16th – 17th December
Howdy crew and thanks for taking the time out and stopping by your baliwaves.com to see what’s been happening here on your first choice tropical surfing holiday destination of BALI.
Well to tell ya’s the truth not a helluva lot surf wise anyway. This current photo gallery I shot back up at Canggu yesterday morning with wave height in the 2-2ft+ range and a light on shore wind out of the SSW that slowly got stronger and stronger by midday. But perfect sized waves for the grommets who had turned up to rule in the smaller wave conditions.
This morning, trust me ! we made every attempt to try and find somewhere and something to surf but no real chance of that happening. We started off by heading over to the East Coast to Padang Galak or Secrets to find wave height just dribbling onto the shore in the 1-1ft+ sector and (by the compass) the wind coming out of the ENE at 4-7knot. So no use heading further North to Keramas because there’s wouldn’t been much different happening there only more surfers I’d imagine. No instead we jumped back in the rental and headed as far South as possible to Bali’s premier surfing location of Uluwatu.
Unfortunately even the mightly and powerful line up of Ulu was only just producing waist to waist high set waves. There were 20 odd *surfers in the water but with an appraoching solid High tide and an on shore wind, now coming freshly outta the South we packed it in and my crew have all settled on getting some afternoon massage time in. And at less than AU$5.00 per hour why wouldn’t ya.
Weather wise it was a clear blue sky’d morning and looking like a fantastic day coming on, well except for the waves that is. But shortly after we made it back to Home Base here in Tuban those big black stormy thunder storm clouds moved in and by 1.30PM that’s what we got. Thunder and lightnig storm, heavy rain that’s only just continued it’s path southward now at 2.15PM. Temperature wise at the moment the mercury is sitting on 30 degree’s Celsius, with the wind now outta the North at 2-4knot.
Hey and I’d also like to welcome aboard our new advertisers and I hope you guys can give them some of your support as well. Fristly we have Steveo “custom boards” (banner), Steve lives and shapes on Australia’s Sunshine coast and makes some super cool surfboards made from laminated timber. His long boards look like they have come out of the 50’s, all beautifully crafted machines.
Secondly we’d like to welcome aboard “Lines Magazine” who are putting together some insane issue’s of late featuring Indonesia’s best surfers at some of Indonesia’s best ever surfing locations. So check these people out !
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Bali; — 1AU$=Rp10,215 — 1US$=Rp9,685 —
Now talking about worthy causes, as we always do try to keep bringing awarness to and the good people at ROLE foundation are doing an excellent job with environmental issues around Bali and worth helping if you can. You can see what ROLE does by following this link.
Now another totally non profit outfit I have known of for a very long time and do incredible stuff for the very hard done by people of the World is MISFITAID. This group of highly dedicated human beings / surfers also need all the support they can get. And for the surfers who want to get involved these people have a pretty cool way of saying thanks for your effort.
Check out the guys and girls at MISFITAID right here. www.misfitaid.org
Here’s another link to some short video clips from MISFITAID check em out (especially the WEST TIMOR video) and see just how cool these people really are. Great work Jeff and Team.
So check out both these highly motivated organizations and get involved if you can please.
Congratulations to PARKO for pulling off this years World Title !!!!
Special Bali accommodation DEAL: Just for the remainder of this month and including January we are offering you an AIR CONDITIONED ROOM WITH BREKFAST for only AU$20.00 a night (single occupant). or AIR CONDITIONED ROOM including BREKFAST + DAILY SURF TRIPS all around Bali for AU$55.00 per day per person. Limited space and limited time so get in first. So contact us right now !
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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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