****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Good morning guys and girls and thanks for taking the time out for a quick look at todays surfing and weather conditions here on your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali.
So here we are in October , the end of the Dry â€œPeakâ€ Season is just starting to draw near and soon weâ€™ll be over on the East Coast surfing and bringing yaâ€™s the latest info from Bali. But personally I really dig this transitional period of dry to wet seasons. It usually means light and variable wind and warm to very hot weather. The light winds give us the opportunity to do some surfing at different and less crowded locations. So if youâ€™ve got the time thereâ€™s no reason not to get yourself over here to Bali.
Itâ€™s just too nice a day coming on here to stay in bed so I was down the beach for a surf recon of the Outer Reefs at 6.30am. And to go with the fine weather we also have a slight boost in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airports. Nothing spectacular but all the same thereâ€™s some fun looking waves in the 2-3ft+ range out there.
Wind direction was coming outta the NNW @ 1-2knot and hardly existent. And it will more than likely swing back around to the ESE-SE and off-shore just like it did yesterday around late morning / midday.
Tidewise today we had a 0.1mtr Low @ 6.00AM, then weâ€™ll have a 2.2mtr High @ 12.00noon, followed up with another 0.3mtr Low around 6.00PM.
The tide was still too low for Kuta Reef or Airports first up this morning but as the tide continues to run in you would be able to find some waist to chest high plus waves on these mid to high tide reef breaks. Middle Reef at the time being better suited to the lower end of the tide was already producing some fun sized chest to head high waves and there was already a ew surfers out there to enjoy em.
Iâ€™d say around the mid tide mark youâ€™d also be able to find a few waves up at Canggu and of course thereâ€™d also be plenty of waves down on the southern end of the island at Uluwatu. The beach breaks up along the Kuta â€œHalf Wayâ€ stretch and all the way along to Seminyak would also have plenty of punchy little beachies on offer on the top of the tide.
Weather wise ; a perfect 10 !
Water Temperature ; 23 â€“ 24 degreeâ€™s Celsius
Swell Forecast (2nd â€“ 7th October) small but fun sized waves are what we have today but maybe dropping off a touch through Friday and Saturday morning before a new moderate sized swell will start to show on the reefs around Saturday afternoon. This one should hold through till Monday and then finally fading back down into the 2-3ft+ range come Tuesday.
.Photo Up-Date; I also better let yaâ€™s know that thereâ€™s another 120 photos been loaded into of Surfing Gallery for the month of September..
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 ; 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$28.00 for a twin share room
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp7,450 â€“ Rp7,500 depending on location. While the US$ is still pretty stable at Rp9,050.
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