****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy crew and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for the Sunday Session on surfing and weather conditions around Bali .
Well once again seeing as though it is Sunday I opted to go out trolling (sport fishing) with my Bali nese friends. These current photos have been sent to us from Jai Gunn who is currently up on location at Lagundri Bay in Nias, Sumatra .
When I ws down pushing the boat into the water at 6.30am it was looking like wave height had dropped off a touch from yesterday but there were still some fun sized waves breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The first of our tides today was a 2.1mtr High @ 6.30am and then followed up with a 0.8mtr @ 1.00pm. Wind direction at the time was coming outta the NE @ 3-6knot up until around 8.00am when the ESE-SE Tradewind kicked blowing off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu.
Kuta Reef had some smallish knee to waist high plus waves brea king and when we went past it there were 4 surfers in the water.
Middle Reef had 15 surfers out there and wave height was a bit more respectable at waist to shoulder high plus.
Airport Left had 10 surfers on it with wave height coming through in the waist to shoulder high plus range also.
Balangan , I only noticed a few surfers close to the point at Balangan with wave height showing in the waist to chest high plus zone.
Bingin had quite a few surfers on the small take off zone but it was looking consistent even though at only waist to chest high.
Impossibleâ€™s was looking pretty good with the middle section of reef producing some fun looking walls that were peeling off @ waist to chest high plus.
Padang Padang was too small
Uluwatu was picking up the most swell around Bali as usual with wave height pushing the chest to head high plus class.
Mentawai Islands ; Weâ€™ve also had some new photos and surf reports sent to us from the good guys up at the Kan dui Resort. See if you can recognize the featured surfers, ya should !
Weather wise itâ€™s been pretty normal here along Bali â€™s West Coast with blue sky and sunshine with just the odd cloud drifting past.
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
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