16th – 17th Oct 09
****MORNING SURF UP-DATE****
G’day crew and welcome back to your baliwaves.com for the news on todays surfing and weather conditions here in Bali. But surfwise it’s a bummer again with small waves between Kuta and Uluwatu.
Yesterday the boys and I here at Home Base (seeing as though the wind was on-shore here on the West Coast) jumped in a rental and went for a bit of a cruise along the East Coast to see if there was anything happening. Our first stop was at Serangan, which can be a good indicater and half way point between the north and south central surfing locations. Wave height at Serangan was only in the waist to waist high plus range, with around 45 surfers in the water. So things were looking grim. The wind was coming out of SSW- SW at this stage, so things were looking tough for finding a clean wave with off-shore wind.
Just for the heck of it we jumped back in the chariot and went for a look at Padang Galak or Secrets as it’s sometimes called. Secrets is a ;eft and right beach break that can get pretty good at times. There’s also a left and right reef break not far away. A little bit more swell with a lot more power with waves up to head high, but with the wind tending more S-SSW by now. Around 8 surfers were out at Secrets, so I’d have to think that Keramas would have had some clean head high waves before the wind come up.
Coming home I had to stop and show the boys the Sanur reef line-up, which on it’s day is a World class right hander with some sik tube sections. I was surprised to see that there were waves in the waist to waist high plus. There looked to be 2-3 surfers out the back having fun.
One last stop at Sri-Lanka for a sticky beak to find surfing conditions much cleaner at this spot but wave height traded off the price. There were 2 surfers in the water but we didn’t see any waves get caught in the 20 minutes we were there.
Just to tidy things up I went for a swim down in front of the Outer Reefs here in Tuban. The wind was coming on strong out of the SSW @ 10-12knot+, cross / on-shore. Wave height would have been lucky to have been knee high between Kuta Reef and Airport Left.
THis morning the 17th and not much has changed except that the wind is still pretty calm at 9.00AM. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airport Left is still only showing in the knee high range. Wind direction how ever was coming out of the NW, light on-shore @ 1-3knot. More than likely it will swing around to the WSW-SW, but who really knows. Best bet to look for a wave would be back along the East Coast again today.
Tidal info for today has a 2.0mtr High @ 9.00AM and then running out for a 0.5mtr Low around 3.30PM. Coming up for a New Moon tomorrow the 18th so we’ll be back to better tide ranges over the 4-5 days.
Weather wise I can’t fault anything this morning, just a perfect blue sky. Could be coming on for a real sizzler along the beach.
If it’s clean safe and friendly accommodation here in Tuban only 300mtrs back from the Outer Reefs, including A/C, hot water, refridgerator & TV for US$15.00 (Rp150,000) per night (single) or US$18.00 (Rp180,000) for a couple and US$25.00 (Rp250,000) twin share. Then drop me an email but usually we do need a few weeks notice.
G-Land we are offering you a 5% discount on all standard packages and 10% on air conditioned packages at the G-Land Surf Camp. And from all report’s I’ve heard of late, right now is an ideal time to get over there and score some un-crowded waves
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OK then thanks again for stopping by, as soon as there’s some waves worth pulling out the camera equipment for we’ll have ya posted.
Best Regards from Bali