****AFTERNOON SURF-UPDATE**** Hello friends and thanks for dropping by your baliwaves.com for another round of surf and weather info from the No.1 surfing holiday destination that has it all in in one tidy package, Bali.
Well this morning one of the guests staying with us here at Home Base and myself decided to make a run up the coast to Balian, well we actually made the plans last night. We hit the road around 5.30am, so it was still too dark to see what was happening on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban.
Pulling into the car park in front of Ayuâ€™s Warung and over looking the left and right peak we were both pretty stoked to see 3-5 footers stacked up and only around 30 surfers in the water at 7.30am. The waves just didnâ€™t stop coming through for the 2 hour session and these are some of the photos from it. Balian pumps and picks up quite a bit of swell compared to a lot of other locations along Baliâ€™s West Coastline.
I hung around until 11.00am and the perfect left and rights were still rolling through and now there was only 15 surfers spread through them. The wind was clean off-shore through until 10.30am before turning light cross-shore outta the ESE.
Weather wise it was a cloudy and rainy drive up the coast and it was still overcast for the better past of the morning. As you might be able to tell by looking at todays photo quality. Even so temperature wise the mercury was still sitting around the 27-29 degree Celsius mark.
Swell Forecast ; Ok so the charts have changed slightly and now it looks like we should still have plenty of waves in the 2-4ft+ range through the remainder of today and into tomorrow (Thursday). Then itâ€™s showing a drop in size back into the 2-3ft range for Friday and into Saturday morning. Sometime through the late afternoon of Saturday we should see a new swell generating system hitting our reef breaks producing waves in the 4-6ft+ range peaking through Sunday and into Monday. Before tapering off back down into the 2-3ft+ range come next Tuesday
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 Rp7,800 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.
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
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.
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