G-Land is a fascinating location.
The distant and excellent left-hander is located in Grajagan Bay, Banyuwangi, a boat trip from Bali, on the eastern tip of Java, Indonesia. Plengkung Beach is the precise location. The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at this tropical paradise is that you’re in the center of the rainforest, surrounded by endangered species like the banteng and pristine savanna. G-Land is unlike anything else in the surfing world.
G-Land Breaks and Waves
The G-Land break is divided into several components. The top portion, known as Kongs, collects the greatest swell and is nearly always uncrowded. Money Trees, the finest down-the-line left, is located in the center. The last and shallowest area is the always hollow and sometimes dangerous Speedies. These are fast, shallow, and difficult waves that can give the fastest or hollowest wave of your life. Or both.
What kind of wave is Kongs?
Kongs is located at the top of the point, which is the furthest up the reef. As waves smash onto the lengthy stretch of coral that spans from the Bali Strait around the Blambangan Peninsula, Kongs appears as the first of several breaks along this stretch of reef that bends towards Grajagan Bay. Kongs, sometimes known as a semi-sloppy left ripe for movements, may open up to 300 metres of barrel under optimum conditions. This is a fantastic area to begin your G-Land adventure because it is often calmer and mellower than other portions of the reef.
What kind of wave is Money Trees?
Money Trees, arguably the most popular and well-known area of the wave, made G-Land famous in 1983 thanks to Don King’s surf photos of Gerry Lopez and Peter McCabe. Clean, long, quick barrels that break best on a Southwest swell may be found at Money Trees. Keep a watch out for experienced surfers during your first session at Money Trees, avoid low tide sessions, and descend as deep as you can. An simple approach is facilitated by a big rip near the finish of Kongs.
What kind of wave is the Bombie?
When the swells are macking, the Bombie is the outside piece of reef that breaks further offshore from the rest of the waves at G-Land. The Bombie is best accessed by boat or a long paddle. Know your limitations, G-Land can provide you with some of the best waves of your life, but it will most certainly cost you some skin or bone in the process.
What kind of wave is Speedies?
Speedies reveals itself as another outstanding area of reef under larger circumstances. If Money Trees and Launching Pads are both full, Speedies is your best bet. It is known to withstand and remain hollow for up to 200 meters.
What kind of wave is Tiger Tracks?
Tiger Tracks delivers both rights and lefts and is a good surf break for beginning or intermediate surfers visiting the area. It is a 40-minute jog down the beach from the major break at G-Land. This wave gets the same swell as the other portions or reef at G-Land and breaks over a softer area of coral.
The Bombie: Reef Break
Kongs: Reef Break
Money Trees: Reef Break
Launching Pads: Reef Break
Speedies: Reef Break
Tiger Tracks: Reef Break
The Bombie: Experienced
Money Trees: Experienced
Launching Pads: Experienced
Tiger Tracks: Intermediate
The Bombie: Left
Money Trees: Left
Launching Pads: Left
Tiger Tracks: Left,Right
The Bombie: Reef
Money Trees: Reef
Launching Pads: Reef
Tiger Tracks: Reef
How to get to G-Land from Bali?
G-Land can be accessed in two ways.
Option 1: The quickest option is to take a speed boat from Kuta, Bali, which takes around 2 hours.
Option 2: The length of these two methods is to travel overland by automobile, as shown on the map below, which takes at least 7 hours through the night, not including the time spent waiting to board the brief 4-kilometer ferry ride to Ketapang, which is located in East Java from Bali’s western point.