****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Hello again and welcome back to your baliwaves.com daily run down on surf and weather conditions around Bali.and the start of another surfing week here on the holiday island of Bali.
This morning I had to wait for the rain to let up before I could make my way down for the surf check on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban. That was at 8.30Am and Iâ€™m happy to report that thereâ€™s still plenty of waves breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Dropping off just a touch in size from yesterday afternoon but still showing in the 2-4ft range.
Surfing conditions are clean and glassy and the wind was only just coming out of the West @ 0.1knot.
Tide wise the first today will be a 1.9mtr High @ 0.00AM and then sheâ€™ll be running back out for a 0.5mtr Low @ 3.00PM
Kuta Reef was peeling off some nice waves in the waist to head high range. Very clean and glassy and at the time I was on the beach there would have only been around 10 surfers out there.
Middle Reef was pulling in some slightly bigger set waves but with the 1.9mtr high coming up the waves will be a little bit fat and full. Middleâ€™s will be the spot later this afternoon on the lower end of the tide.
Airport Left was only showing wave height in the waist to chest high range but all the same breaking consistently. Airports will be the place to be if you want to brush up on your Japanese.
Looking for a wave elsewhere today you would be able to find something at just about any location on either side of the island with the light wind we currently have. Of course you would find the most swell at locations like Uluwatu, Nusa Dua and up at Keramas. Balian would also have to be a special for anyone who made the long drive.
Weather wise itâ€™s still pretty grey outside at the moment. The rain started in the wee early hours of the morning and has only just let up around 8.40AM.
Swell Forecast 23rd â€“ 29th , Hmmm, well nothing to look forward to through today and tomorrow at least. The charts are calling in a new swell to start showing on the reefs sometime late on Saturday though. So come Sunday we should have waves at just about all locations around Bali pushing into the double head high class at the more open beaches. This should continue into Monday before backing off again Tuesday. Then hopefully weâ€™ll see another small system move through and perk up the surfing spirits on Wednesday / Thursday next week.
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$28.00 for a twin share room
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp6,550 â€“ Rp6,600 depending on location. While the US$=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