****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy folks and thanks for hanging around for your baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report. And it hasnâ€™t been too a bad a day for surfing around Bali with another boost in wave height (re- swell forecast).
I took my first surf check of the Outer Reefs around 7.00am and there was plenty of waves breaking between Kuta Reef and Airports in the 2-4ft+ range.
Surfing conditions were clean and glassy with only a light on-shore WNW breeze.
Tide wise the first of our tides today was a 0.9mtr Low @ 11.00am and then staying in that range for the following 2hrs. Then only filling back in with a 1.2mtr High around sunset.
Kuta Reef had waves in the chest to head high plus range and there was only around a dozen surfers out there at the time I was down there.
Middle Reef had at least 20 surfers on it but wave height was a much more conisistent 3-4ft+
Airport Left woulda only had 10 surfers tops out there with some solid 4ft set waves.
Impossibleâ€™s had around 50 surfers spread out along the long stretch of reef with 2-3ft+ lines bending down the line towards Bingin.
Uluwatu as yaâ€™s can see in these latest photos I shot this morning was every now and then producing some solid waves in the 3-5ft+ range. When I first arrived there was only around 20 surfers riding the Racetrack section and another half a dozen surfers sitting on the Main Peak. Wind direction by this time had swung right around to the SW and light onshore. Just as I was packing up my stuff the wind looked like it was finally starting to turn back off-shore from the ESE-SE.
Swell Forecast ; (3rd -10th) Lets just hope the forecasters have got it wrong. Currently the charts are calling for small to micro sized waves for the remainder of this week. Then sometime around Sunday things will be getting back to normal for Bali with a moderate swell arriving. Itâ€™s also looking good for another swell behind that one. So all in all, not much happening for rest of this week but next week it will be on everywhere !
G-Land ; thanks to the G-land Surf Camp for sending us some new photos from G-land. And you can take a look at those on the G-Land page under the report section. You can also drop us an email if you want to cash in on the 10% discount offer at the G-Land surf camp
Mentawai Islands ; the crew from both the Kandui Surf Resort and Macaroniâ€™s have sent us through some new reports and photos so if your interested in seeing whats been happening up in that region of Indonesia check out both those surf reports in our report section.
Donâ€™t forget you can drop us an email through the â€œContactâ€ link if you have any questions that might help your next vist to the holiday island run a bit smoother.
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$30.00 for a twin share room
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp7,600 â€“ Rp7,700 depending on location. While the US$ is still pretty stable at Rp9,150.
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