****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Good morning surfers and welcome back to the baliwaves.com original Bali surf and weather report website for todays fix. And if any of you are interested Scotto has loaded up a full batch of photos plus surf report from the surfing contest held at Padma St yesterday. You can check that out on our Readers Report Page.
This morning I had to hold awhile for the rain to stop before I could head down for a surf recon of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban. Well my first impression was a drop in wave size but after watching awhile it pretty much the same as yesterday with 1-2ft+ waves breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The first of our tides today was a 0.4mtr Low @ 6.00am then we have another solid 2.4mtr High at midday and then running back out for a dryish 0.1mtr Low around the 6.00pm mark. The ESE-SE Tradewind was only blowing light off-shore through the early hours of the morning, but now at 10.30am sheâ€™s starting to wind up into the 12-15knot class.
Kuta Reef was looking pretty ordinary and only showing waves in the knee to waist high range at best. But even so there was still at least a dozen surfers out there making the most of it.
Middle Reef was breaking nicely on the lower end of this mornings low tide producing waves in the waist to head high class. Once again there was at least a dozen surfers on it.
Airport Left as the tide started to roll back in was probably the most consistent out of the big three on the Outer reefs. Breaking in the waist to head high range but with more like 20+ surfers out there.
The beach breaks down along the Kuta to Legian stretch would have a few waist to chest high waves for the people who donâ€™t like surfing over coral reef.
Uluwatu would once again be the best bet for a surf along Baliâ€™s West Coast today and Iâ€™m sure wave height would have to still be coming through in the waist to head high plus range on the Main Peak.
Weather wise out there this morning we did have about 15 minutes of rain around 7.00am and right now the sky is still overcast with cloud. Temperature wise though we can still expect the mercury to reach 28-29 degreeâ€™s Celsius. The water temperature has cooled right down to about 19 degreeâ€™s Celsius due to the strong off-shore wind continually cooling the surface layer of water.
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.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp7,950 â€“ Rp8,000 depending on location. While the US$ is still pretty stable at Rp9,125.
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