19th August 2010
****MORNING SURF UP-DATE****
G’Day crew and thanks for dropping into your baliwaves again for the most complete run down on surfing and weather conditions here on your first choice tropical surfing holiday destination of Bali. A big Thanks to our good friends at Hendra Surf Photography down at Uluwatu for today’s photo gallery. If your down at Ulu make sure you drop in and say hello to the boys.
This mornings 7.00am surf check on the Outer Reefs to me was showing wave height to have crept up another notch, breaking in the chest to over head class between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Kuta Reef had around 30 surfers already out there with the set waves showing in the 3ft or head high range. Middle Reef also had around 30 surfers on it but wave height was more like head to over head high. Airport left also had waves in the waist to chest high plus range and only around 10-15 surfers on it.
Surfing conditions at the time were clean and glassy with the wind coming lightly out of the North @ 1-3knot. But has since then turned back to the East and expected to swing further around to the ESE – SE and increase in strength through out the day.
Tidal info for today has us down for a 0.8mtr Low @ 11.00am and then only just running back in with a 1.4mtr High just after 4.00pm.
Weather wise we did have a nice blue sky first thing this morning but now at 8.45am the sky has clouded over. Hopefully by midday we’ll see more blue sky as the Tradewind kicks in. Heading for a top temperature of around 31 degree’s along the beach.
Looking for a wave today, early this morning places like Canggu and Balian would have been loving the Northerly wind direction which means straight off-shore there. As the Tradewind kicks in with the no range tide’s we have I’d be looking at Balangan and Uluwatu for more size and power.
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