20th April 2011
****AFTERNOON SURF UP DATE****
Thanks for dropping into the baliwaves again folks and we are happy to help keep ya’s up to date with the current info on surfing and weather conditions from here on everybody’s favorite surfing holiday destination of Bali.
We only had time for one cup of coffee this morning and then getting on our way up to Keramas over on Bali’s East Coast. I suppose we were still a bit late, arriving around 6.30AM to find 4 other surfers already in the water. Our first glance was of clean little waves in the shoulder to head high range with a clean off-shore wind. It wasn’t long after that it was on, with the waves consistently getting bigger with the start of the in coming tidal push. As you’ve seen in today’s 66 strong photo gallery there was some solid waves and even more solid tube riding going down by the East Coast surfers. We hung out untill 11.30AM and there was still perfect waves peeling off in the 4-5ft class and only a handful of surfers in the water.
I haven’t even had a chance to get down for a surf check on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban but I’m sure there would have been some nice waves breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left once the Tradewind kicked in. Likewise all the way down to Uluwatu, speaking of, our good friends at Hendra Surf Photography down at Uluwatu have dropped off a disk with some action shots from a solid looking Uluwatu. I’ll try and get them and another round of photos and info from the crew at Kandui Surf Resort up in the Mentawai islands on line ASAP.
Tidal info for today here in Bali had a 2.6mtr High @ 11.30AM and then gushing out for another 0.1mtr Low around 5.30PM.
Weather wise it’s been pretty good all day, plenty of blue sky and just the odd cloud. Today’s maximum temperature would have been around 32 – 34 degree’s Celsius. Currently here in Tuban @ 3.10PM it’s sitting on 31 degree’s Celsius. The wind is coming out of the SE @ 17km’s.
The news in from G-Land this morning courtesy of the G-Land Surf Camp was calling wave height in the 5-6ft+ sector hitting the bottom end of Kongs and top end of Money Tree’s. Even a few head to head high plus waves breaking on the Pad. One surfer in the water at the time while waiting for that off-shore wind to kick in.
We also had another up date from Lakey Peak on the island of Sumbawa calling wave height to have dropped off to shoulder to head high plus on the Peak, with clean and glassy surfing conditions. Not much vacant space at 6.50AM, plenty of visitors enjoying the Lakey Peak experience.
We’ve also got some new surfing / accommodation packages sorted out for those of you who want nothing more to think about except surfing, at the right place at the right time. Hit this info link to find out more.
Good news for any of you that want to get over to the legendary location of G-Land this year as baliwaves.com will still be dishing out a solid 15% discount off their advertised prices for the G-Land Surf Camp. All camps at G-Land will be re opening in March 2011 so if you want some un crowded G-Land get in early. Make sure you contact us first if you want that 15% rebate back in your pocket.
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 !
Best Regards in Surfing