****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy folks and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for your daily surf and weather report. Well when I did my long range swell forecast early in the week I was kinda thinking we mighta had another pulse in wave height today. But not too be, looks like Iâ€™m a day out and hopefully come tomorrow we should see a bit more swell on the Reef breaks around Bali.
Not much at all happening on the Outer Reefs this morning with only Middle Reef providing a few small waves in the waist to shoulder high plus range. The first of our tides today was a 0.6mtr Low @ 9.00am and then we had a 1.7mtr High @ 3.00pm. The ESE-SE off-shore Tradewind has been working hard all day with gusts upto 18knots.
Scotto was on the trail for us today and waited for the High Tide before heading up to Padma St / Legian beach. As the beach breaks are pretty lame before the tide fills in, then they start producing the goods. Hereâ€™s what Scott had to say about the waves / scene at Padma St today. I also loaded yaâ€™s up another new Video Clip and that should be visible on the site later tonight.
Padma St / Legian beach; Today When I checked the outer reefs there was only a few head high waves hitting middles so the swell is pretty small. With that in mind I decieded to have a quiet one till the tide came in about 2-3pm then head up to Padma Street.
On arrival there was about 30+ guys sitting on the right getting some nice little waves in the 1-2ft+ range. Ocassionally there may have been a slightly bigger one. I was only there about 15minutes when the photographers and videographers started to appear from everywhere. Something was going down, and sure enough within a minute the King had arrived in the form of one Mr Kelly Slater. Other notables were of course Rob Machado, Dane Reynolds and Taj Burrow. It turned into a whos who down on the beach, as there was a few other names making an appearance.
OK so that was what went down on Padma St this afternoon, with the Pro’s putting on a show in the middle of town. You could see they were just enjoying some down time, before moving to the next comp. Sitting on the beach and taking in this awesome weather we are having on this beautiful island of the gods, Bali. Till next time. Scott.
Weâ€™ll be bringing yaâ€™s photos / reports and all sorts of stuff straight outta G-Land from the G-land surf camp. So there ya go we are doing our best to bring as much of Indonesia to yaâ€™s.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta youâ€™ll find that; –1AUD=Rp8,050 â€“US$=9,100 â€“1EU=Rp13,775.
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.
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