BALI / INDONESIA
8th – 9th – 10th March 2016
Hello surfers and welcome back to your baliwaves (keeping you tuned into the Bali surfing scene since back in 1999) for our latest news and the best possible views on surfing and weather conditions from right here on the World’s No.1 tropical surfing holiday destination called Bali.
Yeewww Happy Birthday to my boy Wayan Ray who has turned 8 years old today !!!
Ok so as you all would know by now yesterday was Bali’s special day called Nypie (Hari Raya Nypie). The day when the whole island is supposed to shut down, remain in doors, no surfing, no lights and no noise. Including the airport, tv and radio broad casts, no traffic, no work a total nothing. And I love it, a welcomed day off to be at home with just the family. So hence we didn’t post a thing yesterday in respect for Bali’s Hindu population. Slim himself had his religion officially changed from Catholic to Hindu many years ago and is also a full “Banjar Adat” member of his families village here in Bali.
How ever the day before we made the road trip up the West Coast of Bali, back to Medewi knowing we were going to score some nice un crowded waves. So we set off before dawn, as usual, and arrived on location just after the dawn to find some perfectly shaped little waves in the chest to over head class with a light off shore wind. Crowd wise we did ok too, with only 9 other surfers in the water at the time. We also timed our drive back home pretty well perfectly and missed all the afternoon traffic.
So please find enclosed in today’s 70+ photo gallery the last 30 photos in the gallery Ketut shot out of the back seat of the car on the way home and has quite a few of the “Ogoh Ogoh” monsters. We also got caught up in a “Melasti” celebration just outside of Tabanan on the way home so for the 10 minutes we were there I was streaming it live on our Periscope App, make sure you get this app on your phone and check our live broadcasts from all over Bali. Today I was actually streaming live from right in front of Keramas while it was cranking through well over head tube rides, Periscope / baliwaves get on it !
Right like I just mentioned, today we were over on Bali’s East Coast blasting away with our 1000mm fixed lens and 25mp camera. The surf was cranking, clean and glassy surfing conditions and an un usually light crowd is what went down. We’d get those photos edited for you to check out ASAP so make sure you hang around on Bali’s original surf report website.
Plus we also have another short story from our chief yarn teller Mr Col Decosta to load up, Plusssss a little something from our friends surf camp up in South Sumatra to show you as well. All the more reason to stick around and take a good look through the baliwaves, it’s massive !
Weather wise today it’s just been straight up, hot and sunny. But right now at 3.15PM there the sky has gone overcast on us and we might even be in for a few drops of rain later this afternoon.
If you want to have a read of a few stories that we have collected over the years from other surfers experience here in Bali and other parts of Indonesia check out this link on baliwaves
baliwaves.com is just too big to fit on one page, right.
Alright I’ve also been told to let you all know that Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp is offering a special 25% discount for any surfers here in Bali who want to get over to G-Land through the month of March. Their camp is open right now as I type and there are surfers in there right now surfing perfect waves with clean off shore wind. All you need to do is contact us first here at baliwaves and then you score a 25% discount for the month of March. If you want to go over in any other month this year just contact us and we’ll put some pressure on the owners to give you a huge discount as well.
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We don’t do YOGA, we just go surfing !
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SINGLE FAN COOLED ROOM FOR JUST Rp140,000 (around US$10.00) a night (single occupant)
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AIR CONDITIONED ROOM WITH BREAKFAST for only Rp 275,000. (around US$20.00) a night (single occupant). or Rp350,000 for couples. Hot breakfast 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, (This option needs to be booked way in advance, but you might get lucky with a last minute option as well) 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. Also INCLUDED ARE ALL YOUR SURFING PHOTOS AT EACH LOCATION YOU SURF with high end camera equipment. SINGLE SURFER price is Rp650,00 (around US$44.00) 2 OR MORE SURFERS = Rp500,000 around US$34.00 per surfer. Contact us right now and surf with Wayan and Ketut here in Bali ! (Jimburan to North Legian)
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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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Its awesome your in the banjar Slim, and that you have really immersed yourself into the Balinese culture unlike the many other tax cheating photographers that come to Bali and shoot photos to sell to magazines on tourist visa’s. Is there anyway I can make a donation to this awesome website baliwaves to help out with some new camera equipment or computers. Like I say in every comment I just love tuning into this awesome website. Love your work Slim