****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy folks and welcome back to the baliwaves.com for more photos and info on todays surfing and weather conditions straight from your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali.
Well slowly but surely things are finally starting to get back to normal for old Slim. Today I only just got time for a quick surf check on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban before Devis Ratif (Quicksilver Indonesia) was calling me telling me to be ready to roll in 5 minutes to Canggu.
Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left had dropped off a touch and only showing in the 1-2ft+ range. But never the less surfing conditions were clean and smooth with ESE off-shore wind at 2-4knot.
By the time Devis and I made it to Canggu the wind had already started to pick up and now getting up to 5-8knot, still coming outta the ESE. But this off-shore everywhere else (south west coast) type wind means cross / on-shore at Canggu.
As usual at Canggu there was no shortage of surfers with around 25 â€“ 30 riding the right hander, 20 surfers on the sand bar left hander and another dozen or so riding the left straight out in front of the warungs.
Surfing conditions were still reasonably clean even though the wind was gearing up and the tide just starting to run out from a 1.8mtr high @ 8.00AM. Local stand out surfers were of course Devis Ratif and his friends â€œBolâ€ and Tipi.
Weather wise today more very hot and humid conditions and where I was shooting from out in the open on the black sanded beach of Canggu the temperature musta been around 34 degreeâ€™s Celsius but the time I packed up at 11.00AM.
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 ; â€œSPECIAL OFFER FOR BALIWAVES.COM VIEWERS, 10% DISCOUNTâ€ 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.
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 Rp6,150 â€“ Rp6,450 depending on location.
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