****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE**** And a big hello to all you surfers from all over the World tuning into the baliwaves.com for your daily dose of Bali surfing and weather medicine.
Well last night turned into another big one courtesy of my old friend Peter McCabe. Peter had just returned from a short 10 day trip over to G-Land that coincided with his 32nd aniversay of his first ever trip to the legendary left hand reef break. And seeing as though I hadnâ€™t caught up with him for around 3.5 years we decided to have a cold beer or two and catch up on whats been happening. Our first cold Bintang went down at 1.00PM and the last one around 10.00PM. Lots of stories and laughs !
Good things have been going down with McCabe, heâ€™s turned his surfboard shaping bisness right around and selling a lot of boards down in his home town of Newcastle Australia. Probably selling more custom hand made boards than any of the major retailers without even really trying. Holywood has also decided to do a full length documentary of his role in surfing in Indonesia as far back as the early 70â€™s. And according to Mr McCabe itâ€™s going to be blasting the doors right off the hinges in regards to what really went down through the early years.
Ok getting back to our surf report, I eventually made it down to the beach for the Outer Reefs surf recon around 7.30AM to find (as mentioned) that wave height had jacked into a solid 3-5ft+ between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Surfing conditions were pristine with the aid of clean ESE off-shore wind up to 10knots in strength.
Even though the tide was still too low I didnâ€™t really take any notice of Middle Reef which was breaking in the solid double over head plus range. My eyeâ€™s were focused on the potential of what Kuta Reef was going to be doing as soon as the tide started pushing back in. And as yaâ€™s can see in these latest photos it was pretty well a perfect 3-4ft+. But I also have to admit it was probably the most crowded Iâ€™ve seen it this year with around 60 surfers spread through the line up.
Tide wise today the first one was a 0.2mtr Low @ 7.30AM and then we had a 1.9mtr High around the 1.30PM mark.
Weather wise from a photographic perspective it was cloudy and shitty with the odd patch of blue opening up everynow and again. Even now at 2.20PM the sky is still a 50/50 mixture of blue and grey. Temperature wise the mercury is currently sitting around the 30 degree Celsius mark.
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$28.00 for a twin share room
Bali Fishing Newâ€™s ; I finally got around to loading up some of the photos Iâ€™ve taken of some of the fish weâ€™ve caught over the last 4 weeks. Plus a bit of a run down on what weâ€™ve been up to. You can find that on our Fishing Report Page in the Reports Menue.
Exchange Rates ; Well the way the Australian dollar has been crashing the last couple of weeks itâ€™s been hard to say what itâ€™s doing today but it would be still ranging between Rp7,100 â€“ Rp7,150 depending on location. While the US$ is still pretty stable at Rp9,150.
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