****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** Hey crew and thanks for hanging around for me to get back from Uluwatu this morning. Yeah good old Ulu was delivering the goods this morning. I think weâ€™ve had enough beach breaks to last us awhile, what do you reckon.
I took my first surf check of the Outer Reefs this morning around 7.00am to find wave height had actually dropped off a touch (re-swell forecast) but there were still a few 2-3 footers breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The first of our tides today was a solid 2.4mtr High @ 12.00 noon and then weâ€™re in for another dry reef exposing 0.1mtr Low @ 6.00pm. Relentlessly the ESE-SE off-shore Tradewind was blowing all night and still going strong this morning with gusts up to 20 knots by mid morning.
Kuta Reef had a little waist to waist high plus wave this morning while the tide was still running in, but with a longish wait for the set waves to appear.
Middle Reef was the pick of the Outer Reefs with some nice looking 2-3 footers breaking, and with occasional bonus of a slightly bigger freak set every now and again.
Airport Left also had the odd 3 foot or head high freak set coming through and woulda improved towards the top of the tide. But like on all of the sections of the Outer Reefs the wind was blowing just a bit too hard and putting chop onto the wave face.
Impossibleâ€™s had a few 2 footers peeling down the reef when I went past at around 9.00am. But on my return trip back to Home Base at 11.30pm the tide was too full and there wasnâ€™t a lot happening.
Uluwatu as yaâ€™s can see in these latest photos I took this morning was consistently delivering waves in the 2-3ft range with the occasional 4 footer hitting the Main Peak. There were infact around 50 surfers spread over the Main Peak to the top of the Racetrack section and then another 15-20 surfers up riding the Temple section.
Weather wise around the south end of Bali today itâ€™s been cloudy and overcast so far. But temperature wise the mercury woulda still pushes to around 29 degreeâ€™s outta the wind.
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