****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy folks and welcome back to your baliwaves.com for the daily run down on Baliâ€™s surfing and weather conditions today.
My first sufr check today wasnâ€™t unti 9.00AM because I had to be at Denpasar International for the arrival of another guest for Home base here in Tuban. And just as I was getting back to Home base for the orientation the first shift of Home Base surfers were just getting back from their 4hr dawn session. Anyway thereâ€™s still plenty of waves breaking on the Outer Reefs (Kuta Reef to Airport left) ranging between chest to head high plus.
Surfing conditions are once again faultless with a vlean ESE off-shore Tradewind fanning the ocean upto 8knot.
Tide wise today the first was a 2.1mtr High @ 11.00AM and then weâ€™ll have another 0.4mtr Low around 5.00PM.
Earlier the dawn patrollers were surfing at Middle Reef where they assure me wave height was coming through consistently in the shoulder to head high range, with the occasional 4 foot freak set. Then as the tide continued to push in for the midday High Kuta Reef and Airport left started to produce some fun sized head high waves. Later this afternoon Middle Reef will be the best bet for the late afternoon session.
Weather wise Iâ€™d have to say itâ€™s one of the hottest days weâ€™ve had this year. I just come back from the beach now at 12.30PM and the temperature outta the shade would have to have been around 36 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
Datah Primary School Project ; Well today I finally made timeâ€¦ to take a run up to the Datah Primary School with intentions of handing over the funds to complete the â€œpaving objectiveâ€. Well yesterday I started to withdraw the funds from my local bank account via the ATM. This morning after trying to complete the withdrawal I found that every â€œBCAâ€ bank ATM was dry of cash or turned off, re â€“ economy crisis. But what funds I had already withdrawn I handed over to the school head master with a promise to return with the balance within the week. Anyway the amount I handed over was still enough to get the paving started. So as soon as the paving job gets underway Iâ€™ll post some photos of the progress.
Photo Up-Date ; The good guys at the G-Land Surf Camp have sent us through some new photos from the last swell we had.
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€“ Rp6,250 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