****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Good morning friends and thanks for taking the time out from your strenuous duties at work to tune into the baliwaves.com for the daily dose of Bali surf and weather medicine.
And Iâ€™m sorry to say but itâ€™s another fantastic day coming on here on the holiday island of Bali. My first surf recon of the Outer reefs was at 6.20AM and although the tide was a reef exposing 0.1mtr thereâ€™s plenty of potential for waves with 2-3ft+ of swell hitting Kuta Reef down to Airport Left.
Surfing conditions were perfectly clean with the aid of a 3-7knot off-shore ESE Tradewind.
Tideâ€™s , the next tide is going to be a 2.1mtr High around midday
Well like I already mentioned the tide was pretty damn dry for the dawn patrollers but by 7.00AM there were already a couple of surfers venturing out towards Middle Reef. Wave height was showing in the head to head high plus range at Middleâ€™s and it should be fun out there through until the tide starts to fill back in.
Kuta Reef was showing similar sized waves as yesterdays perfection and I plan on taking a closer look out there as soon as this report goes on-line.
Airports will also have some short but sweet little waves in the head high class towards mid morning and into the early afternoon.
Down on the Bukit , Once again thereâ€™s be a few options to find a wave down there today. With the early morning low tide Bingin would have been producing a few mechanical barrels in the waist to head high class. The Racetrack at Uluwatu would also have been a popular choice with the crew staying down that way. Later when the tide fills in Balangan and the main Peak and Temple sections of Uluwatu will be crowd pleasers.
Weather wise today we have some light cloud cover over us at the moment but you can count on the sun burning that off by late morning for another hot and sunny day for all the lucky people here on vacation.
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 But what funds I had already withdrawn I handed over to the school head master with a promise to return with the balance within the week.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