****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello to all the Indo veterans tuning in and a special hello to all you surfers getting ready for your first trip over to surfers paradise called Bali. And possibly the best surf trip of your life !
Ok this morning at 7.00am thereâ€™s still plenty of waves to choose from on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban, with height still pushing through at 3-4ft+ between Kuta Reef and Airport Left.
Surfing conditions couldnâ€™t get much better, clean and smooth with only a light off-shore 2-4knot ESE wind. That may increase in strength through out the day.
Tide wise the first of our tides was a 1.8mtr High @ 7.00am and then running out for a 0.7mtr Low around 1.30pm.
Kuta Reef was very clean and tidy with wave height peeling off in the chest to head high plus range. But there was a bit of a wait between the bigger set waves. At the time there was around 15 surfers in the line-up.
Middle Reef was picking up the lions share of the swell today with waves height easily a few feet over head and very consistent. There looked to be at least a dozen surfers on it this morning. Middleâ€™s will only improve as the tide continues to run out.
Airport Left was similar in size to KR, breaking in the chest to head high plus range.
Airport Right , with this mornings light wind and coinciding high tide there woulda had to have been some nice little waves around the other side of the airport runway.
Uluwatu , our phone through surf report from down there this morning was calling wave height in the head to head high plus range. There was only 10 surfers in the water at 7.00am.
Weather wise around this part of the island we had a few drops of rain earlier to start the day off. Right now at 8.30am the sky is still clouded over but hopefully by midday to early afternoon we should get back to blue sky and sunshine.
Swell Forecast (10th â€“ 16th) So the predictors are calling for wave height to be tapering off today through till Saturday. Then with the Full Moon set to rise on Sunday the 14th we will start to see a new swell generator producing some medium sized waves peaking on Monday the 15th. Then right behind her we have another system that will kick back in around the 17th. So itâ€™s looking real good with plenty of waves and locations on offer over the coming week.
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 (NEW PHOTOS) and Macaroniâ€™s (NEW PHOTOS) 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