****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Gâ€™day crew and welcome back to your baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report station. Well Iâ€™ve been running around all over the place today getting ready to ship out to Singapore later tonight to get my work visa in order for another 12 months. But lucky for us Scotto hit the trail for Uluwatu and we can thank him for bringing home the bacon with these latest photos from Uluwatu. Actually while Iâ€™m over in Singaâ€™s Scott will be holding the fort for us so youâ€™ll still get your fix of daily Bali surf and weather info.
This morning when I finally made it down for a look at the Outer Reefs here in Tuban there were still some nice shaped waves peeling off in the 2-4ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Lefts. The first of our tides today was a 0.8mtr Low @ 11.00am and then a weak middle of the moon phase 1.3mtr High around 5.00pm. Wind direction has been coming constantly outta the ESE-SE @ 6-10 knot courtesy of the age old Tradewind.
Smallish waves breaking on Kuta Reef and Airport Left with the occasional head high set showing and no shortage of surfers to make sure no waves went through un-ridden. Middle Reef was still producing waves in the head to head high plus class and there was also somewhere around 25+ surfers out there as well.
Hereâ€™s the wrap on Uluwatu thanks to Scotto. â€œToday looking out my window I could see that the wind was already blowing at reasonable rate of knots at 6:30am. So my plan to head up to Canggu early instead made me head south to Uluwatu. On arrival there was about 20 surfers in the water surfing the racetrack section of reef. Waves were reasonably consistent with sets coming in at around 4ft.
This changed as the tide dropped out and sets became less consistent and size basically halved. I decieded that I had enough photos for the day though so I packed up and headed home at 9:30am. As the tide swings later in the day Uluwatu will be the place to be. There is less swell than yesterday and an afternoon session could be a go.
There was a couple of notables Tom Curren was surfing the end section of the racetrack on his pat malone. Stephanie Gilmore was also checking conditions from the warungs. So there is still no shortage of talant hanging about this beautiful island of Bali. The weather was overcast and there was a few spots of rain as headed home on the bike but right now although a little cloudy, things are looking pretty good. Till next time. Scottâ€
Weather wise itâ€™s been mainly cloudy all day and even now at 1.30pm itâ€™s still looking pretty grey. Temperature wise the mercury woulda still made it to around 27-28 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
G-Land , Iâ€™ll have some new photos from the G-Land surf camp for yaâ€™s a bit later on so make sure ya take the time out to check them out on the G-land surf report page of baliwaves.com.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta youâ€™ll find that; –1AUD=Rp8,000 â€“US$=9,150 â€“1EU=Rp13,800.
G-land, drop us an email if you want to cash in on the 10% discount offer at the G-Land surf camp.
The boys from Kandui Surfing resort in the Mentawaiâ€™s have also sent us some sick sick photos of there recent swell and youâ€™ll find those on there surf report page. Plus the crew from Macaroniâ€™s Surf resort have also sent us new photos and surf reports from their part of the Ments.
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.
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. Or if ya check out the Wotashot.com banner you might even find a photo of you on your last trip to Bali.
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