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G-LAND Surf Spot, Accommodation & Surf Camp - Grajagan Bay, Java. Indonesia

INTRODUCTION

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A Mecca for travelling surfers, G-Land is a magical place of primitive beauty and perfect waves nestling in a secluded location on the southernmost tip of the island of Java.

 

On the legendary Grajagan Bay, across the strait from Bali, the Surf Camp lies between the forest and the beach, directly in front of the famous reefbreak of Speedies.

 

Surfers are taken daily by boat to the most suitable break according to their level and swell conditions.

 

Free standing bungalows accommodation with private bathrooms and a central pavilion with bar, dining room and lounge offer a perfect retreat for those in search of the ultimate surf adventure.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Free standing bungalow camp between jungle and beach line.

 

Central pavilion with bar, dining room and leather sofa lounge with 36’ TV surround sound system to enjoy movies and international channels.

 

Pool tables, fuss ball, tennis table. Fishing gears and bicycles rental. Massage service, surf guides and doctors.

 

Generous daily menus featuring a nice mix of Western and Indonesian cuisine will revitalise your energy for the next surf session!

 

Surf Camp has great security. We have a total of 4 security staff who are on the job 24 hours a day. The only people allowed in the camp are guests and staff.

In all the superior huts there is a safe for valuables. And we also have a big safe that any guest can put valuables in (passports, money, etc) if they feel the need.

All your surfboards and gear are totally safe.

 

 

There are 3 types of accommodation:

 

Kong Superior Class

Brand new bungalows

Two double beds

Ceiling fan

Mosquito net

Wardrobe

Desk & cupboard

Private bathroom with shower

TV/DVD player

Furnished terrace.

Money Tress Deluxe Class

Newly upgraded rooms

Two single beds

Ceiling fan

Mosquito net

Private bathroom with shower

Terrace

Speedies Standard Class

Two single beds

Ceiling fan

Mosquito net

Private bathroom with shower

THE ACTIVITIES

Fishing, Bike riding and massage are some activies you might do, but surf here is the main activity.

 

Surfers are taken daily by boat to the most suitable break according to their level and swell conditions.

 

The accomplish surfer will find here deep barrels with perfect walls reeling down this endless point and score some of the longest rides of their life. These stunning breaks were the stage for the ASP World Championship three years in a row.

 

G-Land is arguably one of the world’s best left-hander, reputed for its established offshore trade winds. From March to November, the Indian Ocean generates strong swells, providing G-Land with one of the world’s most consistent breaks.

 

There are 7 breaks in G-Land and the 3 most famous ones are Kong, Money Trees and Speedies.

 

Boards


For G-Land I usually ride 2″ to 8″ bigger depending on the conditions. Bringing 3 boards is a great idea to cover for the different wave sizes and incase you break a board. A 6’2, 6’4 and 6’7. The 6’2 I would surf in 3-4ft waves (up to a bit overhead), the 6’4 in 4-6ft (overhead to double overhead), and my 6’7 is great for 5-8ft (double overhead+).
On some of the really big days a 7’8. If you are not really fit it helps to have a board in the 7ft range. It’s certainly not a bad thing having to much length at G-Land.

The waves in G-Land have more power than most waves, and you will find you’ll want the extra length, a little bit extra volume, and a strong glass job is recommended.

The tails start as a round tail on the 6’2 right through to a rounded pin on the 6’7. This allows more hold in the bigger waves.

Wetsuits

G-Land can get cooler currents especially during July and August.

 

During the early season it is super warm water, where you can wear boardshorts and be comfortable, but come June it often starts cooling off a bit.

 

Bring a spring suit to be safe, or a wetsuit jacket at least.

 

Not only will the neoprene keep you warmer if the water is cooler, but it will give you reef protection if you happen to hit the coral reef.

Helmet


Wearing a Gath helmet is not a bad idea if you have one, especially if you plan charging bigger waves and barrels, as G-Land surf reef has alot of power and it is very shallow.

Booties

Booties are a personal preference, but it is recommend to bring a pair.

 

At high tide you can get away with paddling most of the way without walking on reef, but the tide can drop fast then your left with a long walk across unforgiving reef.

 

Coming in and out of the G-Land surf at low tide can be very difficult without booties, and falling off you will be thankful to have the booties on to plant your feet on the reef.

 

Booties can save cuts to the feet, and cuts to the feet are the worst for getting infected.

Don’t like the super-grip that booties gives and can’t move your feet? Well just do a really mediocre wax job.

 

Don’t even re-wax before surfs, have the minimum amount of wax, and the booties will move easier up and down the board, yet still grip enough not to slip off. Also make sure you get the right size and the low cut thin ones.

What to bring


* 3 surfboards (all rounder, mini-gun, gun). Or at least 2 boards.
* We do have good ding repairers in G-Land who can fix snaps and creases, but of course you need a board while its getting fixed.
* Neoprene. Springsuit, short-john, wetsuit vest/jacket are good options.
* Reef Booties
* Sun Protection: Good sunblock, zinc, even surfing hats and sunglasses. The glare gets really bad in the afternoons.
* Warm water wax
* Legropes, at least 2, including a longer bigger wave leash.
* Small money for any random purchases, ding repairs, laundry, etc. Note we do have credit card facilities in camp also.
* Books, crossword puzzles, magazines
* MP3 players, camcorder, camera, laptop
* Insect repellant, light trousers & long sleeve top for early mornings and evenings
* Sunglasses

Malaria


G-Land is not well known for having Malaria.

 

I have never taken any anti-malaria pills, and I’ve been bitten by many mosquito’s there over the years.

 

Of course it is not 100% that there is no malaria or such, any where in Indonesia there is that small chance you could get something.

 

Typically from June to September there is hardly any mosquito’s even around. But March, April, May, October & November can have more mosquito’s due to the extra rain then.

 

All rooms have mosquito nets surrounding the beds, so you can sleep in peace.

For sure it is good to use insect repellant, and wear long sleeves and pants in the mornings and evenings. But in the middle of the dry season it really isn’t an issue.

 

G-Land is nothing like Lombok & Sumbawa & Mentawai’s where malaria is common place.

Injury


Because G-Land Surf does have some gnarly waves in the likes of Speedies, and it has coral reef, injuries are possible.

 

The most common type is cuts and scrapes from hitting the reef.

 

In our G-Land Surf Camp our manager & spiritual priest, Puma, is highly skilled and experienced at stitching cuts and wounds.

 

We have plenty of medical supplies on hand, and often there is a surfing doctor staying in G-Land too.

If the injury is serious such as breaking a bone, dislocating a shoulder, etc, then we have a Helipad.

 

Through your travel insurance we arrange for a helicopter to come and transport you to a western standard hospital in Bali.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Located on the southeast tip of Java, along the eastern shoreline of Gragajan Bay in a large jungle preserve called Alas Purwo National Park, G-Land offers an unforgettable adventure experience for all level of surfers except first timers.

 

G-Land Java is situated in a very large National Park, and is home to many different species of wild life including panther, leopard, monkeys, deer, reptiles and exotic birds. It is an amazing place and you really feel that you have made it off the beaton track.

 

G-Land (Grajagan) is truly one of the worlds great waves, perfect mechanical barrelling waves, not a drop of water out of place – makes your mouth dry just thinking about it. If you are a keen on left handers what are you still doing reading this page – pack your bags.

 

Getting Here

For those who really want to do it in style, for a few thousand dollars they can fly to G-Land by helicopter to go surfing!

 

Without the permit, you cannot enter into Alas Purwo National Park. One month visa necessary for most countries (issued at your local Indonesian embassy). Malaria treatment required.

 

Make your way to Bali, for guests staying outside of the Kuta area, we can arrange transport with our drivers for both yourself and your baggage, at a cost depending on the distance from Kuta.

 

IF YOU ARE IN KUTA AREA

On the evening prior to your departure to the Camp, our box van will pick up your surfboards and large bags between 6pm to 8pm from your hotel.

 

The following morning, our bus will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 5am, and bring you to Pantai Segara (German Beach) where our fast boat is moored.

 

This is right next to waves at Kuta Reef. The boat typically starts motoring at approximately 6am.

FASTBOAT JOURNEY TO G-LAND SURF CAMP

The trip across the Bali Strait, along the south coast of Eastern Java’s Blambangan Peninsula, and into Grajagan Bay covers about 100 kilometers and typically takes 2 hours with smooth ocean conditions.

 

Typically, you’ll be walking into camp by 8am.  The time in Java is 1 hour behind.  When you walk into the Camp, the Staff will be waiting, ready to welcome you and serve you breakfast.

 

After you have eaten, the Staff taking care of you, whether you’re staying in Standard, Deluxe, or Superior will take you to your bungalow.

 

Your boards will show up around this time and after that, you’re set to immerse yourself into G-Land.

 

RETURN TRIP FROM G-LAND TO BALI

 

After you have your last breakfast of the trip, you’ll begin the journey back to Bali at 8:30am. The return trip typically takes a little longer, about 2-3 hours due to headwinds.

 

When you arrive at German Beach, our drivers will be there waiting to take you back to your hotel in the Kuta area. Your boards will typically get dropped off at your hotel around 9pm, depending on road conditions.

PRICES & PACKAGES

Standard Package

USD 640 (3 days/3 nights per person)

USD 770 (6 days/6 nights per person)
USD 990 (9 days/9 nights per person)
USD 325 (3 day extension fee per person)

 

Prices Included:

Fast boat
Airport transfer on arrival (request prior to arrival)
Twin share accommodation
Full spring mattress bed with mosquito net (optional double bed)
Communal bathroom facilities
Fan cooled room
23 hours of electricity
3 healthy and energetic meals per day (menu set in the camp)
3 bottles of beer per day (optional boxed juice or bottled Coke in exchange)
Fountain soda and filtered water
Use of camp recreational facilities
Complimentary T- Shirts and stickers
Government daily tax

Deluxe Package

USD 770 (3 days/3 nights per person)

USD 940 (6 days/6 nights per person)
USD 1160 (9 days/9 nightsper person)
USD 400 (3 day extension fee per person)

 

Price Included:

Fast boat
Airport transfer on arrival (request prior to arrival)
Twin-share accommodation
Full spring mattress bed with mosquito net (optional double bed)
Air conditioned room
23 hours of electricity
Private Bathroom
Free Internet Access
3 healthy and energetic meals per day (upgraded menu set in the camp)
4 bottles of beer per day (optional boxed juice or bottled Coke in exchange)
Fountain soda and filtered water
Use of camp recreational facilities
Complimentary T-shirt and stickers
Government daily tax

Superior Package

USD 900 (3 days/3 nights per person)
USD 1100 (6 days/6 nights per person)
USD 1490 (9 days/9 nights per person)
USD 500 (3 day extension fee per person)

 

Prices Included:

Fast boat
Airport transfer on arrival (request prior to arrival)
Twin share accommodation
Full spring mattress bed with mosquito net (optional king sized bed for couples or honeymooners)
Air conditioned room
24 hour electricity
Mini bar
Satellite television with international and local channels
DVD player
Room service
Private bathroom with hot shower and bathtub
3 healthy and energetic meals per day (upgraded menu set in the camp)
6 bottles of beer per day (optional boxed juice or bottled Coke in exchange)
Fountain soda and filtered water
Use of camp recreational facilities
Complimentary T-shirt and stickers
Government daily tax

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