15th August 9
****MORNING SURF UP-DATE****
Hello crew and thanks for dropping into the baliwaves again today for the gospel on todays surfing and weather conditions here on the No.1 surfing holiday island of Bali. Well last night, things didn’t go exactly to plan. The plan was to have dinner with some good friends from Tasmania, seeing as it was there last night in Bali and I probably won’t see them again until next year. But dinner and then one Bintang lead to another and so on. So here’s the latest photos from Hendra and his Team down at Uluwatu now.
Yesterday evening we were stratigically positioned for dinner on the beach at the Pantai restuarant located right infront of Kuta Reef and wave height was pushing the solid double head high range by the time the sun set. This mornings surf check on the Outer Reefs had wave height in the solid 5-6ft+ sector between Kuta reef and Airport left. The tide was still running out at the time but Middle Reef which is normally the best option on that end of the tide was virtually just shutting down and no takers for the double to tripple head high plus waves. Maybe as the tide fills in this afternoon Kuta Reef might be ridable but there’s a big chance it’ll also be too big for there as well.
Surfing conditions are there with a clean ESE-SE off-shore Tradewind blowing at 8-10knot+.
Tidal info for today is saying we’ll have a 0.8mtr Low @ 11.00am and then a running in for a measley 1.3mtr High through the afternoon.
Weather wise here in Tuban we’ve got another hot and sunny day coming on with the odd patch of cloud drifting over. heading for a top temperature of around 30 degree’s Celsius.
Sms surf report from the G-land Surf Camp was calling wave height hitting the roof at 6-8ft+ on the main stretch of reef between Money Tree’s and Speed Reef. No takers at the time of the report but down on 20-20’s there were 8 surfers in the water getting some 4-5 footers.
Ok crew I’ve gotta get back down to the beach and follow up a bit more on this swell, I’m sure the contest down at Padang Padang will be running and hopefully I’m going to try and get down there for a look before the end of the day.
So stay tuned and baliwaves.com will be keeping you up-dated all through the weekend.
You’re right Slim, Kuta Reef this morning was a bit uncontrolled and messy as the tide ran out. Lots of doubling up and if you took off on the inside there was a slow spot right in the middle.
Good fun tho.
Did the Nirvana boat crew join you with the bintangs? Not one showed up until 8.15 am