****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy folks and welcome back for another wrap on todays surfing and weather conditions around Bali today.
My first surf check (6.45am) on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was showing another drop in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Today wave height is only breaking in the 1-3ft range.
Wind direction has been all over the shop varying from SE to N, back to SE and now at 11.00am it still appears to becoming outta the SSE @ 2-4knot.
Tide wise the first of todays tides was a 0.8 @ 11.00am and then weâ€™ll have a pretty poor old 1.3mtr High @ 5.0pm
Kuta Reef was too small and only just breaking in the 1-1ft+ range, but there was a couple of surfers out there making the most of the uncrowded little waves.
Middle Reef was still producing some fun waves in the chest to head high class and every now and then there was a slightly bigger on coming through.
Airport Left was breaking the most consistently with wave height on the sets in the head high range. But every wave I watched come through had at least 5 surfers paddling for it.
Canggu , as yaâ€™s can see in these latest photos Scott has pulled outta the hat for us was looking ok and hereâ€™s what Scott had to say on surfing conditions up there this morning.
I was headed up to Canggu today at 6:30am. On arrival there was some nice waves coming through in the 2-4ft range. Conditions were clean and glassy with little to no wind. There was already a crew of about 20 on the river mouth and about a dozen on each of the other two peaks. Body boarders had taken over the sandbar and as the tide was running out got some deep barrels. There was a few taking on the reef but from my vantage point up the beach it was not really doing its thing. Further south there was a strong crew sitting out the back catching the waves just south of the three main peaks that make up Canggu.
I was only on site for a couple of hours but conditions were looking pretty good wave wise up Canggu. The waves were still coming in when I left at 9am and the wind was only just starting to blow. The weather is clear with plenty of blue sky so its just another great day in paradise. Till nex time Scott.
Weather wise itâ€™s been a good day to be here on holiday in Bali with nothing but blue sky and sunshine. Heading for a top temperature of around 32 degreeâ€™s Celisus. Our water temperature is just as good and perfect for a swim or surf ay 23 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
Swell Forecast (21st â€“ 27th) The swell that we currently have is expected to slowly taper off in size over this week and by Thursday back in the 2-4ft range depending on location. Then on Friday we should see a new medium sized swell appear on the reefs around Friday producing more waves through the weekend.
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