****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello surfers and welcome back to the baliwaves.com surf and weather report. No report yesterday as you already know, I thought Iâ€™d take advantage of the tiny waves we have around at the moment and take a breather. And according to some friends who contacted me yesterday afternoon it was a good call. Dewa Made said he went down to Padma St looking for a wave but ended up going for a swim instead. Wave height down along there was only in the 1-1ft+ range. Scotto went searching up to Canggu and surfing conditions were only just a little better there with 1-2ft+.
This morning I was down on the beach at 6.30am and thereâ€™s no change in surfing conditions Iâ€™m sorry to say (re; swell forecast). Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left was only showing in the 1ft class and then virtually just lapping onto the exposed reef.
Tide wise today we have a 0.2mtr low @ 7.00am and then running back up for a 2.1mtr High @ 1.00pm
Wind direction ; at the time I was down on the beach there was no wind so conditions were clean and glassy. But we can expect the ESE-SE Tradewind to kick in anytime from here on in.
Looking for a wave today you could always wait till the tide fills in and take a look up along the beach breaks, but theyâ€™ll be better suited to the learner class of surfer. Weâ€™ll be taking a run down to the south end of the island shortly to see whats happening down at Uluwatu and will have some photos to show you early this afternoon.
G-Land ; thanks to the G-land Surf Camp and resident surf photographer John Hepler 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
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 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.
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