****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Good morning surfers and thanks for dropping into the baliwaves.com for your daily dose of Bali surf and weather information. Well and everything is shaping up for a good one around the beach and reefs with an expected increase in wave size.
My 6.45am surf check of the Outer Reefs was showing wave height to have jumped into the 2-4ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The first of our tides today is gunna be a 0.8mtr Low around 8.30am and then backed up by a 2.0mtr High @ 2.30pm. Wind direction was light and variable when I first hit the beach but since then the ESE Tradewind has kicked in blowing straight off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu @ 6-10knot.
My first impression of the waves this morning was %@#$ itâ€™s still pretty small out there again. But as I watched a few set waves come through wave height was steadily getting bigger. And Iâ€™d say as the tide starts to run back in it may keep growing. The tide was still a bit low for Kuta Reef at the time, but Middle Reef had some nice shaped waves peeling off for the half a dozen surfers that wre out there. Airport Left also had some waist to head high plus set waves coming through a still empty line-up.
Down south on the bukit end of Bali Iâ€™d have to image there would be some little waves brea king at Bingin and Impossibleâ€™s. And of course Uluwatu would be pulling even more size on the Racetrack. As the tide turns the Main Peak and Temple se cti o ns will be the shot. Ya might even find a few sly waves at Balangan around the same time.
Weather wise today another cloudy start to the day but we can expect more blue sky and sunshine by midday. The mercury should be up there in the low 30â€™s on the Celsius scale while the water tempe rature is still ok at 20-21 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
Swell Forecast ; Well Iâ€™ve only had a quick glance at the charts so far today and it looks like thereâ€™s not going to be any change in wave height today, 1-3ft+ depending on location. But hopefully by Wednesday afternoon we should start to see a new swell starting to build that should generate some double over head surf for Thursday and Friday, once again depending on location. Smaller waves through next weekend but still something to ride. Then early next week itâ€™s looking positive for another solid system to smack into the reefs around Bali and Ind onesia . So all in all itâ€™s looking good for another surf filled week here in Bali . But all the same Iâ€™ll be keeping an eye on things and if there are any changes Iâ€™ll keep yaâ€™s In the loop.
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$=Rp8,950 while 1US$=Rp9,240 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.
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