tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post7255687872316778658..comments2013-04-14T18:43:17.797+08:00Comments on Life in Bali: Wet season Vs Dry season in BaliStephen Bealehttp://plus.google.com/106586530913394865196noreply@blogger.comBlogger12125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-60743606462813341632012-02-17T03:09:40.687+08:002012-02-17T03:09:40.687+08:00hey steve, we&#39;re taking off in a few hours. Ju...hey steve, we&#39;re taking off in a few hours. Just thought of another thing to ask you ^^ are there any good rights in wet season anywhere ? would like to catch my first barrel but i think it has to be on my forehand ;)<br />cheers.Leonnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-44136731178871056252012-01-30T14:23:43.436+08:002012-01-30T14:23:43.436+08:00@Leon - yeh, tents here would be horrible also wit...@Leon - yeh, tents here would be horrible also with the mosquitoes and humidity.<br />The driver thing basically is that you get shouted at while walking down the streets of Kuta (or almost anywhere for that matter) with people saying &quot;TRANSPORT! Yes, TRANSPORT! You want transport Boss?&quot; and people generally find a good deal. I think most charge around 300,000Rp (30Euros, approx.) per day for driver, car &amp; petrol but it may be more expensive now. If you are happy with the guy, you can arrange for him to take you the next day or whenever you want direct from where you&#39;re staying. Most people have a contact from a friend who has had a driver before but I can&#39;t give you any as I have never had a driver!<br />Hope that helps.<br />Cheers,<br />SteveStevehttp://www.livebali.netnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-76164423330505166122012-01-29T21:12:55.597+08:002012-01-29T21:12:55.597+08:00Thanks for the advice. We dismissed the tent-idea ...Thanks for the advice. We dismissed the tent-idea completely now since no positive reaction came back from several forums ^^ <br />how exactly does the whole &quot;driver-thing&quot; work ? you go to a car rental, rent a car plus driver and he sticks with you 24/7 ? do you know any daily rates ?<br />sorry for all these probably dull questions but you seem to know your way around bali so well (no asskissing, seriously ^^)...<br />anyway, thanks again mate!<br />Cheers,<br />LeonLeonnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-49736074711409653422012-01-26T17:44:51.519+08:002012-01-26T17:44:51.519+08:00@Leon - thanks for the comments! I think the best ...@Leon - thanks for the comments!<br />I think the best place for you would be somewhere like Tugu/Batu Bolong (See here for report - www.indosurflife.com/en/surfcheck/142-batu-bolong.html ) as it is a friendly vibe and never gets too heavy down there.<br />I have never taken a guide but I know there are a few who are quite good. I think you might be better off hiring a driver for the first few days and ask around when you are here.<br /><br />As for the tents, the only place to do that is up in the mountains and it&#39;s not actually very cheap (I don&#39;t understand either!).<br />It&#39;s best for you to look for a homestay near the beach when you arrive as they are usually the cheapest - I should warn you that cheap places here = poor hygiene standards, if you can handle that.<br />Anything else, just let me know!<br />Cheers,Stevehttp://www.livebali.netnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-31095023360377207742012-01-26T15:13:23.751+08:002012-01-26T15:13:23.751+08:00This blog is just great ! I&#39;m going to bali in...This blog is just great !<br />I&#39;m going to bali in mid february with my girldfriend. I would consider myself a beginner...i can go down line and do a small close-out turn but thats it...still screwing up my cutbacks...what spots would you suggest and do you think its possible to sleep in a tent at any time ? i wanted it to be a budget trip and i dont like huge crowds around me, although i figured theres no way around it while surfing. I dont know if you have heard about guides that take you surfing and help you with getting around but if you have, could you suggest any of them or are these things complete rip-offs ?<br />cheers,<br />leon<br /><br />p.s. sorry for the irritating language skills...i&#39;m from germany ^^Leonnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-39122989536153088522012-01-20T10:02:23.871+08:002012-01-20T10:02:23.871+08:00@Pete - Thanks for the comment. Out of curiosity, ...@Pete - Thanks for the comment. Out of curiosity, do you happen to own 526 Foot surf shop on Sunset Road?sternshiphttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10451560439211424765noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-58949846948971946962012-01-20T09:22:35.306+08:002012-01-20T09:22:35.306+08:00Hi - cool blog and some great Info. Would just li...Hi - cool blog and some great Info.<br /><br />Would just like to add that in both dry and wet season it is totally possible to score uncrowded waves here in Bali. Sure there are all the named and famous spots but if you take the time and effort there are still some uncrowded gems to be had in both seasons. I have trouble finding someone to surf with some days.Petenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-32720725673089021382010-12-29T23:04:13.107+08:002010-12-29T23:04:13.107+08:00I should add that this year&#39;s wet season has b...I should add that this year&#39;s wet season has been terrible for rain and thus the water has been extremely dirty. I went surfing earlier and the sea absolutey full of empty packets and other rubbish. Pretty horrible.sternshiphttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10451560439211424765noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-10645168202209234562010-12-29T00:14:42.140+08:002010-12-29T00:14:42.140+08:00Great post Steve. Useful info for when I hop over ...Great post Steve. Useful info for when I hop over there to visit. Now I&#39;ve just got to decide whether to start surfing or not.<br />EdEdhttp://omniprof.ning.com/profile/edwardnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-64835518393415920062010-08-31T07:43:59.746+08:002010-08-31T07:43:59.746+08:00Hey Steve, I&#39;m in the process of planning a t...Hey Steve,<br /><br />I&#39;m in the process of planning a trip with my girlfriend, and we&#39;re trying to decide whether or not to go in November. Would it be alright if I could give you a call and ask you a few questions?<br /><br />Best,<br /><br />Josh<br />jschwarzapel@yourworldsquirrel.comJosh Shttp://www.yourworldsquirrel.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-87263515657990330432010-06-23T14:09:23.459+08:002010-06-23T14:09:23.459+08:00consider it ammended!! Have a look at the first pa...consider it ammended!! Have a look at the first para! Very good of you to point that out, haha!sternshiphttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10451560439211424765noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4346452509593727364.post-45128330521050303622010-06-23T13:58:13.339+08:002010-06-23T13:58:13.339+08:00Awesome blog, Stevie, but you didn&#39;t say when ...Awesome blog, Stevie, but you didn&#39;t say when exactly the wet and dry seasons are!Starchynoreply@blogger.com