**** MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE **** Howdy folks and welcome back for the baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report live from your favorite surfing holiday destination of Bali.
Well my first surf recon of the Outer Reefs was looking pretty sad earlier this morning with a solid 2.5mtr High tide smothering the reefs, and wave height only showing in the 1-1ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . But as the tide started to empty off the reef, heading for a reef exposing 0.2mtr Low around 4pm . There was the odd little waist to chest high wave breaking on all three sections, Kuta Reef Middle Reef and Airport Lefts. There was also a few surfers out there on every section.
Wind direction was blowing straight off-shore coming outta the ESE-SE . Slowly at first in the 3-6knot range but increasing up into the 8-12 knot class by midday . Scotto made the effort for yaâ€™s and cruised along the beach breaks of Kuta and Legian looking for some waves and these current photos are what he came up with.
Hereâ€™s what Scott had to say about surfing conditions at Padma St / Legian . â€œKnee high guys, thatâ€™s it for todayâ€™s outlook.. Yep still no evidence of the swell that is coming. I was up at Padma St taking these latest little gems for you lot. It was clean but as you can see it was knee high and only just getting there in my opinion as far as surfable conditions go. The weather is clearing though as I type, the early morning cloud cover is getting blown away by the trade winds kicking in.
There was probably around 30 people out in the water on this particular bank. There also was many more spread along the other little sandbanks that make up this stretch of beach. Ok guys I gotta run and get these photos up for you, then its off to the mechanic to sort out this little motorbike problem I mentioned yesterday. Till next time guys, Scottoâ€
Weather wise the morning sky had a fair bit of cloud cover and there was almost the threat of rain. But as the Tradewind kicked in the cloud disappeared and we were left with blue sky and sunshine. Temperature wise the mercury would be sitting around the 30 degree Celsius mark while the water temp is around the 22 degree Celsius mark.
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$=Rp8,850 while 1US$=Rp9,270
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
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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