***A DAY LATE… SURF UP-DATE**** Well yeah, I wasnâ€™t even gunna bother with a report for yesterday. Because as I saw it the wind was howling outta the WSW @ 12-14knot. But our man Scotto knew different and handed over these photos he shot at Canggu yesterday. Me I thought Iâ€™d make the most of the bad conditions and go out trolling all afternoon (12.00noon â€“ 7.30pm). Anyway hereâ€™s what Scott had to say on the waves of Canggu yesty.
Having the use of a car today I was keen to do two things I enjoy. Surfing and taking photos of surfing. I was on the road by 5am and headed north. Swell predictions had waves backing off a touch today and on arrival at my first stop, that seemed to be the case. I surfed from 5:45am till around 8am before calling it quits and heading to Canggu.
I went to Canggu to shoot cause it such a cool place to take photos. Great waves breaking close to the shore. There is also usually a cross section of surfers trying to negiotiate the line up and get their daily wave fix. While I was on scene the waves were breaking in the 2-4ft range, chest to a little over head on the sets. There was about 20 surfing the river mouth but the better action today was happening on the reef in front of the warungs. All though not as consistent it was offerring the opportunity to get barrelled more often than its brother up the beach. All up there was only about a dozen on the reef but with Go-GO (wildcard winner into the search 08 event) and a 2 or 3 other local hot shots waves for the tourists were a little harder to come by. The same went for the river mouth with Tipi Jabrik and a couple of other locals tearing that section of beach apart.
I hung out on the beach for a couple of hours and the wind was pretty light while I was there. It only started to blow a little stronger around 10am but not enough to ruin the waves. When I left everyone was still ripping apart the three peaks and they would have only got better if the wind remains light while the tide continues its run in. I have another appointment though so for me it was time to call it quits. So I hope you like this latest lot to come out of beautiful Bali. Till next time. Scott!
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. And even further out around the 20th-21st we could be in for the biggest swell of the year !
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$30.00 for a twin share room
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp7,450 â€“ Rp7,500 depending on location. While the US$ 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.
Best Regards from the No.1 surfing holiday destination thatâ€™s got it all, BALI , see yaâ€™s here in 2008