BALI SURF & WEATHER REPORT
8th – 9th July 2020
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Hello friends and welcome back to your baliwaves (the original Bali surf report since back in 1999) for our latest no nonsense take on surfing, weather conditions, forecasts and life in general here on the World’s No.1 tropical holiday destination of Bali.
Well yesterday I needed to get an Uluwatu fix again. It had been so long since I had been down to visit my friends at the Surya Warung, so that’s what I did. Just driving into Uluwatu between Padang Padang and Ulu and even back at Bingin for that matter there seems to have been quite a lot of new buildings and shops thrown up. After 6 months of not visiting the area it was all too obvious. Just about all the major warungs and multitude of restaurants were all open but I didn’t see too many bums on seats while I was transiting.
Down at Uluwatu the waves were still breaking just as good as ever and with the tide just past the mid on the run up Temple’s looked to be producing the best of it. Wave height down there was in the 2-3ft+ range and some nice peelers. There was around 15 surfers on Temple’s. The main Peak had more like 25 surfers on it with wave height slightly bigger with some more solid 4 footers with a lot more power on tap. I saw plenty of boards being “chucked” and only a few surfers taking off on the actual peak.
Sorry about some of the quality of today’s photo gallery as I only shot a little bit of video footage and cut a few frames. Being cloudy, overcast with a few drops of rain didn’t help the quality either. We also have a few photos in the mix from our friends at SwellBali that feature Bingin and Impossible’s on the 8th.
Today the 10th and wave height here on the Outer Reefs does seem to have picked up a notch ans showing just a little more energy between Kuta Reef and Airport Left. Middle Reef was looking the best option early while the tide was low with some 4ft set waves. The Trade wind kicked in around 9.00am and is now at 11.00am hitting gusts up to 22knots, howling. The next tide today will be a 2.1mtr High at 12,36pm.
Weather wise today there has been a bit of cloud hanging around and this morning it looked like rain again. Now at 11.00am it’s still 50 / 50 blue sky and cloud but the wind is pushing the clouds through pretty quickly.
Swell Forecast, well looking at the charts they have changed again as swell charts do just about every 6 hours. Today’s information is showing that swell that was formerly predicted to arrive on the 11th and run through the 13th has been down graded but should still be delivering plenty of waves right through Indonesia’s South facing islands. Now we seem to have a bigger system in transit to Indo scheduled for the 16th of July. Then further out another large swell is being tracked to hit Indonesia on the 18th – 19th. Anyway we will soon find out and July is a known big swell month.
Bali Corona Virus, here on the ground most locals here do seem to be just trying to get on with their lives. What I have seen is most people are wearing masks and keeping that “social distance” from non family members. The visiting International guests seem to still not joining the program and most not wearing masks or respecting social distancing protocol. Most restaurants etc have been open for weeks but there are not a lot of “restaurant people” here through the pandemic. The local and much cheaper “warungs” do seem to be doing ok.
The infection curve for Bali is still holding and slowly creeping up so this is not the time to let down our guard just yet. Across the nation Indonesia had her worst day yet with the number of infections jumping by over 1000 in one day to 2,657 in a 24hr period. For Bali there was a total of 53 new positive cases, taking the total to 2,024. We also had 92 recoveries in the same period which is very good to hear. Sadly there was also 1 more death yesterday taking the total number of fatalities to 26.
Please play your part, if you need to go out of your home wear a mask and use the social distance rules, don’t be afraid to tell people if they are invading your space. I had to tell a European down at Uluwatu yesterday. I was sitting in a 100% empty warung shooting video. In walked a character and proceeded to pretty much sit close by me. then started leaning across my table with his iphone. When I told him to watch his distance he was not happy, too bad !
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