****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Gâ€™Day crew and welcome back to the baliwaves.com for another week full of surf and weather info live from your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali . Not too mention all the photos and video clips that will be coming your way as well.
Well this morning seeâ€™s another slight decrease in wave height with only 1-2ft+ breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. But like it says on our current swell forecast that could all change anytime in over the next 12hr period. Our first tide today is going to be 2.2mtr High @ 7.00am and then weâ€™ll have a 0.6mtr Low around 2.00pm Wind direction was light and variable through the early hours up until around 8.30am when the ESE-SE off-shore Tradewind kicked in @ 3-7knot. And will probably increase strength through out the day.
Pretty small on Kuta Reef at the time only showing at knee to knee high plus.
Middle Reef had a little more size but the tide was wrong, Middleâ€™s will improve as the tide drops and you might even be luck enough to find the odd waist to head high set wave.
Airport Left was looking the best of the big 3. Being better suited to the higher end of the tide it was brea king in the knee to waist high plus class.
Canggu , Scotto was up with the sparrows and on location at Canggu @ 7.00am. Wave height was in the 1-3ft range and we will have some fresh photos from Canggu as soon as Scott make the del ivery.
Lakey Peak / Sumbawa . And one of the boys who has been staying with us at Home Base Bali has slipped over to lakeyâ€™s for a quick trip and to see a little bit more of the waves that Ind onesia has on offer. Hereâ€™s what our man Hannibal has to say on the last ew days. â€œWell the waves have been firing the last 3 days with today the smallest.. Friday was 3-4 (hawaiian), yesterday was 4 solid with a few fives barrelling insanely at the peak rights and lefts, and today was 2-3 (headhigh) but still good at Periscopes, Lakey Peak, andLakey Pipe. Lots of Bali rippers tearing it up here because there is a big contest from July 1-4â€
Lagundri Bay / Nias . Our man on location at Nias has wrote us up a short run down on his views of staying at Lagundri and you can find that on our readers report page.
Kandui / Mentawai Islands ; Ray has sent us through a couple more surf reports with the latest news from the Kan dui Surf Resort and you can check that out on their surf report page
Weather wise around this part of Bali today we had a clear blue sky earlier this morning but now @ 10.00am there is some light cloud moving over. But we should be back to blue sky and sunshine by mid afternoon. Tempe rature wis e we have a maximum temp of around 31-32 degreeâ€™s Celsius while the water temp is sitting around 21-22 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
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