****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE**** Hello surfers and welcome back to your baliwaves for the most complete run down on surfing and weather conditions on your favourite surfing holiday destination of Bali.
This morning I was up with the sparrows and down check conditions on the Outer Reefs at 6.30AM. Wave height was still only pretty small only showing in the 1-2ft+ range between Kuta Reef and Airport left.
Surfing conditions wre also once again pristine with only a light Easterly off-shore wind blowing in the 2-5knott class.
Tide wise today the first was a 0.6mtr Low @ 9.30AM and then we will have a 1.6mtr High filling in later this afternoon around 3.30PM
The only section of the Outer Reefs that was surfable this morning was on Middle Reef and thatâ€™s where the boys from Home Base hit. Wave height was consistent in the chest high range but every now and then there would be a freak head high set peel off. Plus there were only half a dozen surfers out there.
Impossibleâ€™s had a few waist to chest high lines bending down the reef as the tide was pushing back in and I was on my way home.
Uluwatu where I snapped these current photos was breaking in the waist to head high class. When I first arrived the tide was just hitting the bottom of the low and the Racetrack was spinning off a few nice little tube rides for the 12 surfers that were in the water. As the tide started to run back in Templeâ€™s started to deliver some long rides for the half a dozen crew that made the paddle. By the time I packed up at 12.00 noon the tide was well and truelly on the way in, by this time the number of surers was getting closer to 30 spread between Templeâ€™s and the Racetrack.
Weather wise today nothing but blue sky and sunshine with a midday temperature of around 34 degreeâ€™s Celsius outta the shade.
Photo Up-Date , The lads from the Macaroni Surf Resort have sent us in some new photos and news from there part of Indonesia. New surf reports from the Kandui Sur Resort and Iâ€™ll be checking in with the G-Land Surf Camp crew later this afternoon to see if they have anything for us.
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$28.00 for a twin share room
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp6,750 â€“ Rp6,800 depending on location. While the US$=Rp9,800 give or take 50 Rupiah.
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