BALI SURF & WEATHER REPORT
25th – 28th July 2020
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Hi Bali people and thanks for dropping into the baliwaves. I hope you have taken the time out to watch our latest video clip and have a read of the latest short story from our resident writer. Wave height on the 25th and 26th was down and pretty small on most of the better know reef breaks of Bali. But there were some great shaped small but fun waves showing on the beach breaks between Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. There might have even been an early morning session up at Balian I would like to think.
Yesterday the 27th we were expecting a bump in wave height and that’s what we got. So with camera and video equipment I thought I’d head down to the Southern end of the island and see if I could find some perfect waves getting shredded. I pulled into Uluwatu just as the tide had turned and starting to run back in. Wave height was starting to get into that solid window of 3-5ft with the promise of bigger sets to come with the tide. I was a little surprised that there was not 1 surfer in sight.
So I ordered a coffee at Surya Warung, one of the few warungs that have re opened down at Uluwatu. It was around 10.00am that a lone surfer gingerly made his way out into the Racetrack line up. But it did look a bit shifty by then and he did get plenty of paddling in before he picked off a nice one and rode it back to the shore. I thought I’d hang out for another 30 mins, but no one showed. So I headed straight to Balangan where there would have to be lots of surfers out. Nope, 11.00am at Balangan had 3 advanced learner surfers in the line up and not many waves being ridden. I didn’t even bother getting the camera gear out.
This morning the 28th and my boy was hassling me to go for a ride on the pushbikes so we did a detour past Kuta Reef for a surf check at 7.30am. The tide was still running out but it was already pretty low. Wave height between Kuta Reef and Airports was a respectable 3-5ft. A bit too low for Kuta Reef and Airports but Middle was breaking nicely although I didn’t notice any surfers out there, there might have been, but we kept on riding.
Our friends down at Swell Bali at Bingin have also sent us through some photos that they shot down at Padang Padang this morning and make a nice addition to today’s photo gallery. So make sure you flick through all the photos that feature Uluwatu, Balangan and Padang Padang plus some street scenes between South Kuta to legian. Check out Swell Bali and see what they might have to offer you next time your at at Bingin.
Weather wise here in bali today it’s been a 60/40 kinda day, mostly sunny though I’d have to say. The ESE-SE Trade wind has been blowing hard since early this morning and now at 1.15pm it would have to be over 15-18knot. Temperature wise it is sitting on 29 degree’s on the Celsius scale.
Swell Forecasting says that current wave height should peak later this afternoon and into tomorrow morning. Before another small bump on the 30th and again to kick off August, with another medium swell predicted for the 3rd. There is also a couple more big systems showing out in the Indian Ocean in transit that we will be keeping an eye on.
On the Bali Corona Virus situation things are still very serious here and most locals are taking the wearing of face masks and social distancing seriously. The wearing of face masks has been made mandatory and enforceable with fines. Although I haven’t seen it happening yet. But I have been informed that up in the Canggu / Seminyak area there has been a lot more Police presence and checks being made, Canggu probably needs it the most from what I have seen.
Here in Bali we have now officially recorded 3,157 cases of COVID-19. The good news is that there has been 2,489 of these patients fully recovered, while sadly there have been 48 deaths. Across the boar in Indonesia the number of positives has exceeded 100,000 cases and only 58,173 recoveries. The overall death toll has reached 4,838 sadly.
The last I heard was that we will be entering Phase 2 of the Governors plans to re open Bali. This will mean that domestic tourists being allowed back into Bali. I think with the amount of new cases happening in Java it might be a good time to go back into isolation, time will tell. So please, if your still here in Bali please follow the governments set protocols by wearing a face mask in public and maintain social distancing.
Ok Thanks again for tuning into the original Bali surf report, stay safe and as long as I can keep petrol in the car I’ll do my best to keep up dates and info coming from here in Bali. Feel free to contact us and we will do our best to reply back.
Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp are offering a buy 3 days and get 3 days for free offer with open use by dates right through 2021. Once you go into The Jungle you will return again. It looks like Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp will be officially opening very soon.
Nb. Joyo’s is nopw offering LOCAL PRICE on trips into G-Land, Rp500K per day, contact us for more info.
Our Surf Fit Guru Mr Clive Rodell has also put together an essential Fitness manual that breaks down into layman terms how to keep your body in tip top condition that will keep you surfing well into retirement. He also goes in depth into how to manage and fix all those niggling annoying injuries that we tend to accumulate. So check it out and ask Clive for more information and how to get your hands on it. Contact Clive directly and get a wealth of personal trainer information
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