****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** OK so today I was down at Uluwatu as the tide bottomed out at 8:30am. It was a reef exposing low tide and on arrival there was only half a dozen surfers trying to take off on the racetrack as they drained dry. The crowd only started to grow as the tide turned and started its push back in. I stayed around till 11am and the reef was being covered and by then the crowd had grown to about 30 on the main peak and another 20 up at temples.
The waves themselves were not real conisistent with quite a wait between the set waves. The bigger ones were nudgeing 3ft. Not real Uluwatu but the boys seemed to having fun none the less. There were plenty of people hanging about on the beach, enjoying the sunshine and the low tide which makes the little beach through the cave accessible. Others were swimming in the water holes left in the reef. Locals were fishing, or swimming and it appeared to be a pretty busy day down on the bukit for many people.
Ok so the forcast swell hadn’t arrived while I was on location but there hopefully will be some better waves tomorrow. I know I have not taken fresh photos for a few days but a friend was over from OZ. I hadn’t seen them in a while so I was playing catch up. But things will be getting back to normal now and as, 5 days was enough to get an itchy trigger finger. So thats it enjoy this latest lot even if it is only small its still a bit of Bali island magic. Till next time. Scott.
****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Good morning my fine friends, Bali beach bums and thanks for tuning into your baliwaves.com for another round of surfing and weather info.
This mornings 6.30am surf check of the Outer Reefs was looking like everything is on track re our swell forecast. With a change in swell direction and slight bump in wave height, so hopefully by midday / early afternoon our wave situation will keep improving. Actual wave height between Kuta Reef and Aiport left is still smallish at 1-2ft+, but there are waves being ridden on Middle Reef as I type. The first of our tides today is going to be a 0.5mtr Low @ 8.30am and then sheâ€™ll be running back in for a 1.9mtr High around 2.30pm. Once again the ESE-SE off-shore Tradewind isnâ€™t mucking around and already gusting up to 12 knots.
Ok Scotto has already hit the road for Uluwatu and phoned through that wave height down at Ulu is pushing head to head high plus along the low tide Racetrack section. And when the tide starts to run back in the Main Peak should be producing some nice waves. Hardly any surfers down there for the early paddle with only 8 riders in the water at 8.00am. So Scott will have some fresh photos for us when he gets back to Home Base after lunch. BTW; the surfer currently pictured in photos 1-3 didnâ€™t recover from that heavy slash, for those wondering if he did or didnâ€™t.
Weather wise today more cloud cover to start us off again and I gotta say itâ€™s been pretty weird weather around these parts. Usually itâ€™s just repetitively blue sky and sunshine from sun up till sun down around this time of the year. Anyway we should see some sunshine at some point in time today.
While your waiting for Scott to do his thing why donâ€™t ya check out our photo Gallery for August. Yesterday I loaded up another 90 photos of the best of the best. And donâ€™t forget if youâ€™ve got any questions or just want to say hello feel free to drop us an email through our CONTACT link.
Swell Forecast: (21st -26th) Ok well Iâ€™ve just had a quick peak at whats instore for us over the next week and itâ€™s not looking to good but thereâ€™ll still be waves around for us all the same. Small waves over the remainder of the week, kinda yo-yoâ€™ish, up and down with the tide. Then around Saturday we should see a neww swell fill in the gaps and provide us with some more opportunities and open up a few more locations.
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; Yesterday I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
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 Rp7,850 â€“ Rp7,900 depending on location. While the US$ is still pretty stable at Rp9,100.
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 original baliwaves.com T-Shirts (AU$13.00) 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.
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