11th Feb ’10
****MORNING SURF UP-DATE****
Howdy crew and thanks for stopping by the baliwaves.com for today’s news on surfing and weather conditions here on the tropical holiday island of Bali.
Just to bring ya’s up to date on yesterdays surf, there wasn’t any… But we did try our best by driving all the way up to Balian at 4.30am. Pulling up to find knee to knee high plus waves breaking in front of the river mouth. And by 9.00am there would have been a savage pack of around 50 surfers hassling for the micro waves…
This morning my 7.00am surf check on the Outer Reefs here in the laid back surfing suburb of Tuban was showing no change with only 6 inch ripple’s breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. For the die hards who don’t mind a crowd try Nusa Dua or Uluwatu for the odd waist high set.
Surfing conditions are pristine with a light off-shore wind out of the East @ 2knot.
Tidal info for today has us down for a 1.5mtr High @ 9.00am and then only just running out for a 1.1mtr Low around the 2.30pm mark
Weather wise the blue sky continues here in Bali. Heading for a top temperature of around 33 degree’s Celsius by early afternoon.
Swell forecast for the next 7 days is still showing micro to tiny surf for Indonesia, lets hope the forecasters have stuffed it up.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta, –1AU$=Rp8,165 — 1US$=Rp9,320 —
Lakey Peak on the island of Sumbawa. A friend of mine has just returned from Lakey Peak with some disturbing news and has asked me to pass it on to anyone planning a trip over to Lakey’s. Firstly it starts off at Bima Airport where you touch down in Sumbawa. The Imigration officers are requiring that all visitors (no one but surfers go there…) bring their original passport with them photocopies are not exceptable, unless that is you pay them to wave the requirement. Secondly while surfing down at Periscope’s (one of the most sickest right handers ever) my friends wife remained on the beach while the boys went surfing. Suddenly a local with the apropriate terrorist style head covering appeared from behind her and made a grab for their backpack. Automatically the lady held onto the bag and started to scream for help. Then the thief pulled a knife out and started slashing at the bag and the lady, resulting in a nasty cut on her forearm. Luckily the boys in the surf heard and saw the struggle and made a bee line to the shore. So proceed with caution.
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Best Regards from Bali