**** AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE **** Well to me it seems like wave height has gotten even smaller since I did the morning up-date. Even so Scotto did his stuff up at Canggu early this morning and these photos are the proof. And hereâ€™s what Scott had to say on surfing conditions at Canggu today.
I was not planning on doing to much photography today so I slept in knowing that the swell was only going to be small. I got a phone call around 7am though and photography plans changed. I met up with some friends and we headed up to Canggu to see what was on offer. On Arrival conditions were clean and glassy, there was a strong crew already out and I watched a couple of the local boys get barrelled before I had set up. As the tide pushed in though all hope of this happening again had gone.
The sandbar was where most of the action was taking place for me today and although the sets were only in the knee to chest high range the waves were runing off nicely. There was some local professionals on location with Devis Ratif finding Canggu for a quick surf today.
Ok well there hasn’t been much today wave wise and I’m not sure what tomorrow will bring, there does appear to be some more swell coming in the next few days. So stay tuned were going to bring you all the action right here in surfings best location, Bali . Till next time! Scott.
Alright crew and donâ€™t forget Iâ€™m off to check out the situation on the islands of lombok and Sumbawa tomorrow morning but Iâ€™ll be back on Thursday with all the photos and video yaâ€™s can soak up. Plus Scotto will have Bali covered while Iâ€™m away. See yaâ€™s in a couple of days.
**** MORNING SURF UP-DATE **** Hello surfers and thanks for dropping in for the baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report coming to yaâ€™s live from the happy little holiday island of Bali.
Well our morning surf check of the Outer Reefs wasnâ€™t showing any improvement in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left . Still only dribbling through in the knee to Waist high plus range. The first of the tides today was a 0.8mtr Low around the 7.30am mark , and then we got a 2.2mtr High around 1.30-2.00pm . Wind direction this morning is light and variable at this stage but the ESE-SE Tradewind should kick in anytime from now on in.
Looking for a wave this morning you could find some waist high plus sets brea king on Middle Reef here in Tuban . Around mid morning as the tide starts to run back in Uluwatu would have the odd head high wave brea king on the Main Peak . Around the same time the beach breaks of Kuta and Legian will provide some relief in the waist high range.
Scotto has phoned through from Canggu and said that wave height is a clean knee to waist, waist high plus up there with around 40 surfers in the water at 8.00am. And if you call back later this afternoon you can take a look at Scottâ€™s photos and full run down on surfing conditions at Canggu today.
Iâ€™ve also had an sms surf up-date from one our crew who is over at G-Land for a quick 4 day stint. Peter said that there was clean little waist to head high waves brea king on Kongs this morning
Weather wise we had some rain through the early hours and then solid cloud cover on sun rise. Right now at 9.30am thereâ€™s still a fair bit of cloud over us but that should get shifted to else where as the Tradewind starts up. So come midday and we should be back to hot and sunny conditions here in Bali .
Swell Forecast (9th June â€“ 15th June) . Ok then hereâ€™s how I see the next weeks swell situation around Bali . Today as we already know small waves in the 1-2ft+ range and thatâ€™s how itâ€™s going to be again tomorrow. Then sometime through Wednesday we will have a brand new swell hitting our reefs and building into some solid waves come Thursday. Cranking from lakey Peak in Sumbawa to G-Land on East Java and Bali in between. This swell should hold into Friday tapering off through Saturday and then hopefully on Sunday we will get another pulse of green through till Monday. So hold onto your hats itâ€™s gunna be on for young and old very soon.
And Iâ€™m gunna have a real treat for yaâ€™s later next week as starting Tuesday morning Iâ€™ll be setting off on a 9mtr ocean cruising speed boat for 2 nights and 3 days . Cover surfing locations of Desert Point on Lombok all the way through to Scar Reef, Supersucks and Yo-yoâ€™s on the island of Sumbawa . So when I get back to Home base on Thursday Iâ€™ll start loading photos and video snipits of what we got up to. 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$=Rp8,850 while 1US$=Rp9,270 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 .
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