****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello surfers and welcome to your baliwaves.com for the total package surf and weather report.
Well this morning I was rudely awoken by the sound of torrential rain poundingon the roof. That was around 4.00am and she never let up until around 6.00am. So my first surf check went down at 6.15am while bailing out the water from my little outrigger boat.
No improvement in wave height on the Outer Reefs with only the occasional 1-2 footer breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport left. Hopefully weâ€™ll start to see some new swell starting to show out there by later this afternoon.
Wind direction was swinging around between the N-NW-WNW and on-shore at 1-5knot between Kuta and Uluwatu. But it woulda been clean and tidy from Canggu all the way up to Medewi.Likewise over on the east Coast.
Tides ; The first of those today will be a 1,8mtr High @ 7.00am and then weâ€™ll have a 0.7mtr Low around 1.30pm
Looking for a wave today ; well if you found anything half decent yesterday my advice would be to go back there again today !
Weather wise like I said, heavy rain through the early AM and still the odd shower or two about at the moment (9.00am) The sky has lightened up a some but I wouldnâ€™t count on seeing any sunshine until early afternoon.
Beach Extension Project ; Well the sandthat is being pumped onto the beach is getting closer and closer. I have posted quite a few photos of whats been happening in regards to this project and Iâ€™m going to head back down there later this morning and take some more to give you a better idea of the extent of this project. Youâ€™ll find the photos in our Kuta Cam Gallery.
Plus; I also received an email yesterday on another beach beautification project happening up along the Half Way Kuta to legian area and you can read that one in our Readers Report Page
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$30.00 for a twin share room
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp7,650 â€“ Rp7,700 depending on location. While the US$ is still pretty stable at Rp9,150.
And just a reminder that we still have some original baliwaves.com T-Shirts (AU$15.00) 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