****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Hello again friends and thanks for dropping by the baliwaves.com original Bali surf report for more of the latest info on todays surfing and weather conditions around Bali.
Well I took my first look at surfing conditions on the Outer Reefs around 8.30am and there were definite signs of the new expected swell. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport left was ranging between 2-4ft+. But with the wind blowing light on-shore outta the WSW @ 3-6knot.
Tide info ; The first of our tides today was a 0.3mtr Low @ 8.00am and then running back in for a 1.8mtr High @ 2.00pm
Middle Reef was were the action was on the Outer Reefs with the morning Low tide Middleâ€™s is the only section of reef suited. But as the tide started to fill in so did wave height continue to build. Kuta Reef had plenty of surfers out there right through until dark with wave height on the Outer Reefs now ranging into the 4-6ft+ class.
Uluwatu ; As you can see in these latest photos we have on site, thanks to Scotto who was on the scene down there for the morning Low Tide Racetrack session. Hereâ€™s what Scott had to say on Ulu today.
Today I headed for Uluwatu expecting a bigger swell to be hitting the reef. On arrival I was dissapointed to see that size wise it had not yet arrived. There was still some pretty nice waves being ridden through the race track though as the tide pushed in. Sets were ranging in the 2-4ft range and occasionaly a slightly bigger one would pour through the line up.
When I got down to Uluwatu at 9am there was around 20+ surfers making the most of the waves. Over the couple of hours that I was there that crowd grew with every passing minute. The main peak was still a little wobbly first up but as the tide pushed and got higher it was straightening up and sorting itself out. By the time I left at around 11am things were begginning to look pretty good on the main peak, with the odd set breaking through in to the racetrack instead of sectioning off as per earlier. Set wave size also seemed to be on a regular increase so hopefully that is a sign of the expected pulse hitting us sometime within the next 24 hours. When it does you will find out just how good or bad it was right here. So till next time. Scott.
Ok with the swell expected to boost even more overnight and into tomorrow morning thereâ€™s a big chance that everyoneâ€™s favourite wave (be it to watch or surf) Padang Padang might be worth a look if the wind holds off for the morning Low tide. So make sure ya tune into the baliwaves.com again tomorrow. We also have another batch of new photos on our G-Land Surf Report page so check them out as well.
I also 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.
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