****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy surfers and thanks for tuning into the baliwaves for more surf and weather info from your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali.
Well this morning started off as â€œone of those daysâ€ My first surf check of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban went down at 7.00am. Wave height had dropped off a touch but there was still the odd 2-3ft+ wave breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. But the wind coming outta the WNW @ 4-7knot. Now thatâ€™s when my dilemma began. Where to shoot some new photos for yaâ€™s. Ya see I had my mind set on just jumping on my motor bike and making the 45minute trip down to the Bukit. But with the wind now blowing on-shore here along the West Coast it woulda been sub standard.
Thatâ€™s when my good friend Devis Ratif and Quicksilver (Indonesia) team rider called me and asked if I wanted to go and search for some waves with him. Well first of all we made a dash up to Canggu, arriving around 10.30am There was some solid waves breaking on all of the 3 main sections at Canggu but it wasnâ€™t handling the size and on-shore wind all that well.
So from there we decided to cut across the island to Keramas, arriving around 12.00 noon. Wave height was pushing through in the 3-4ft+ range and even though by this time the wind had swung right around to the South surfing conditions were still reasonably clean. As yaâ€™s can see in these current photos on baliwaves.com.
There was only arouns 10 surfers in the water when we hit the beach and of-course we were told â€œya shoulda been here earlier, it was cranking..â€ By 1.30pm the wind was picking up in strength and we were just about done. Leaving one lone surfer out there by himself.
Tide wise today the first was a 2.2mtr High @ 10.30am followed by a 0.3mtr Low around 4.00pm.
Weather wise weâ€™ve had a another perfect holiday type day with nothing but blue sky and sunshine. Temperature wise the mercury woulda peaked around 30 degreeâ€™s Celsius outta the shade.
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 US$15.00 for a room with big double bed and US$28.00 for a twin share room
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp7,650 â€“ Rp7,700 depending on location. While the US$ 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.
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