**** MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE **** Hey crew welcome aboard the baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report machine . And what a day of surfing itâ€™s been here on the happy little surf riddled island of Bali today.
I started the ball rolling with a 6.00am surf recon of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban, and with high expectations of good waves I might add. Well Huey never let us down with the new swell arriving dead smack on schedule. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left had jumped overnight into the 3-4ft+ range. The first of the tides today was 2.5mtr High @ 10.00am and then followed up with a 0.2mtr Low @ 4.00pm . Wind direction was off-shore outta the ESE-SE @ 5-10knot . So with all that info in my head I hit the road for Uluwatu as yaâ€™s can see in these latest photos outta Indo.
Kuta Reef ; 2-3ft+ and peeling off nicely for a good 75yrds but it woulda been a safe call to say KR was gunna get crowded.
Middle Reef ; 3-4ft+ and also looking good through the early am before the tide peaks. Sheâ€™ll also be a good bet later this afternoon.
Airport Left ; 1-3ft and looking the most sedated outta the big three, but still producing some nice little waves for the intermediate crew.
Impossibleâ€™s ; had 2-4ft lines wrapping down the reef all the way to Bingin. There was also something like 30+ surfers spread out along the reef.
Padang Padang ; there were even a few 2-3 footers breaking at PP for the body boarders wanting to get in some tube riding practice.
Uluwatu; as yaâ€™s can see in thes photos some of the bigger set waves at Ulu were pushing the 6ft+ range on the Main Peak with the odd one running down the Racetrack . But I have to say it was a bit of a circus with a lot of surfers out there that should not have been anywhere near it. There were broken boards and legropes, they had to call in the surf rescue on a couple of occasions to rescue â€œsurfersâ€. And as I was just leaving the turn off into Uluwatu there was an ambulance burning rubber going in there.
Weather wise she gets a 10-10 for blue sky, sunshine, warm water, off-shore wind and sweet sweet swell.
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