****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy crew welcome back to the baliwaves.com for more surfing and weather info straight outta your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali.
This morning I was up with the sparrows and down the beach for a 6.30am surf recon of the Outer Reefs. And I tell yaâ€™s thereâ€™s no shortage of swell today. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left is easily pushing 3-5ft+. The first of the tides today is going to be a 2.4mtr High around 10.00am and then another reef exposing 0.2mtr Low through the later part of the afternoon. Wind direction was still a bit funky and all over the place earlier but basically weâ€™ll be in for more off-shore ESE-SE wind as the morning progresses.
Iâ€™ve got it pretty easy today as Scotto is down the Bukit somewhere with is 600mm lens and Dewa Made is just about to hit the road for Padang Padang with the little 3CCD video camera to see whats happening down there. So that leaves me free to go and get a few out at Kuta Reef.
Kuta Reef is looking damn good this morning, wave height is in the head to almost double head high and the tide is on the way in. Likewise as the Tradewind kicks in itâ€™s gunna be smoking. Butâ€¦ as we all know when the swell kicks in thereâ€™s some heavy traffic out there. This morning there were already something like 30 surfers out there by 7.00am.
Middle Reef was drawing in some solid 4-6ft set waves and there were a few riders out there trying to pick off the oneâ€™s that werenâ€™t closing out.
Airport Left wasnâ€™t getting as much swell as Kuta Reef and only breaking in the 2-3ft+ range and with a much longer wait between set waves. Iâ€™d say thereâ€™s gunna be some serious traffic out there as well as the tide pushing in further.
To see whats happening down on the southern end of the island yaâ€™s will have to call back in later this afternoon and Iâ€™ll have some new photos and video clips to show yaâ€™s.
Weather wise today thereâ€™s a bitta cloud over us at the moment, no chance of rain though and by midday we should be back to blue sky and sunshine for the beach lovers here in Bali.
Ok and hereâ€™s just a quick heads up on an up coming special even happening here in Bali on the 27th of July. Tom Curren will be playing live at the Hard Rock Café in Kuta along with a screening of Walking on Water surf movie. ALL FOR FREE !!!! So if your in town or going to be in town make sure ya get yourself down there ok.
Drop me a line if your interested in organizing your friends to get 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 ! These charters are only for private groups at this stage so organize your surfing buddies and get on board.
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.
We also have a NEW Home Base guest house close by to Airport Left and the other breaks of the Outer Reefs, 5 min walk. This place is more private and spacious with big air conditioned rooms, hot and cold water, tv and plenty of off street parking all enclosed in Balinese style. The rooms are AU$16.00 for a room with big double bed and AU$30.00 for a twin share room.
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
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