****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello surfers and welcome back to the baliwaves for your daily run down on Baliâ€™s suf and weather conditions (since â€™99)
Hmmm, well my 6.45am surf recon of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban wasnâ€™t looking too good for anyone wanting to surf out there this morning. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left has all but faded out and only showing in the half to one foot range. The first of out tides today in Bali was a 2.0mtr High around the 7.00am mark and then we have a 0.7mtr Low around 2.00pm. Wind direction was coming outta the WNW @ 1.2knot but we can count on the ESE-SE Tradewind kicking in anytime around mid morning.
Looking for a wave this morning your gunna have to be prepared to do a few clicks on the road. Iâ€™d imagine here along the West Coast you could still find a few smallies at Canggu, and if you hada hit the road before sun up you woulda done ok at Balian. Thatâ€™s where the boys from Home Base headed for at 4.45am. Over on the East Coast youâ€™d also be able to find some surf at Nusa Dua, further up the east side Keramas would also have to be worth a look before the Tradewind commenceâ€™s.
Swell Forecast (29th July â€“ 4th August) So as I mentioned already pretty small surf around for the remainder of today the 29th. But hold onto ya hats because starting tomorrow the 30th we should have some solid waves hitting our reefs that will hold through into the 31st before slightly dropping off a touch. Then right behind her we have another swell moving into position for the weekend before tapering off early next week. And then thereâ€™s even another smaller system behind that !
Weather forecast for today is for a cloudy start through the early am and then nothing less than blue sky and sun shine for the remainder. Heading for a top temperature of around 32 degreeâ€™s Celsius outta the comfort of your hotel room. While the water temp isnâ€™t too bad at at 21 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
Ok thatâ€™s all folks, but I might have a little something special for yaâ€™s later this afternoon / evening, so donâ€™t go too far away and try and get some work done in the meantime. Feel free to drop us a line here at the baliwaves if you need any info that might make your next Bali Holiday run that little bit smoother.
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