****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello surfers and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for your daily (7/7) dose of Bali surfing and weather information. And now I think about it I think weâ€™ve been doing this stuff for yaâ€™s for around the last 10 years relentlessly.
Ok, today like I mentioned yesterday wave height has indeed had a little boost and is now showing in the 2-3ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The first of our Bali tides today was a 2.4mtr High @ 11.00am and then weâ€™ll be in for a dry reef exposing 0.1mtr Low around 5.30pm. Unfortunately with the swell increase the ESE-SE Tradewind has also boosted in strength and has been blowing hard off-shore in the 12-18knot range since sun up.
The Outer Reefs were producing waves in the waist to head high plus class on all three main sections (Kuta Reef, Middle Reef & Airport left) but heavily affected by the strong off-shore wind. Even so there were still quite a few punters out surfing all 3 sections.
I did have plans to head down to Uluwatu this morning but like the best laid plans they donâ€™t always work out. Down at Uluwatu youâ€™d be able to find plenty of action on the Main Peak section through the midday high tide. And then Iâ€™d expect the low tide Racetrack section to be delivering some tubular rides through the later part of the afternoon.
Down along the beach breaks of Kuta through to Legian thereâ€™s also be plenty of banks on offer. Plus thereâ€™s an Oakley Grommet contest going down there at the Half Way point of the beach. Actually in coincidence with Indonesiaâ€™s Indepence Day from the Dutch rule (17.08.1945) thereâ€™ll be a huge concert and all sorts of stuff happening on the beach later this afternoon. So if youâ€™re here in Bali make sure ya get yaself down there later on.
Weather wise today we were off to a cloudy start this morning and we even had about 10 minutes of rain while I was down doing the surf recon. But now at 11.30am the sun is starting to bust back out and weâ€™ll be in for a warm to hot afternoon in Bali.
Swell Forecast ; (16th â€“ 22nd) Our short range expectations are not looking too bad and tomorrow the 17th (Independence Day) we should see a bit more swell on the reef and beach breaks. But this will only last through till Monday before it tapers back off and down into the 1-3ft range for the remainder of the week.
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