****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Hi crew and thanks for tuning into the baliwaves.com for another day of smoking waves and perfect weather. And oh yeah I woulda had this report on line earlier but I had to make a bolt down to the doctors after shooting these photos. You see it was only 9 days ago that I was over on the island of S u m b a w a at Scar Reef. For those who are not aware the islands east of Bali are full of Malaria carring mosquitoâ€™s. And after coming down last night with a lot of the symptoms I thought I better get my hot and cold sweating butt down to the doctor for a check up. And the good news from my friendly Bali nese doctor was all clear. So just remember if your planning on doing some island hoping here in Indonesia be aware of Malaria !!!
Ok so I made my first surf check on the Outer Reefs around 8.00am to find wave height to be slightly bigger than yesterday and brea king in the 3-5ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The first of our tides today was a 2.5mtr High around 11.00-11.30am and then weâ€™ll see another dry reef exposing 0.1mtr Low tide around 6.00pm. There was no wind at all through the early am until around 9.00am when the ESE off-shore Tradewind kicked in to tidy up the waves along Baliâ€™s West Coast.
Kuta Reef was brea king very nicely in the waist to head high plus range and peeling off for a good 80yrds as the tide was running up. Not too crowded either with only something like 35 surfers spread through the lin-up.
Middle Reef only had a few surfers in the water with some solid bomb sets brea king in the double head high plus class.
Airport Lefts , well I thought weâ€™d shoot Airports for a change today and as the tide kept pushing in so did wave height increase. There were some pretty good waves coming through but there were also some close outs. Probably just about all the swell AL could handle when the double over head sets rolled through.
Ok then Iâ€™m gunna take it easy this afternoon and try and shake this fever. But you should make sure ya flick through the Revver Video Clip section on baliwaves.com for the 5 NEW VIDEO CLIPS of Padang Padang I loaded up yesterday. And Iâ€™ll be back tomorrow with more news on Bali â€™s surf and weather.
Weather wise on the baliwaves.com scale of weather weâ€™ll have to give her a 9-10, near perfect.
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Swell Forecast (15th â€“ 22nd June) Well after taking a long look at the available swell prediction sites it looks like for today and most of tomorrow wave height will be remaining in the 2-4ft range depending on location of course. Then late Monday or possibly Tuesday weâ€™ll start to see the next swell hitting the reefs of Ind onesia . Iâ€™m pretty sure by Wednesday we are gunna be seeing some very solid waves in the double to quadripple over head size. Wave height will settle down a touch, but not too much come Thursday then continuing to taper off through Friday. Then next weekend thereâ€™s gunna be more action with arrival of a second swell pushing wave height back into the 5-6ft+ sector. So get ready for it and if your gunna be here in Ind onesia then ya had better stay tuned to the baliwaves.com for the daily coverage.
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 .
Drop me a line if your interested in getting on board a 9.5mtr high powered ocean speed boat if you want to surf locations like Desert Pt, Scar Reef, Supersuck, Yo-Yoâ€™s without having to wait days to get the their the old way. 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$=Rp8,700 while 1US$=Rp9,140 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