****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Gâ€™Day crew and thanks for taking the time out to tune into the baliwaves for your daily dose of bali surfing and weather onfo.
Ok so itâ€™s been a kinda hectic day for me and thatâ€™s why this report is just going on-line now at 4.15pm. I was actually down on the beach at 6.15am this morning for a look at what was happening on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban. And pretty much right on time wave height has kicked up into the 3-4ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport left.
Wind direction was coming cleanly outta the ESE-SE and blowing straight off-shore between Kuta and Uluwatu at 5-10knot.
Tide wise the first of those was a 1.9mtr High @ 9.00am and then she ran out for a 0.5mtr Low around the 3.00pm mark.
Kuta Reef was breaking nicely and peeling off for a good 70yrds on this mornings high tide and by 7.00am there woulda been around 20 surfers out there enjoying the waves. Chest to head high plus but a bit of a wait for the bigger sets.
Middle Reef was a still a bit full with the tide but all the same there were some ok waves breaking in the head to well over head high range and conditions woulda kept improving while the tide was running out.
Airport Left was also producing some good looking waves in the 2-4ft range but as usual had plenty of traffic on it.
Uluwatu as yaâ€™s can see in these current photos I took this morning (10.00am â€“ 12.30pm) was the place to be with wave height pushing double over head on the set waves. The tide was starting to run out while I was on the scene so the focus was shifting from the Main Peak to the tube riddled Racetrack section. But I do have to admit there was some very bad surf etiquette going down with lots of blatant dropping in.
Impossibleâ€™s had plenty of 2-3ft+ lines bending down the long stretch of reef and there looked to be around 50 surfers spread through em. Bingin woulda been getting better and better as the tide dropped out, with perfect sized waves for that low tide location. Padang Padang was breaking but only in the 1-2ft+ class.
Weather wise itâ€™s been a cracker of a day with nothing but blue sky and sunshine here on Baliâ€™s West Coast. Iâ€™d have to image the temperature woulda peaked around the 32-33 degree Celsius mark. The water temperature is also fantastic sitting around the 23-24 degree Celsius mark.
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