****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy friends and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for your daily fix of surf and weather info from Bali.
Ok my first surf check of the Outer Reefs went down at 7.00am to find that wave height has definitely boosted over night and now showing in the 3-5ft+ Range between Kuta Reef and Airport left. Tidewise the our first for today was a 0.9mtr Low around 10.00am and then running back up for a 1.6mtr High around 3.30pm. Wind direction was light and variable and mainly coming outta the WNW @ 1-2knot. Even on my last surf check at 10.45am wind direction was still pretty much light on-shore outta the WNW.
Kuta Reef on first surf check was smoking through set waves in the head to well over head high range and there was something like 25 surfers in the water. But with the tide dropping it woulda been getting shallow. Iâ€™d have to imagine right now at 12.30pm it would be all starting top crank again for the afternoon run up.
Middle Reef this morning was pretty solid with some set waves pushing the 5-5ft+ range (double head plus). There were also a few surfers out there at the time but with the wind light on-shore it woulda been testy.
Airport Left like Kuta Reef had some nice waves through the early am before the tide started getting to low and was easily producing head to head high plus set waves.
Iâ€™d imagine Padang Padang woulda had some waves down there today in the 2-4ft+ range as the tide hit the bottom of the Low. Along with Impossibleâ€™s and Bingin.
Uluwatu, well the Rip Curl Padang Padang Cup was run and won all in one day down at Uluwatu yesterday with â€œGogoâ€ taking the money and getting a â€œwildcardâ€ entry into the Search event scheduled to start on the 30th of this month. Uluwatu is back open to the surfing public again for today and tomorrow only.
Yesterday I was out at Kuta Reef with a smallish crew of about 25 other surfers and I have to admit it was a pretty well perfect 2-4ft. While I was out there Dewa Made had taken a few of the surfers staying with us down to Balangan. He also managed to shoot us some New Video footage and as soon as I get this on line Iâ€™ll check it out and see what we got. I also dropped a bundle of body boarding photos onto the baliwaves Bodyboarding page, so if your into it check em out.
Weather wise today it was a little bit overcast to start with but around midday the cloud has moved on to leave us with a blue and sun filled sky. About the same time as the ESE-SE Tradewind kicked in blowing off-shore from Legian down to Uluwatu.
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.
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