23rd December 2010
****AFTERNOON SURF UP-DATE****
Hello again surfers and thanks for checking in with the baliwaves (’99) for the latest news on surfing and weather conditions etc from here on the happy little holiday island of Bali.
This mornings surf check on the Outer Reefs was showing that wave height had slackened off again, down into the knee to waist high sector between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Nothing happening surf wise here on the West Coast again today. But I have had a phone through surf report from from my friend KL who made the run up to Keramas. KL said there was around 30 surfers in the water with the local surfers tearing the crap out of the small and clean waves in the waist to chest high size.
Wind direction has been mainly W-WNW to W-WSW around 3-6knots.
Weather wise we had a few drops of rain early this morning but since then the cloud has broken up to give us a few sunny patches. Temperature wise it’s been a mild 27-28 degree’s Celsius.
Tidal info for today had us down for a 0.1mtr Low @ 6.00AM and then filling in with a 2.0mtr High around 12.00 noon. Finishing off the day with another 0.7mtr Low @ 6.00PM.
Traffic up-date; It’s back in full swing again with the Christmas Holiday period. Serious traffic delays from Seminyak to Kuta (including the “by-pass road” in these area) that will continue for at least another 10-14 days.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta you’ll find that — 1US$=Rp9.000 — 1AU$=Rp8,885 — Rates will vary from vendor to vendor.
Bringing your mobile phone to Bali: This day and age…. we’ve all got a mobile phone and need to have one for one reason or another. Say you want to bring your phone to Bali, if your phone is “locked” to your service provider then you would have to use their international roaming plan. That’s going to cost you an arm and a leg when you get the bill later. If you have been just using a pre paid sim card on a privately owned mobile phone no worries, just buy a new sim card when you get to Bali for around 3 dollars. Now if your phone is locked then you’ve got these choices, use their expensive roaming plan or just buy a new phone (Nokia) when you get to Bali for around 30 dollars.
Ok folks that’s me for today, we’ll see how the weather is tomorrow and try and get out for some new photos.
We’ve also been playing around with our “Surf Spots” page where we are currently up-dating with more locations, and an extra bonus of Bali street maps. So go and get yourself lost in there !
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Here’s another service for you guys and girls with our “Twitter” up-dates. By signing up to this service you will get a heads up on the conditions before my actual surf report appears on site.
Surf Report Archives; You know if you look above the photos on this report you will see Bali listed with the other surf report locations. If you click on Bali then when the page opens you can see every report (and photos) that has been filed from years back. A good way to get an idea of what you might get through all of Bali’s surfing calendar.
Best Regards from Bali