****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello crew and welcome back to the baliwaves.com for another day of surf and sunshine. And just like our little swell forecast says we do have a nice little spike in wave height this morning.
I took a look at surfing conditions on the Outer Reefs of Tuban at 7.00am to find some clean little waves in the 1-3ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Not much change in the tide factor today with the first of them being a 0.4mtr Low around 6.30am and then filling back in for a 2.4mtr High around the 12.30pm mark.Once again the ESE Tradewind was up early and blowing clean off-shore from Legian to Uluwatu in the 5-8knot range.
With the low tide through the early am the best waves on the Outer Reefs were coming through on Middle Reef. As yaâ€™s all should know by now Middleâ€™s is a low tide break while Kuta Reef and Airport Left / Right are better suited to the rising tide. Middle Reef had some nice little peelers peeling off in the waist to head high plus range and only a few early morning riders out there at that time. Kuta Reef was still needing a bit more size, maybe thereâ€™ll be a smallie or two out there around mid morning. Airport Left was picking up a touch more size than KR and should be producing waves in the waist to shoulder high range on the rising tide. Thereâ€™ll also be a shit load of beach breaks down along the Kuta to Legian stretch of sand to choose from around lunch time.
Down on the Bukit this morning you would have also found some mechanical little tubes breaking at Bingin in the waist to chest high range. It woulda been a bit low for Balangan but as the tide fill is there might be the odd head high set rolling in. Iâ€™m not sure whats going on down at Uluwatu but hopefully by now itâ€™s open again for the holiday crew. If so thereâ€™d have to be a few 3-4 footers breaking there today.
We wonâ€™t be doing to much today except getting ready for another Home Base road trip tomorrow morning way before the sun comes up. But our man Scotto is on location at Canggu and has just phoned through to say that itâ€™s another day of whoâ€™s who in the hot surfing department up there this morning. So as soon as Scott gets back to Home Base weâ€™ll give yaâ€™s a look at Canggu today.
Weather wise itâ€™s another perfect holiday type day going down in Bali today. Blue sky, off-shore wind and waves breaking at just about everywhere along Baliâ€™s west Coast.
Swell Forecast ; Well just for a quick summary I see it as getting a small boost in wave height on Tuesday and backing back off a touch Wednesday. Then sometime around Thursday we get a better looking swell producing system hitting the island of Bali. Then further out again Saturday seeâ€™s another swell filling in for the weekend.
Iâ€™ve also dropped another 160 photos into the July Surfing Gallery so take a look at those while your waiting for the Videoâ€™s. 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.
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