11th May 2010
****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE****
Hi crew and thanks for stopping by your baliwaves for todays news on surfing and weather conditions here on the happy little holiday island of Bali.
Well after a decent half a nights sleep I’m glad to be back feeling at least half alive again. So firstly today I’m going to remind everyone that’s planning a trip to Indonesia to be very careful when it comes to mosquito’s. Here in Bali it’s not malaria (like in other popular surfing destinations through out Indo) but Dengue Fever is here and there has been a growing number of cases each year. So the golden rule is, try not to get bit by mosquito’s. Use that insect repellant when ever your not in the surf ! For your hotel room, by a can of aerosol repellant and spray your room when your going out for the day. There’s nothing worse than having mozzies buzzing in your ears at night, except for Dengue Fever !!!
Anyway, last night and through the early hours of the morning we had some heavy rain. So waking up to an overcast sky and no wind we decided to try our luck over at Keramas on the East Coast. Arrivving around 7.30am to find clean and glassy waves breaking in the waist to head high region and only another handful of surfers in the water, we did ok. According to my local friends over there wave height had dropped off a foot or two from yesterday, but the boys were keen to get in the water anyway. Surfing conditions remained clean and glassy through until around 10.30am before the wind started to freashen out of the ESE.
On the way back home we also stopped in for a quick peak at Padang Galak to find no one in the water and wave height a little better at waist to head high plus. Back home here in Tuban wave height on the Outer Reefs had also taken a crash dive, only just surving with waist to chest high plus waves between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Maybe the odd bigger set wave hitting Middle Reef. No shortage of surfers on all 3 main sections.
Todays sms surf report from the good folk at the G-Land Surf Camp on East Java was calling in wave height to be still holding in the head to double head high class on the famous left hand wave called G-land. At 7.30am there was a total of 4 surfers riding the Money Tree’s section.
Weather wise today here in Bali we had a cloudy and overcast start to the day. Until around 10.30 – 11.00am when the sun started to bust through and start sucking the moisture out of the ground. Currently at 2.00pm we have a warm and very humid 30 degree’s Celsius.
Thanks to my old friend and marine scientist Wade. G for sending me the next weeks swell outlook it looks like wave height is going to continue to slowly decrease through until next Saturday, and then it’ll be game on again.
The boys from Hendra Surf Photography dropped off a tonne of photos that they shot down at Uluwatu yesterday and as soon as I can catch my breath I’ll get the best of the best loaded up onto our Readers Report page for ya’s to check out.
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Best Regards from Bali