22nd July 09
****MIDDAY SURF UP-DATE****
Hey crew thanks for dropping into the baliwaves.com again today for the latest news on surfing and weather conditions here on the happy little holiday island of Bali.
Well this mornings 7.00am surf check on the Outer reefs was only showing a slight improvement in wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Wave height was only breaking in the waist to chest high range at the time and the wind was coming out of the ESE-SSE @ 15-20knot. I hung out down the beach for a few hours hoping to see our new swell start to show and by 9.00am wave height was slowly showing a bit more size, then in the waist to head high class but with a long wait between set waves. The wind was still blowing off-shore but also increasing up to 18-25knot gusts.
The swell charts that I use are all still predicting this system will arrive today but more towards mid afternoon. So I’ll be heading back down for another look at the ocean in a couple more hours time. If it does get big enough we’ll be making a run down to the southern end of the island with the video equipment. So stay tuned.
Tidal info for today is calling a 2.4mtr High @ 10.00am and then running out for a reef exposing 0.2mtr Low around 5.00pm.
Surfing conditions today will be pretty testy with the strong off-shore wind.
Weather wise we had another overcast start to the day and now at midday it’s still pretty grey. Currently the temperature is sitting on 28 degree’s Celsius.
Our sms surf report from the G-Land Surf Camp was saying that wave height was a little wonky in the head to double head high rrange coming out of the SW. 25 surfers were in the water at 8.00am surfing Money Tree’s down to the Launching Pad.
G-land; Ok the 10% discount for the early bookings into the G-Land Surf Camp has finished but I’ve spoken with the boss and he’s still prepared to give anyone who mentions baliwaves.com a 5% discount on standard, twin share and fan bungalows and a 10% discount on their air conditioned bungalows. Just mention baliwaves.com at their office and you’ll get money back in your pocket.
Swell Forecast; Ok here’s my interpretation of whats going to be happening surf wise over the next week. Today (Saturday) see’s wave height holding in the 2-4ft+ range around Bali and slightly bigger on East Java (G-Land). Sunday we may get a small pulse as the tide starts to push back in through the afternoon but basicall still the smae size as today. Tuesday morning and wave height is dropping off back into the 1-3ft range depending on location. Then while everyone is sleeping on Tuesday night there’s be a very solid system moving onto our reef breaks with huge waves for Wednesday morning (Padang Padang). Thursday and wave height is still pretty big through the early morning before fading out fast through the rest of the day. Then Friday and SaturdaySaturday see’s wave height back down in the 2-4ft range depending on location. Further out there is another smaller system moving in but a bit far out to be certain of size and period.
And don’t forget to drop me a line if your looking for some surfer friendly accommodation here in Tuban / Bali (the quiter end of town). Right here at Home Base we have single rooms for US$15.00, US$18.00 for couple’s & US$25.00 for a twin share room. All rooms have Air conditioning, hot and cold water, tv, refridgerator and large private bathroom. 300mtrs back from the beach in fron of the Outer reefs here in Tuban.
Best Regards from Bali