****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Good morning to all the Bali troopers tuning into our baliwaves.com daily surf and weather report today !
Well things arenâ€™t looking too good out there this morning folks. I went down for a 7.00am surf check on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban and wave height is only just showing in the 1-1ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. And the 0.2mtr Low tide that occurred at 6.00am wasnâ€™t helping the cause either. So needless to say when the tide fills back in for a solid 2.4mtr High around midday itâ€™ll be all but flat out there.
Wind direction was coming outta the ESE-SE @ 5-8knot and straight off-shore between Kuta and Uluwatu.
Looking for a wave today you might be able to find a few micro beach breaks up along the Kuta to Legian stretch of sand. But the best chance to find something half decent will be down on the southern end of the island at Uluwatu. Ulu should have some waist to head high waves as the tide pushes in.
Weather wise today we have a good one coming on for the holiday crew here in Bali. Nothing but blue sky and sunshine and we can expect a top temperature of around 31 degreeâ€™s on the beach.
Swell Forecast ; (3rd -10th) Lets just hope the forecasters have got it wrong. Currently the charts are calling for small to micro sized waves for the remainder of this week. Then sometime around Sunday things will be getting back to normal for Bali with a moderate swell arriving. Itâ€™s also looking good for another swell behind that one. So all in all, not much happening for rest of this week but next week it will be on everywhere !
Mentawai Islands ; the crew from both the Kandui Surf Resort and Macaroniâ€™s have sent us through some new reports and photos so if your interested in seeing whats been happening up in mthat region of Indonesia check out both those surf reports in our report section.
G-Land the boys over at G-land have been scoring some sweet waves according to all reports but unfortunately they have been having an issue with their internet service and have been unable to send us through some new photos. Hopefully theyâ€™ll have it sorted out shortly. You can also drop us an email if you want to cash in on the 10% discount offer at the G-Land surf camp
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.
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 Rp9,100.
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
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.
Finally, I 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.
Best Regards from the No.1 surfing holiday destination thatâ€™s got it all, BALI , see yaâ€™s here in 2008