Wednesday, March 23, 2011

East Coast Bali, Serangan 22nd March 2011

21st – 22nd March 2011

Hello surfers and welcome back to your baliwaves (’99) for the latest news on surfing and weather conditions from here on the No.1 surfing holiday destination of Bali.

Well as I was mentioning through my twitter up dates yesterday it was pretty much a waste of time and petrol to go out on a wave hunt. But today knowing there was a new swell in transit to Bali we thought we’d go for a sticky beak over to Serangan. Not the best conditions this morning with heavy rain through the night and continuing through until around 10.15AM this morning. Needless to say there was some serious road flooding in the Kuta to Legian area’s.

We stalled our visit hoping to give the new swell a chance to start showing, arriving at Serangan around the 11.00AM mark. On first glimpse the boys were happy to see a head high set roll through, but with the wind blowing cross shore out of the WSW @ 6 – 9knot. There was only 15 surfers in this usually packed when small surf location and the odd left and right hander mushing out the front of the warungs (cafes).

Around midday or shortly there after our new swell did start to show itself and wave height was increasing with each new batch of sets. By the time we had to pack up wave height was pushing over head to almost double head high. But by this time the number of surfers had increased into the 50's. There was also a Russian surf school just turning up to learn to surf as the swell was arriving.

Tomorrow is looking good for some better waves and hopefully some cleaner conditions, so make sure you drop in again to see what’s happening here on the island of the God’s.

Tidal info has us down for a 0.2mtr Low @ 6.00AM then flooding back in for a massive 2.6mtr High @ midday, then finishing off with another reef exposing 0.1mtr Low around the 6.00PM mark.

Weather wise like I mentioned it was pretty ugly last night and into this morning with flash flooding in the streets. But by 11.00Am the sun was out and sucking the moisture back out of the ground for a hot and humid afternoon.

Swell forecast for this week is looking real good for the lucky buggers already here in Bali. We should see 2 to 3 new swells pretty much back to back over the next 7 days. But we can continue to expect the wind to be coming out of the W – SW quadrant for at least the best part of it.

Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Kuta (Bemo Corner) — 1AU$=Rp8,710 — 1US$=Rp8,680 –

Good news for any of you that want to get over to the legendary location of G-Land this year as will still be dishing out a solid 15% discount off their advertised prices for the G-Land Surf Camp. All camps at G-Land will be re opening in March 2011 so if you want some un crowded G-Land get in early. Make sure you contact us first if you want that 15% rebate back in your pocket.

NEW SERVICE For baliwaves surfer(s) (1 -3 only) who want nothing but a safe and secure surfing holiday in Bali. We can now offer the complete surfing package for Bali. This includes airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast. daily surf information and transport to the best waves available (local knowledge) with your own personal surfing photographer. What more do you need for Rupiah 4,500,000. (+- US$450.00 for 1 surfer, Rupiah 4,000,000. (per surfer) for 2 surfers & Rupiah 3,750,000. (per surfer) for 3 surfers per week. Just contact us to get the REAL Bali experience !
Accommodation includes; AIR CONDITIONED room with double bed. Hot and cold water in bathroom. International cable TV, DVD player and Playstation 2. For  breakfast, your choice of egg’s, sausage, tomato on toast or banana pancakes / fruit salad + tea or coffee, plus mineral drinking water. Daily surf info and transport to the best waves on Bali (to suit) in new air conditioned car. Airport transfers to and from airport. Not to mention all the surfing photos your going to get buffed out with !!!

We’ve also been playing around with our “Surf Spots” page where we are currently up-dating with more locations, and an extra bonus of Bali street maps. So go and get yourself lost in there !

Night club danger; New’s came through to me of an Australian having the shit kicked out of him by no less than 6 security staff in a Kuta night club. Apparantly the English owners of the bar gave the order to the security staff…. Caruso’s, Cruso’s, (some name like that anyway) Bar in Kuta.

Best Regards in Surfing


Tags: Bali surf report, east Coast Bali, new swell, Serangan

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