World’s Best Surfing at G-Land
Indonesia is a country with some of the worlds best surf spots and there are none that are better than Plengkung beach at Grajagan, East Java. Nicknamed by surfers as the ‘gland’ or G-land – the surf here consistently produces some of the best and most well known waves in the world.
Set amongst picturesque jungle surrounds, prepare for an exhilirating experience surfing world class waves. The beach is located on the edge of a national park rich in exotic flora and fauna – the ideal scenic background to your surfing odyssey.
The internationally renowned waves at this beach are famous for their extremely long length of tube time. The long perfect barrels are the stuff surfers dreams are made of. The beach is divided into three sections, Kongs, Money Tree and Speedies. Money Tree is Grajagan’s premier wave.
Despite it’s popularity in the surfing community, accomodation around Grajagan remains good value with cheap losmen and basic cottages dotted about the place.
This is one of the only places in all of Java that has such excellent surfing. In season, Grajagan probably has the most consistently rideable waves in the world. The surf here though is demanding and only recommended for professional surfers.
Embrace adventure and surf the gland for yourself. May to September is the peak season with waves not usually dropping below four foot.
Visit the local village of Grajagan and see the local fisherman go about their business and enjoy a simple way of life.
Explore caves that were used by the Japanese for protection during world war two.
Hire a canoe and take a leisurely paddle to Alas Purwo National Park.
Try your luck fishing and catch some of the enormous creatures that roam the waters here.
Discover what lies under the surface of the magnificent ocean by snorkelling on the reef.
With jungle, lakes and mountains surrounding this area there are no shortage of natural wonders to discover.
Grajagan beach is in East Java, but is easiest reached from Bali. It takes about half a day to reach Grajagan from Bali.
Overland: Take the bus to Gilimanuk,Bali where it will transfer by ferry to Banyuwangi, East Java. From there you will need to take another bus to get to Grajagan village.
By sea: A quicker but more expensive way to get there is by ferry from Bali. The G land express runs every few days. It departs from Bali at 6am and takes two hours to get to Grajagan.
Source: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia