By Michael Hill – World Surfaris Bali, Director
With things backing up from MAY, loads of waves for the first half of the month and a few days where even Lakey Peak was too big and chunky to handle it. This meant Periscopes was firing and also a wave around the harbour that starts to work when conditions are too big at the Peak. We won’t tell you what its called, you will have to come and see for yourself.
It was a postcard setting every day and night, clear skies, only a couple of drops of rain to soothe the sunburn or rehydrate the Veggie Garden.
The back half of the month was super fun with consistent 2 to 4 foot waves occasional bigger days on the incoming tide. Tides were extreme with some super hollow sections at Lakey Peak on the low. We all managed to get through the month unscathed and surf stoked.
The locals were enjoying the end of the fasting and ramadhan period and the beaches were full of non-surfing Indonesian families from the local villages of DOMPU and BIMA making the pilgrimage to Lakey Peak to try their best to get as many SELFIES with BULES (tourists) as they could, Fun times…
This also meant uncrowded surfing as all flights were fully booked. Only those that had pre-booked were the lucky ones. BENEFITS OF BOOKING WITH A TRAVEL AGENT!
Days with no one out and consistent surf with the biggest decision of the day coming down to deciding on whether to surf the firing left of the firing rights.
Flights are starting to become available again and looks like consistent 4 to 5 foot everyday for the next week. The water is getting a bit colder, but still a balmy 27 degrees that sure beats the cold if you are in Australia right now.
p.s. In case you weren’t aware, WE NOW HAVE WIFI!! Yes after much anticipation you can now log in and browse the web or facebook when you arent surfing.
So lock in your trip to Lakey Peak now and experience all the comforts of the newly built Lakey Peak Haven, Australian owned and operated.