15th -16th August 2011
****AFTERNOON SURF UP DATE****
Hello to all you surfers tuning into the baliwaves (’99) to see what’s been happening surf and weather wise here on the only place worth heading for the certainty of scoring some perfect waves.
First up I’ll just bring ya’s up to scratch on yesterday. As you would have already seen in the last photo gallery we spent the morning up at Canggu. Arriving around 7.30Am to catch the run in tide and semi clean surfing conditions. Wave height was coming through in the consistent 2-3ft (waist to head high) with the occasional bigger freak set. The best waves were on the sand bar and river mouth sections. Crowd wise all up she would have peaked at around 40 surfers before the SE Tradewind kicked in at 10.30AM.
This mornings surf check on the Outer reefs revealed wave height to be down into the waist to head high range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Clean surfing conditions with the off shore Tradewind already kicking in by 6.00AM. But as it shows in today’s 51 strong photo gallery the crew and I decided on heading further south down to Bali’s Premier surfing location of Uluwatu. Arriving @ 8.30AM to find only 15 surfers in the water scattered betweek the Main Peak and Racetrack sections.
The tide was already running in and the Track was filling in fast, but The Peak was starting to get some great shape and delivering some nice tube rides and some solid walls. Wave height was consistent in the head to almost double head high class with more of those bigger freak sets thrown in. As the tide di fill back in the number of surfers did increase to around 50 scattered from Temple’s down through The Peak. Surfing conditions at Ulu were clean and tidy thanks to the SE Tradey.
Driving home past Padang Padang and Impossible’s there wasn’t much happening at Padang2 on the top of the tide while the top end of Impossible’s was loaded with learner surfers catching waist high waves.
Today’s tidal info for Bali had us down for a 0.4mtr Low @ 6.00Am and then filling back in with a 2.4mtr High @ midday. Then finishing off another top day of surfing with a reef exposing 0.1mtr Low around 6.00PM.
Weather wise it’s been another weird day for this time of the year. Early morning showers and lot’s of cloud cover before finally breaking up for a mainly sunny afternoon. Temperature wise right now @ 4.30PM the mercury is sitting on 27 degree’s Celsius with the wind howling out of the SE @ 14-16knot+.
Today’s G-Land Surf Report thanks to our friends at the G-Land Surf Camp was calling in wave height to be hitting the head to double head high class. The best waves were breaking for the bottom end of Kongs and down all the way down through Money Tree’s to the Launching Pad. No surfers in the water at the time of this report (8.00AM East Java). Don’t forget to drop us a line if any of you would like a solid discount off your next trip into the G-Land Surf Camp.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta (Bemo Corner) you’ll find that — 1AU$=Rp8,770 — 1US$=Rp8,515 —
Ok that’s me for now, time to start getting ready for the baliwaves BBQ that’s going down here at Home Base this evening, hope to see ya’ here for one some day.
For any of you that just want nothing more than a hassle free, get up and go surf perfect waves every morning, see and do what the hotel / resort sect don’t. Well we have some new surfing / accommodation packages that will have you at the right location at the right time everyday. All deals include your own photographer at no extra cost. Hit this info link to find out more.
We also have 3 “Home Stay” type rooms available for any of our viewers looking for some clean and tidy accommodation here in the Tuban area. All rooms are air conditioned with hot and cold water shower, cable TV, including breakfast and airport transfers for Rp225,000 per night, or Rp300,000 for couples . Surfers only need apply, no party animals sorry.
Feel free to contact us via email about your next trip to Bali and we might just be able to help make it run a little smoother for you.
Best Regards from Bali
I never miss your reports from my homebase near Bondi!! I am in Bali for a few days tomorrow – could I drop in for your BarBQ to check the accomodation etc? I might join you there on one of my trips soon.
Please let me know