf check of the Outer Reefs was showing there are still plenty of waves breaking with wave height ranging between 2-4ft. The first of our tides today is a 2.0mtr High @ 6.30am and then weâ€™ll see a 08.mtr Low around 1.00pm. There is hardly any wind showing this morning so surfing conditions are clean and glassy and will get even better when the ESE Tradewind kicks in.
Kuta Reef ; there were already surfers in the line-up and wave height was showing in the waist to chest high plus class. And with only a 0.8mtr Low it will be surfable all day.
Middle Reef was breaking with a bit more gusto in the shoulder to head high plus range. Middleâ€™s was definitely the best option for more size and power this morning and will only get better as the tide runs out and off-shore wind kicks in.
Airport Left also had a dozen or so surfers in the water with wave height similar in size to Kuta Reef, pushing head high on the sets.
Canggu ; Scotto smsâ€™d through and said there were some nice waves breaking on all the banks at Canggu. Wave height was pushing the head to head high plus range but at 7.00am there was already 40-50 surfers in the water, normal for Canggu.
Beach Breaks ; plenty of options for a paddle down along the Kuta to Legian stretch of beachies this morning on the High tide and Iâ€™m sure you would be able to find a nice little bank somewhere around the Half Way to Padma St area.
Uluwatu would be also producing for all the crew staying down on the bukit and wave height would easily be pushing the head to double head high range on the Main Peak .
Weather wise , no oneâ€™s gunna be complaining thatâ€™s for sure. Blue sky, light wind, warm water and waves waves waves.
Ok As yaâ€™s may have noticedâ€¦ these current photos are just a few of the oneâ€™s I shot from my little 3 day excursion to Scar Reef at the end of last week. Iâ€™ve also managed to put together a little 2 minute video clip from Scarâ€™s but I had to slow down the speed because I was filming â€œhand heldâ€ from a rocking boat. But anyway I still think it looks ok and it sure as hell does give you a good idea of the power of a solid wave at Scar Reef on the island of Sumbawa .
Swell Forecast (9th June â€“ 15th June) . Ok then hereâ€™s how I see the next weeks swell situation around Bali . Today as we already know small waves in the 1-2ft+ range and thatâ€™s how itâ€™s going to be again tomorrow. Then sometime through Wednesday we will have a brand new swell hitting our reefs and building into some solid waves come Thursday. Cranking from lakey Peak in Sumbawa to G-Land on East Java and Bali in between. This swell should hold into Friday tapering off through Saturday and then hopefully on Sunday we will get another pulse of green through till Monday. So hold onto your hats itâ€™s gunna be on for young and old very soon.
And Iâ€™m gunna have a real treat for yaâ€™s later next week as starting Tuesday morning Iâ€™ll be setting off on a 9mtr ocean cruising speed boat for 2 nights and 3 days. Cover surfing locations of Desert Point on Lombok all the way through to Scar Reef, Supersucks and Yo-yoâ€™s on the island of Sumbawa . So when I get back to Home base on Thursday Iâ€™ll start loading photos and video snipits of what we got up to. Iâ€™m thinking this type of trip is gunna be the New Way to hit Lombok and Sumbawa instead of the old 7 day slow boat system. Especially when itâ€™s priced around the same range but doubling the amount of surf time !
And just a reminder that we still have some baliwaves.com T-Shirts and stickers available for yaâ€™s here in Bali so drop me a line.
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.
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$=Rp8,940 while 1US$=Rp9,270 Give or take a hundred Rupiah.
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.
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