****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello again and welcome back to your baliwaves.com daily surf and weather station coming at yaâ€™s live from your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali.
This mornings 7.00am surf check of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban to me was showing almost the same size as yesterday but maybe even a slight drop in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Tidewise today we have 0.6mtr Low @ 9.00am and then we get a 1.8mtr High around the 3.00pm mark. Wind direction as usual was coming outta the ESE-SE and off-shore at 6-10knot and will more than likely increase in strength through out the day.
Kuta Reef had waves in the waist to shoulder high range with the occasional bigger set coming through every now and again. Unfortunately the tide was too low at the time but around mid to late morning there should be some fun waves happening.
Middle Reef was doing ok with shoulder to head high plus waves breaking. Even though Middleâ€™s is a Low tide set up this morning waves were not lining up to well. But the little right hander not far away from Middleâ€™s was.
Airport Left as the tide runs up will also have some fun sized waves in the 2-3ft+ range.
Padang Padang , Scott hit the road ealy this morning to see if the Rip Curl Padang Padang Cup surfing contest was on but unfortunately for the organizers and contestants wave height was only coming through in the 1-2ft+ range. And just this minute Iâ€™ve received a phone in report from Uluwatu and the contest has been moved down there. Bad luck for the holiday crew with Uluwatu surf closed to the public. And then starting from the 28th of July it will be again closed to the public for the Rip Curl Search event being run at Uluwatu.
Uluwatu , well shortly after Scott checked Padang Padang this morning he high tailed it to Uluwatu and started shooting us some new photos before the contest moved in. So call back later this afternoon for the full rundown and photos of Uluwatu this morning.
Weather wise we have a fine and sunny day here in Bali with an expected top temperature in the low 30â€™s Celsius.
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