****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Hello crew thanks for taking the time out to see whats happening surf and weather wise here on the happy little holiday island of Bali. Well I gotta say just about all the swell prediction websites predicting for this part of the World got it wrong. Well we did get the strong off-shore wind thatâ€™s usually associated with a big swell but no where near the swell that was predicted. Oh well, ya get that now and again I suppose.
Anyway there are still plenty of waves happening around Bali. My first surf check of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was at 7.00am. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left was showing in the 2-4ft range. The first of our tides today was a 0.6mtr Low @ 7.00am and then we have a 2.3mtr High filling in around 1.30pm. The ESE-SE Tradewind kicked in early and has been howling off-shore upto 20knots at times.
Kuta Reef was looking pretty good when I went back down the the beach at 10.00am. With the tide rising there was some nice waves in the waist to head high range wrapping around the reef. But there was also a pretty thick crowd of surfers out there.
Second Reef also had some nice waves breaking, slightly bigger and slightly more consistent. Not as perfect as Kuta Reef but a good relieve from the crowd at KR.
Middle Reef was breaking best on the early morning Low tide. There was at least a dozen surfers in the water on my first surf check and wave height was in the head to head high plus class, 3-4ft.
Airport Left was producing so ok waves in the 2-3ft range but once again there was a solid crew in the water.
You woulda also been able to take a choice of plenty of other locations today with Bingin,
Impossibleâ€™s and the Racetrack at Uluwatu through the early morning Low tide. Then as the tide filled in Balangan and the Main Peak and Temple sections of Uluwatu woulda been doing their thing.
Weather wise today thereâ€™s been pretty well nothing but blue sky and sunshine for the beach lovers here on vacation so far. Our maximum tempereature today woulda have at least been around 32 degreeâ€™s Celsius. While the water temp has cooled down to around 20 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
Swell Forecast , well just off the top of my head I think wave height should keep increasing through out today and into tomorrow (Tuesday) and then we will still have some smaller waves yo-yoing up and down in size for a couple more days. But Iâ€™ll have an indepth look at whats happening later this afternoon and fill yaâ€™s in on tomorrows surf report.
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 ! These charters are only for private groups at this stage so organize your surfing buddies and get on board.
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