****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Good morning to all you Indo adventurerâ€™s tuning into the baliwaves this fine and sunny Friday. Not much happening surf wise today but we donâ€™t have too much longer to wait and well be getting all the swell we can handle.
I went down for surf check of the Outer reefs here in Tuban @ 7.45am to find wave height had suffered another blow and dropped down into the 1-1ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. And with the tide on the run in for a solid 2.5mtr High Iâ€™d say itâ€™ll be pretty much flat out there through midday. Maybe around mid afternoon Middle Reef might have a few smallies breaking in the waist to waist high plus range. But by late afternoon itâ€™ll be a dry reef exposing Low tide of 0.1mtrâ€™s. The ESE-SE Tradewind kicked in early today and is already howling off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu @ 8-15knot.
So with that info thereâ€™s not gunna be anything worth chasing on the Outer Reefs until later this afternoon. But you should be able to find a little beach break down along the Kuta â€œHalf Wayâ€ to Padma St area. Also if you wanted to head south youâ€™d probably find a few head high waves breaking on Uluwatuâ€™s Main Peak.
Iâ€™ve just also had a phone call from another friend Tyson who I met over at Scar Reef last month. Tyson is currently up at Lagundri Bay on the island of Nias / Sumatra. Apparrently the boys were surfing perfect Lagundri Bay at 4-5ft yesterday with only 12 surfers in the water. Today wave height has dropped back into the 2-3ft range and the wind is on-shore. Hopefully weâ€™ll get some more surf reports from Tyson during his stay at Lagundri Bay.
Hopefully anytime in the next 24hrs we should start to see the beginning of a new swell generating system showing on our reef breaks around Bali and through out all of Indo. So stay tuned to the baliwaves over the weekend as weâ€™ll keep yaâ€™s up to date.
Weather wise today we are off to a good start with clear blue sky and sunshine. Temperature wise weâ€™ll be heading for a maximum of around 32 degreeâ€™s Celsius outta the shade. While the water temp is a touch cooler than usual at 21 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
Swell Forecast (1st July â€“ 6th July). Ok Iâ€™ve just had a quick brouse of whats happening down in the Ind ia n Ocean and it looks to me like wave height is going to be slowly tapering off over the next week. But we should still have some waves in the shoulder to head high plus range at locations known for picking up swell, eg: Uluwatu, Keramas etc. Then anytime from next Friday onwards it looks like thereâ€™s some serious swell going to be hitting Bali / Ind onesia . So Iâ€™ll keep an eye on he charts and keep yaâ€™s in the know. At this stage itâ€™s looking real positive.
Iâ€™d just like to let everyone know about the â€œCoca-Cola for Bali coastal clean up dayâ€ being held at Legian beach 13th July 08 at 8.00am. For more information on this gath ering go to this link for the full run down. https://www.baliwaves.com/Content.aspx?Page=Stories&Section=Read&ID=43
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 !
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.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta and the Aussie dollar is just getting stronger and stronger, currently 1AU$=Rp8,875 while 1US$=Rp9,220 Give or take a hundred Rupiah.
if your looking for a cheap, clean and 100% surfer friendly place to HOME BASE in Bali . Airconditioned rooms starting from AU$13.00 a night per single room and fan cooled rooms @ AU$8.00 per single room, here in Bali, and only a 10 minute walk down to the beach and Outer Reefs here in friendly Tuban.
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
The latest Progress Report from our School project (Datah Primary) is loaded up and ready for you guys to see whats been happening and where we are at
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