13th – 14th November 2014
Hi everyone and thanks for dropping into the baliwaves (just doing what we do since it all began in 1999) for the latest news and hard to beat views on surfing and weather conditions from here on the all’s “in season” tropical surfing holiday destination of Bali.
Ok so as you have already taken note, we were up the coast surfing at Balian yesterday. Hitting the road from here in Tuban around 4.45AM and arriving after an easy drive around the 6.15AM mark. Our first glimpse of the ocean at Balian was showing 3-4ft waves breaking in that A-Frame pattern it’s been famous for. Surfing conditions were clean and glassy, staying that way till 10.45AM with 5 surfers in the water at the time.
As the tide started to run back in there were a few more sleepy heads turn up bringing the total crowd into the mid 20’s. We hung out at Ayu’s Home stay & Restaurant until 11.30 before the slow drive back home. Compared to the early morning run up to Balian the midday / afternoon was pretty painfully slow slog. Thank the God’s for car stereo and air conditioning. As usual there was a couple of nasty total right off truck accidents along the highway. Being the main artery between Java and Bali this road is constantly in use for supply trucks with drivers pushing themselves and their vehicles past their limits. Quite a lot of them don’t make their destination, or back to their homes. So use extreme caution and patience if your going to be on this road.
This morning the 14th and out 6.30Am surf check on the Outer Reefs here in Tuban was showing a nice little spike in wave height. Wave’s in the chest to over head range were breaking between Kuta Reef and Airport Left / Right with the tide still running out. Surfing conditions were clean and glassy with the wind coming lightly out of the North.
Ketut has called through from where he is up the coast shooting us some new photos calling in wave height also in the 2-4ft range with surfing conditions still clean and tidy. So stay tuned to the original Bali surf report for some new photos later this evening.
Weather wise outside it was a nice start to the day with a mainly clear blue sky and sunshine. But now at 10.00AM there is a lot of grey cloud rolling in from the South and maybe a chance for a drop or rain or two later this afternoon. Currently we have a very humid 28 degree’s Celsius and the wind starting to increase out of the S – SW.
The next tide here in Bali is going to be a 1.7mtr High just after 3.00PM.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Bali, — 1UA$=Rp10,545 — 1US$=Rp12,100 —
Ok friends get ready for the weekend on baliwaves, have a good one.
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