****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello crew and thanks for dropping by the one and only original baliwaves.com for your daily dose of Bali surf and weather info straight outta your favourite surfing holiday destination and not second hand, so to speak.
Well firstly as I kinda figured yesterday the RipCurl Search event has been moved back to Uluwatu due to a significant drop in wave height this morning. Scott is down there on the scene at Uluwatu so weâ€™ll have more news from down there through out the day. I also stuck a video camera into Scottâ€™s back pack so hopefully heâ€™ll have some footage as well as photos of day 2 when he gets back to Home Base.
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Locally, I was down checking the situation on the Outer Reefs at 7.00am and like I mentioned wave height has dropped off quite a bit on yesterdays size. But itâ€™s still cranking out there in the 3-5ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The first of our tides today is going to be a 2.2mtr High @ 9.00am and then weâ€™ll see a partial reef exposing 0.4mtr Low around the 4.00pm mark. The ESE-SE Tradewind has kicked in early today and already blowing clean off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu @ 5-8knot.
Kuta Reef was breaking pert near perfectly in the 2-4ft+ range and peeling off for a good 80yrds. But as you would expect being in the middle of the â€œPeak Seasonâ€ here in Bali the crowd level was already pushing 50 by 7.00am
Middle Reef still had solid double over head to double over head plus sized set waves breaking and there were at least a dozen surfers out there. Middleâ€™s should improve around midday as the tide starts to run back out.
Airport left also had some solid 4ft set waves breaking hard out there with at least 30 surfers in the water.
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 then 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 wise here in Bali this morning we have a beauty coming on for the holiday crew with plenty of blue sky and sunshine. Expecting a top temperature in the 32 degree Celsius vicinity.
And just a reminder that we still have some baliwaves.com T-Shirts and FREE 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
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