****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** Ok friends hereâ€™s what Scott had to say on surfing conditions up at Canggu today. â€œToday I was awake pretty early again so it was a quick look out the window and check the wind, then out the door. I was on the road just after 6am and on the road to my destination for the day..As the wind was nearly non existent I thought that I would try my luck up at Canggu.
I was standing on the beach just before 7am and as I headed up to my usual place to stand I could see that it was pretty much maxed out. With the outgoing tide things were not going to improve in this spot. There was a couple of guys out making the most of the higher tide but I didn’t see them catch anything descent. OK so this was not going to work.
Plan B, ok so I headed over the back and set up on the beach next door. There was great waves coming through and it was holding the size a way better. It breaks a long way out though so 600mm was working over time today. I would guess there was about 30+ surfers in the water at this spot.
As you can see in the photos the early morning golden glass just looks great and standing on the beach and watching the day wake up is hard to beat. Waves were in the 3-4ft range and pretty consistent for a run out tide. Todays session included most tpyes of non-motorised water craft with everyone getting a few waves.
I was ready to call it quits after 3 hours so I packed up and headed home. Hope you enjoy the beautiful waves coming at you out of Bali, the magical Island of the Gods..Till next time. Scottoâ€
****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Morning crew and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for another day of surf and weather info from your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali .
Well I was up before the birds this morning and down at the beach taking a surf recon of the Outer Reefs at 6.15am. And it was sure nice to see a solid bump in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The first of our tides today is going to be a 0.8mtr Low around midday and then followed up with a weak 1.5mtr High around 5.30pm. At the time wind direction was coming lightly outta the NE @ 1-2knot, but the ESE off-shore Tradewind kicked in at 8.45am making it even better out there.
Kuta Reef Iâ€™m sorry to say had at least 50 surfers in the water by 7.30am but that was because it was del ivering some smoking rides of up to 100yrds @ 4ft.
Middle Reef was pulling a more solid 5ft or upto double over head but with a more sedate crowd of around 10 surfers.
Airport Left was also brea king nicely in the head to head high plus range.
Canggu , Scotto has phoned through from where he is at Canggu and said that at 7.30am there was something like 35 surfers in the water and surfing conditions were clean and off-shore with wave height @ 2-4ft+. So drop back in later this afternoon and weâ€™ll have aome new photos for yaâ€™s
Nias / Sumatra ; Our man Jai Gun is up there on location for the next few weeks and has sent us through a couple of nice photos and a surf report and you can find Jaiâ€™s info on our Readers Report page.
Weather wise around this part of the island we have another perfect holiday type day coming on for all the lucky buggers here on vacation. Blue sky, sunshine, off-shore wind, warm water and waves.
Swell Forecast ; 24th â€“ 30th June. 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 10mtr 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.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta and the Aussie dollar is just getting stronger and stronger, currently 1AU$=Rp8,850 while 1US$=Rp9,240 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
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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