****MORNING SURF UP-DATE**** Howdy folks and here we go again with another run down on whats happening on the beach and reefs here on the No.1 surfing holiday destination of Bali.
So I was back down the beach this morning at 7.00am (had a few araks with the boys last nightâ€¦). Wave height appears to have dropped off just the slightest amount but still showing in the 2-3ft range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left.
Wind direction was clean and true coming outta the ESE @ 4-8knot and straight off-shore between Kuta and Uluwatu.
Tide wise the first up was a 0.1mtr Low @ 7.00Am and then a 2.0mtr High around lunch time and finishing the day of with a 0.5mtr Low around sunset time.
Once again with the low tide through the early Am it was a bit too shallow on Kuta Reef and Airports, but even so there were some perfect little waves peeling off on Kuta Reef in the 1-2ft class, with 2 surfers trying to catch em
Middle Reef on the other hand and as we all know is a lot tide wave was producing some pretty nice waves in the waist to head high range, but with a solid crowd of around 20 surfers on it.
Looking for a wave today you can always take a look along the too many to mention different sand banks between Kuta and Legian on the higher end of the tide. But remember itâ€™s still school holidays so theyâ€™ll be full of local grommets ripping it apart. Balangan down on the Bukit had some ok little 1-3 footers breaking down there yesterday and Iâ€™d assume itâ€™d be similar down there again today. Iâ€™ve got to meet some guests at lunch time but am planning to head down the Bukit myself later this afternoon to snap yaâ€™s some new photos so drop in later on this evening or come back tomorrow for a Captain Cook.
Weather wise we had a few drops of rain through the very early AM but now at 11.00AM itâ€™s clear sailing with blue sky and sunshine, heading for a top temperature of around 33 degreeâ€™s Celsius.
Water Temperature ; 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 ; 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$28.00 for a twin share room
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp7,450 â€“ Rp7,550 depending on location. While the US$ 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