26th July 2010
****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE****
Hello there and thanks again for waiting around for the very latest news on surfing and weather conditions from here on your favorite surfing holiday destination of Bali. Just to bring ya’s up to scratch on why my reports and photos are a bit late getting loaded most days. When actually my day kicks off around 6.00am on average, 7 days a week. First I’ve got to get down the beach and assess the wave situation and then get to the best possible location and shoot photos until I’ve got the goods. Then get back home, deal with traffic, transfer photos, select, edit and then load them up. Bottom line is it just takes time, and hopefully it’s worth the wait.
Ok so this mornings surf check on the Outer Reefs was still showing wave height to be coming through in the head to almost double head high range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Plenty of surfers out on all three main section with Middle Reef picking up the bigger set waves. My crew wanted more size and more power so the choice was obvious to head for Uluwatu way down on the southern end of the island. From the moment we left home the rain started and is still raining now at 5.30pm. So that’s why the photos are a bit dull, I was shooting through the rain with a 1000mm lens.
We rocked into Uluwatu to see some set waves hitting the Main Peak in the solid double to triple head high range with only 20 surfers in the line up at 9.30am. Most of today’s photos are of the Main Peak. But as the tide turned and started pouring off the reef the Racetrack was delivering some deep deep tube rides. Wave height was backing off with the tide but still coming through in the head to almost double head high range by the time we packed up at 3.30pm. The number of surfers was also increasing with the decreasing of swell.
Surfing conditions were pretty good with light off-shore wind coming out of the ESE – SSE @ 6 – 10knot.
Tidal info for today had us down for a 2.4mtr High @ 10.00am and then running out for a 0.2mtr Low @ 5.00pm. Today also see’s a Full Moon a rising so we will see bigger ttidal ranges over the next 3 days.
Weather wise, what’s going on it’s been raining all day and we are dead smack in the middle our dry season ?
Sms surf report from the good guys at the G-Land Surf Camp was calling wave height to be hitting Kongs and Money Tree’s in the solid double to double head high plus range and no surfers in the water at 8.30am.
The number of surfers visiting G-Land are way way below average this season so it could be the perfect time to slip over there.
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Ketut and I were lucky enough to be invited down to the opening ceremony for this years Rip Curl Padang Padang Cup. There was a big attendance for the opening and I did shoot some photos of the visiting international and local surfers that will be putting it all on the line for “The Cup”. The contest has a 5 week waiting period to make sure it runs in perfect Padang Padang conditions and “it will be on, when it’s on” I’ll try and get the photos loaded onto the site later tonight.
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