1st – 2nd March 2014
Hi folks and welcome back to the baliwaves.com (there is only 1 original baliwaves Bali surf report website, since 1999) for the latest news and best views on surfing and weather conditions from here on the No.1 tropical surfing holiday destination of Bali.
Well after a fantastic Nypie Day here at home with just my family I was refreshed and ready to go on the 1st of April. So I gathered my guests and we headed south down to Uluwatu. knowing that there wouldn’t be a hell of a lot of surf to be found we were still hoping that Uluwatu would deliver some fun sized waves, or any ridable waves for that matter. But with a solid 2.5mtr High tide and still only 1 foot of swell even the majestic Uluwatu was barely breaking. Surfing conditions though were perfect with a fresh off shore wind, there was around 35 surfers in the water trying to surf fat knee high waves. So we calleded it a day and made our plans for yesterday the 2nd.
Our plan was to hit the road at 4.45AM and bee line it up the West coast highway to arrive at Balian on sun rise. And that’s pretty well how it worked out, arriving at our destination right on 6.30AM. As it shows in our current photo gallery it was well worth the mission. Arriving to see perfect left and rights peeling off the A frame peak in the 2-4ft range. A nd as the tide kept pushing in I’d have to even say there were some solid double over head freak sets. Crowd wise the numbers peaked at 30 riders scattered through the line up.
My guests witnessed a strange thing out in the line up yesterday, and this is what they said happened. “A westerner tourist dropped in on a local Balinese surf guide and even after being called off the wave the white guy continued to surf the wave and cutting back for a near miss collision. Then after the wave the drop in then further abused the local surfer by saying he (the Indonesian surfer) wasn’t a local at Balian and that he (the westerner) was”, go figure that out.
Weather wise the last few days have just been your typical perfect holiday weather with pretty well nothing more than blue sky and sunshine.
Today the 3rd and our 6.45AM surf check on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was showing wave height in the waist to chest high range between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Clean and glassy surfing conditions and there were a handfull of surfers already in the water on Middle Reef.
The next tide today will be a 2.4mtr High at 12.00noon.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Seminyak yesterday: –1US$=Rp11,335 — 1AU$=Rp10,400 —
Current swell prediction. Thursday will bring some relief with a medium size swell arriving through the morning, but starting to back off through Friday. At least this day of waves should open up a good variety of locations to surf at. Continuing to drop off through Saturday and Sunday but we should still be able to find a few waves. Further out there maybe some more waves heading our way Tuesday if we are lucky.
The good people at Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp are still offering you a 10% discount for early bookings into G-Land. So if you want to save some cash make sure you contact us first to get the discount.
Business / Bali lifestyle opportunity available; furnished 14 room / bungalow hotel with restaurant over looking one of Bali’s very popular all year round surfing locations. 1-30yr contract available, help with all paper work. Contact me only if your seriously interested. AU$16,000. per year (minimum 5 years Nego) with 12 months advertising space on baliwaves.com included !
This hotel would make a perfect Surf Camp.
We also have another new beautiful ex-pat owned Villa listed in our real estate section going for an un believable price, so if your thinking of changing your lifestyle or investing make sure you check it out here. The owner has also just cut a ridiculus amount of $20,000 off the price for a quick sale.
Just contact us if you have something to list.
Special Bali ACCOMMODATION / SURFING DEAL: AIR CONDITIONED ROOM including BREAKFAST, un limited mineral water + DAILY SURF TRIPS all around Bali for Rp650,000 (around US$60.00) per day per person INCLUDING ALL YOUR SURFING PHOTOS, THAT WE SHOOT AT EACH LOCATION !!! This is single surfer price, cheaper for 2 or more surfers at Rp550,000 (around US$50.00) per surfer per day.
BRING YOUR (non surfing) GIRLFRIEND or WIFE and she can stay for FREE
FAN COOLED ROOM FOR JUST Rp125,000 (around US$11.00) a night (single occupant) breakfast NOT included.
AIR CONDITIONED ROOM WITH BREAKFAST for only Rp 225,000. (around US$20.00) a night (single occupant). Also included un limited mineral drinking water, tea or coffee. Limited space so get in first and contact us right now !
GET PICKED UP FROM YOUR HOTEL and SURF, you’ll be taken to the best waves on the island to suit your level, see some of Bali’s surf breaks that aren’t on the map, avoid crowds and be at the right place at the right time. And we’ll also shoot all your surfing photos (included in price) with high end camera equipment. 2 or more surfers = Rp450,000 around US$42.00 per surfer. Contact us right now ! Minimum 2 surfers needed.
You’ll also find baliwaves on Facebook, twitter (balisurfreport or baliwaves) & instagram (@baliwaves) so get on it !
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
Disclaimer; Baliwaves.com accepts no responsibility for absenteeism, day dreaming, depression, divorce, lethargy, alcoholism, jealousy, black magic, Bali belly or loss of wages. Any reference or resemblance to real living people (or walkers) in these reports are purely co incident + all material appearing on baliwaves.com can under no circumstance be re printed or used in anyway without written permission from baliwaves.com