****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** And a very good day to all you surfers from all around the World tuning into the baliwaves for the daily run down on surf and weather conditions here on the happy little holiday island of Bali.
This morning my first surf check on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was showing a nice little boost in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. And as yaâ€™s can see in these current photos Iâ€™ve loaded up Kuta Reef was the place to be with 2-4 footers bending along the reef.
Surfing conditions were absolutely perfect with the wind coming outta the ESE @ 4-8knot blowing straight off-shore between Kuta and Uluwatu.
Tide wise the first was a 2.1mtr High around 11.30AM and then weâ€™ll have a 0.3mtr Low just after 5.00PM.
Yes sir Kuta Reef was cranking through some perfect little waves in the chest to head high plus class and peeling off for a good 80yrds. But as ya can imagine there was no shortage of surfers in the line up and when I first arrived there woulda been close to 50. But within the hour the numbers dropped back to around 30. The local surfers, Ratu, Yukie, along with the local Tuban crew and not too mention Team Diverseâ€™s newest member Sima were all on fire.
Middle Reef was also producing the good with wave height in the 3-5ft range, Middleâ€™s will be the spot through the afternoon run out tide.
Airport Left had chest to head high plus waves breaking.
Down on the Bukit you would be able to take your pick of locations, anywhere from Balangan to Uluwatu would be providing the goods.
Weather wise today itâ€™s just as perfect as the waves are. Blue sky and sunshine with the midday temperature reaching 33 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 But what funds I had already withdrawn I handed over to the school head master with a promise to return with the balance within the week.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