17th – 18th August 2012
****MORNING SURF UP DATE****
Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend here on the baliwaves.com (Bali’s only original surf report website since 1999 & full Media Partners with the ISC TOUR).
Well as I mentioned the other day, seeing as yesterday the 17th was Independence Day for Indonesia and a public holiday right across Indo Ketut and I also took the day off and spent it out on the blue (green) water with our Balinese fishing team. And I can proudly say that Team baliwaves took out the honors with most (sport) fish boated on the day.
How ever there were a few waves breaking along Bali’s West Coast ranging from 2 – 4ft from between Canggu down to Uluwatu, with a hard core SE Trade wind gusting up to 25 knots at times.
This mornings surf check on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban wasn’t looking too exciting with even smaller waves in the 1-2ft class breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. The off shore Trade wind is already doing it’s thing and puffing pretty hard. So what I have done is loaded up[ a solid photo gallery featuring Bingin that was delivered to us from our good mates at ESP (Ego Surf Photography) who are always ready right in front of the action at Bingin Beach.
Weather wise out there at the moment (11.00AM) we have a mainly sunny day with the off cloud drifting past. Temperature wise the mercury is sitting on 27 degree’s Celsius with the humidity on 70%. Wind direction is coming out of the East at 31kmh.
Later today I’ll also be loading you up another round of photos from G-Land thanks to the G-Land Surf Camp. Plus there’s more reports and photos from the Mentawai Islands, thanks to The Real Kandui Surf Resort. So you better check in again later on right.
I tell ya the last couple of days here in Bali has been a real pleasure in Bali with absolutely no traffic jams just local Balinese folk. So now we know where all the traffic does come from.
Changing dollars to Rupiah here on the streets of Tuban; –1AU$=Rp9,640 — 1US$=Rp9,250 —
Oh yeah and before I forget dept; Sorry to all our Impossible surf cam kickers but as of yesterday she is back on line and totally free to view at your will. It just needs a little zooming ans slight re positioning but other than that you can see the lines peeling down the reef.
Special hello dept; to my mate down in Melbourne / Australia, Mr Jezza Swift, I hope your keeping warm.
For any of you that just want nothing more than a hassle free, get up and go surf perfect waves every morning (pending Huey), 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. Limited space, so get in early or you’ll be doing it the hard way.
We also have a few “Home Stay” type rooms available for any of our viewers looking for some clean and tidy accommodation here in Tuban. all rooms are air conditioned, including breakfast for Rp225,000 per night, or Rp275,000 for couples. Plus 1 room that’s fan cooled for Rp150,00 per night. Surfers need to apply, party animals head for Kuta.
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
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