8th – 9th January 2015
Hello surfers and welcome back to your baliwaves.com (keeping you in the know on the Bali surfing scene since back in 1999) for the latest news and best views on surfing and weather conditions from right here on the Worlds #1 tropical surf haven called Bali.
Ok yesterday the 8th and we headed back up to Dragon Fly Pt on the East side of Bali for another session, and why not seeing as though we did alright there the previous day. Wave height was a little bit bigger and the waves more consistent and at one stage there were only 3 surfers in the water. Surfing conditions were not too bad with a strong mainly off shore wind through until around 1PM.
This morning the 9th and I took a run over to Keramas to see what our new swell was doing and to blow the cobwebs outta my old 1000mm lens . And as it shows in today’s 43 strong photo gallery there were some solid 3-4 footers with a the odd 5ft or double head high waves coming through. Surfing conditions were clean enough specially on the inside bowl section. Crowd wise it wasn’t your usual Keramas crowd with only 16 surfers in the water on the top of the tide.
Weather wise it’s been a mostly hot and sunny day with some cloudy patches and even a few drops of rain thrown in to round it all off. Wind direction has been coming mainly outta the W – WSW with gusts up to 14knot.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Tuban, — US$=Rp12,525 — 1AU$=10,125 —
Ok folks that’s me for now but we’ll be out there on the wave hunt through the weekend so make sure to drop into the baliwaves if ya get a chance. Oh yeah I also posted a photo of a sign I saw in front of a bar in Kuta the afternoon, the last photo.
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This weeks Travel Tip, Cash money in 50’s or 100’s are always going to get you the best rate here in Bali. Beware using the ATM’s as your going to get the lowest exchange rates possible. Yesterday while the Aussie dollar was getting Rp10,050 on the streets of Bali I used my Aussie banks (Commonwealth Bank) ATM and pulled out Rp5,000,000. which on the street would have exchanged for LESS than AU$500.00 but on my statement it ended up costing me AU$528.00 at this banks exchange rate. That’s a nice dinner and cold beers right there, Cash Rules !!!
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