****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** Welcome back to the baliwaves.com and time for a fresh surf and weather report from your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali. But first I better say thank you to Mr Steve Walsh who is currently a guest here at Home Base Bali for yesterdays photos from Canggu.
This morning I was down at the beach at 7.00am for the daily surf check of the Outer Reefs and right on cue wave height has picked up a notch or two between Kuta Reef and Airport left.
Tide wise our first for the day was a 0.4mtr Low @ 8.00am and then sheâ€™ll be filling back in for a 2.1mtr High around 1.30pm. While we are on the subject of tides, this morning our beach crew were pretty distressed to find a huge amount of overnight beach erosion down where we keep our boats. I snapped a few photos with my mobile phone camera and Iâ€™ll try and get them loaded into the Kuta Cam Gallery later today. Wind wise the ESE-SE Tradewind has been blowing since daybreak and currently gusting up to 8-12knot. Straight off-shore between Legian and Uluwatu.
Kuta Reef did have a coupe of small waves peeling off at the time in the waist to shoulder high range but the tide was a touch too low through the early morning session.
Middle Reef had some good looking set waves in the head to head high plus range and better suited to the morning low tide.
Airport Left was breaking in the 2-2ft+ range and will probably be the best option for a paddle on the Outer Reefs when the tide fills in.
Beach breaks of Kuta and Legian will also be worth a look around lunch time and I did get some reports in that there wre some nice waves breaking at Padma St on yesterdays High tide.
Uluwatu would be the best bet for the more experienced surfers today and youâ€™d find wave height to be easily in the head to head high plus range on the Main Peak.
Weather wise there was a bit of cloud over us this morning but by 10.00am the sun was out blazing away. Heading for top temperature or around 32 degreeâ€™s Celsius on the beach. The water temp is also pretty good sitting around 22-23 degree Celsius mark.
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.
Exchange Rates ; Iâ€™ll get back on the money changing program and post some exchange rates for yaâ€™s later this afternoon ok.
G-land, drop us an email if you want to cash in on the 10% discount offer at the G-Land surf camp.
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. 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