****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Gâ€™day crew and thanks for hanging around for the baliwaves.com daily surf and weather wrap on todays surfing and weather conditions around Bali.
Me Iâ€™ve been pretty well flat out today getting my work visa in order for the next 12 months but our man Scotto was on the ball again and as yaâ€™s can see in these latest photos to hit the streets from Bali he was up at Canggu today.
Wave height here on the Outer Reefs of Tuban had taken another chop is size and backed off down into the 1-3ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The first of our tides today was a 2.0mtr High @ 6.00am and then we had a 0.6mtr Low just after lunch. There was bugger all wind through the early morning hours until the ESE Tradewind kicked in around 9.30am.
Hereâ€™s what Scott had to say about Canggu today. OK today I was headed up to Canggu as Uluwatu was now off limits. The swell has taken another step back so it was probably a better choice today anyway. I arrived at the beach at around 7am and there was already a solid pack on both the sandbar and the rivermouth. I set up in the middle of the two and shot both.
There was a number of high profile surfers in the water and plenty of photo and video guys standing on the beach waiting to catch the money shot. You will probably see a few of the big names in the next couple of weeks as they are all here for a contest “somewhere?”I hung around for about two hours and pulled the plug.
The tide was getting lower, but and as it did the sandbar was really starting to open up and produce some of the nice barrels that it does so well. I would have hung out a little longer but I had my photos, and wonted to get out of the sun before it got to hot. So there you go another beautiful day in Bali. Great, fun waves, perfect weather and just an all round relaxing place to be.
OK well thats it for me, but before I go, I went to the hard rock hotel last night and watched “Mr Tom Curren” 3x world champ do an acustic set to a packed house. After that it was the Bali premier of “Walking On Water” a really cool surf flic with some hot surfing. Also making an appearance was “J.O.B” Jamie O’Brien, who was helping to raise some money for a grommet who had a motor bike accident at Desert Point. There was a 5minute film about this boy and some sick footage of Desert Point doing its thing. If you missed this show last night you really missed out. Ok thats it for me, till next time.Scott.
Oh and I also loaded yaâ€™s up another New Video Clip (a day at Balangan) and you should be able to find that in the Revver Video section of baliwaves.com.
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