17th September 2010
****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE****
Hello crew and welcome back to the baliwaves.com for the 1 click latest news on surfing and weather conditions here on the No.1 surfing holiday destination of Bali. And I can’t hold back any longer with some new news for you, our supporters. Over the last few days we have been trialing 2 web cams (that actually works) for baliwaves.com. We are still a few weeks out from turning them on permanently but it’s looking very promising at this point in time. Locations, well you’ll just have to wait and see.
Not a lot happening on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban this morning. At 7.30AM wave height was only showing in the 1-2ft+ range which is equivilent of say knee to waist high plus, that was between Kuta Reef and Airport left. I also took a spin on the bike down along Kuta beach where wave height was even smaller. But further north at Padma st in Legian there was a few nice little beach break waves coming through in the waist to shoulder high range. Quite a lot of surfers in the water down along the beach breaks.
Surfing conditions have been pretty well normal with the wind coming out of the SE – SSE @ 7 – 12knot.
Tidal info for today had us down for a 0.8mtr Low @ 10.00AM and then only just running back in for a 1.4mtr Low around 4.00PM. Not much tidal difference at the moment as we are in the middle of the moon phase between full and new.
Weather wise it’s been mainly hot and sunny with the odd patch of cloud drifting through. Temperature wise the mercury would have easily busted 32 degree’s celsius.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta you will find that –1AU$=Rp8,350 — 1US$=Rp8,925 —
Sms text surf report from our friends at the G-Land Surf Camp was calling wave height to still be a very fun sized head to well over head high. With the best waves on Money Tree’s down through the launching Pad. Only 6 surfers in the water at 7.30AM.
baliwaves.com is still offering anyone who wants to get over to the legendary location of G-Land (www.g-landsurfcamp.com) an honest 15% discount. On all packages other than their special US$275.00 for 3 nights deal. It all means money back in your pocket !!! Packages start from US$275.00 for 3 nights (no discount on this special)
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Traffic up-date, all the streets leading into and around Kuta are jammed with cars, still a lot of domestic tourists from Java lingering after the end of the National holiday.
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Best Regards from Bali
Your site is good because although you post photos etc of the waves, you do it after the fact so if you have a good sess, its too late for people to get on it by the time you post. Unfortunately, if you stick webcams up peeps can check it real time. With a bit of local knowledge we can still get uncrowded waves at some of the most popular spots here in Bali but a webcam takes away that and any gumby can just log on and see its firing and hit it….so I guess I am just hoping you consider that, cheers.
Thanks Nik, your first sentence is 100% correct I try not too mention the *exact location where we surf everyday, unless it’s somewhere mainstream anyway. And I think if someone was in their hotel room in Kuta doing some wifi surfing the baliwaves.com on their laptop, (instead of doing more important stuff, I mean your on holidays remember) and saw a web cam of a bukit wave going off then they would have missed the session. More to the truth Nik is that 98% of the people who use this website are not in Bali. But….. I also guess I’m keen to log on and check em out if we get them running hot. We just have to try and grasp, that things have changed 🙂
Fair enough mate, good luck with it.
Thanks Nik ! good on ya mate 🙂
Slim, you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. I think web cams are taking away the essence of the sport, the ability to rely on the skills that you have learned to read the weather, trust your judgment make a call and turn a session into an adventure. I agree that when someone logs on it is in real time and they will have missed the session and I don’t think you get a truly accurate representation of what’s really happening at the location.
On the flip side mate someone will eventually do it and so it’s probably best that whoever does it does it well.
The romance of finding a uncrowded wave in Bali is certainly diminishing but definitely not lost, punters just need to step out of their Kuta induced stupor and go looking…Mike.
Thanks Mike, I agree to a degree. This thing called the internet has taken all that surprise of finding, not finding waves out of the equation. WE ALL USE IT, right ?
WE wouldn’t be crazy enough to locate a cam at a unknown break would we ? It will be at mainstream locations that are well and truelly already on the Bali surfing maps and guide books. It’s already been tried by other websites, so we are going to give it a try, baliwaves.com was the first Bali surf report website on the internet for at least 7yrs before anyone else tried to copy what we do. There’s still plenty of un mapped locations here in Bali, for those who want to go explore off the guide book paths. We won’t be streaming live video if we get it happening but a fresh image every 30 seconds. Lets just give it a go and see how it pans out hey, like you said it’s only a matter of time……
there’s already been two failed surf cam websites in Bali, what makes you think that yours will fare any better? seems like it’s a logistical nightmare to set up those things in a county like Indo
Hopefully we are not like the failures 🙂
we’ve been doing this stuff for nearly 12yrs 🙂
Like I said, we’ll give it a try, sounds like you maybe don’t like the idea 🙂
If it doesn’t work out we’ll just keep on doing what we have been doing 🙂