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

INTRODUCTION

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G-Land is a Mecca for travelling surfers! It’s a magical place of primitive beauty and perfect waves nestling in a secluded location on the most Souther tip of the Island of Java in Indonesia. 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 surf break according to their level and swell conditions.  The Surf Camp offers a perfect retreat with chill vibes for those in search of the ultimate surf adventure. No day looks like another and you will definitely leave this place with surf memories for a lifetime!

 

There are many free standing Bungalows with private bathrooms scattered along the premises of the Surf Camp. You will find a central pavilion with a bar, dining room and lounge. 

 

he cuisine is featuring a daily menu with a pleasant mix of Western and Indonesian cuisine. The portions are prepared to revitalise your energy for the next surf session!

 

Want to read a blog about the creation of the Surf Camp? Nomad Surfers did a blog post about the story of the first surf camp in the world, check it out by clicking here!

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THE ACCOMMODATION

The Surf Camp is constructed with many free standing Bungalows scattered along the premises in a green lush environment, in between the jungle and the beach line. There is a Central pavilion with a bar, dining room and a lounge with a leather sofa and a 36’ TV surround sound system where you can enjoy movies and watch international channels.

For your entertainment out of the water, there are pool tables, fuss ball, tennis table, fishing gears and bicycles for rental. The Surf Camp also offers massage service, surf guides and doctors.

 

The Surf Camp has great security with a total of 4 security staff members who are working 24 hours around the clock, every day. The only people allowed inside of the premises of the Camp are guests and staff members. In all superior huts there is a safe available for your valuable belongings. Also, the Camp has a big safe that any guest can use for their valuables (passports, money, etc) if they feel the need.

All your surfboards and gear are totally safe.

 

There are 3 different classes of Bungalows at the Surf Camp:

SUPERIOR CLASS

  • Brand new bungalows
  • Two double beds
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk & cupboard
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • TV/DVD player
  • Furnished terrace.

DELUXE CLASS

  • Newly upgraded rooms
  • Two single beds
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Terrace

STANDARD CLASS

  • Two single beds
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Private bathroom with shower

THE SURF CAMP’S RESTAURANT 

The Restaurant of the Surf Camp are every season expanding the already diverse menu, including cuisine from all over the world as Italy, France, Thailand, USA, Mexico, Japan and Indonesia. The kitchen staff members are working very hard to create a good reputation for the restaurant, and they always have a their focus on making nutritious and exciting meals. They are known throughout the jungle of Java to create amazing food that will keep your strong throughout days mostly spent in the water. 

There are 3 different choices of menus for breakfast and over 25 choices of dishes for lunch. The dinner consists of a main course that is made each day. 

THE ACTIVITIES

SURFING 

G-Land is arguably one of the world’s best left-hander, known 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 surf breaks in G-Land and the 3 most famous ones are Kong, Money Trees and Speedies. Surfers are taken daily by boat from the Surf Camp to the most suitable break according to their level and the swell conditions of the day.

 

The skilled surfers will find themselves in deep barrels with perfect walls reeling down this endless point. They will definitely score some of the longest rides of their lives. The stunning breaks of G-Land were the stage for the ASP World Championship three years in a row.

 

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, your next barrel is waiting for you!

 

Here are some tips for you to have in mind before travelling to G-Land: 

SURFBOARDS

Surfing in G-Land is exciting and unpredictable. Therefor, the best case scenario is that you bring 3 different surfboards to G-Land to cover for the different sizes of waves and also in case a boards snaps. Bring one board that you surf for 3-4 ft wave (up to a bit overhead), one for 4-6ft (overhead to double overhead), and one for 5-8ft (double overhead and more).

You will fast learn that G-Land have more power than most other waves which means that you will need a little bit of extra length and volume, and also a strong glass job is recommended. If you are not really fit, it also helps to bring a boards in the 7ft range. It’s never a bad thing having too much length surfing in G-Land!

WETSUITS

Surfing in G-Land means mostly surfing in warm water where board shorts is more than enough, but during July and August the area can receive some cooler currents. If you are going during that period, it’s a good idea to bring a spring suit, or at least a wetsuit jacket. Also, it might be a good idea to bring it even though the water is warm since it will protect you from the reef if you would happen to hit it.

HELMET

Wearing an helmet while surfing is not a bad idea if you have one, especially if you plan is to catch some bigger waves and barrels. G-Land has a lot of reef, power and is very shallow, which means that the helmet is a good protection to prevent injuries caused by these conditions.

BOOTIES

There are only reef breaks in G-Land, which means that it’s a good idea to bring booties to prevent injuries on your feet. Booties can really save you from getting cuts on your feet that easily can be infected. In high tide you can get away with paddling most of the way out to the point without walking on the reef, but since the reef can drop really fast it’s recommended to bring them either way to prevent walking back all the way to the shore on unforgiving reef. 

A tip for when using booties is to not re-wax your board before surf sessions and to only have the minimum amount of wax possible. This way, the booties will move easier up and down your surfboard and yet grip enough without slipping off.

WHAT TO BRING

  • At least 2 surfboards. Preferably 3 surfboards (all rounder, mini-gun, gun). There are good ding repairers in G-Land who can fix snaps and creases, but of course you need a board while it’s getting fixed.
  • Springsuit, short-john, wetsuit or vest/jacket.
  • Reef Booties
  • Sun Protection: Good sunblock and zinc. Even surfing hats and sunglasses if you are easily burned by the sun. The glare gets really bad in the afternoons.
  • Warm water wax
  • At least 2 leashes, including a longer bigger wave leash.
  • Small money for any random purchases, ding repairs, laundry, etc. Note that there also is a credit card facilities in the Surf Camp also.
  • Books, crossword puzzles, magazines. 
  • Camera, laptop, drone. 
  • Insect repellant, light trousers & long sleeve top for early mornings and evenings
  • Sunglasses

MALARIA

G-Land is not well known for having Malaria, but travelling in Indonesia always means a small risk of getting it. From June to September the climate is very dry and the mosquitos are rarely noticeable. On the other hand, during March, April, May, October and November, it rains a lot more and the mosquitos are more common. We recommend you to always use insect repellant and to wear long sleeves and pants in the mornings and evenings, especially during the rain periods. All Bungalows in the Surf Camp have mosquito nets covering the beds, so you will sleep in peace without being bothered. G-Land is not like Lombok, Sumbawa and Mentawai where malaria is more common, so hopefully you will have nothing to worry about.

INJURIES

G-Land have some gnarly waves on coral Reef, like Speedies, which means that injuries are possible to occur. The most common type of injuries are cuts and scrapes from hitting the reef somehow. The Surf Camp has a manager and spiritual priest, Puma, that is highly skilled and experienced with stitching cuts and wounds caused by the reef. The Camp also has a lot of medical supplies and at many times there are doctors staying in G-Land as well, so in case of small injuries you will be good taken care of.

If the injury is more serious as in breaking a bone, dislocating a shoulder and so on, there is availability of a Helipad. A helicopter will be arranged through your travel insurance that will transport you to a hospital in Bali that has western standards. 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Fishing, bike riding, and massage are some activities you might do, but surf here is the main activity of this Surf Camp.

 

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 panthers, leopards, monkeys, deers, reptiles and exotic birds. It’s an amazing place where you really feel that you have made it off the beaten track.

Getting Here

RIDING THE G-LAND FAST BOAT

The speed boat has been built to give guests comfort and security crossing from Bali to Java and back. It’s set with comfortable seats, an on-board toilet, life jackets for safety and fire extinguisher. The ride takes around 2 hours and you will arrive refreshed and ready to surf way before lunch time. 

 

BAGAGE PICK-UP AND DEPARTURE FROM KUTA REEF

Travelling with the fast boat from Bali to G-Land is included in the Surf Camp’s packages. On the evening prior to your departure to the Surf Camp in G-Land, a box van will pick up your surfboards and large bags from your hotel. This is scheduled to happen between 6pm to 8pm. 

 

The following morning, a bus will pick you and your company up from your hotel around 5 A.M and bring you to Pantai Segara, close to Kuta Reef, where the fast boat is taking off from. The trip departs usually departs around 6.00 A.M (the time is dependent on the tide but is usually set around this time).

 

For guests staying outside of the Kuta area, it’s possible to arrange transport for both yourself and your baggage, at a cost depending on the distance from Kuta.

THE BOAT RIDE

The trip crosses the Bali Strait, along the South Coast of the Eastern Java’s Blambangan Peninsula, and into Grajagan Bay. This distance covers about 100 kilometers and typically takes 2 hours with smooth and clean ocean conditions.

 

Usually, guests arrive to the Surf Camp around 8 A.M (the time in Java is 1 hour behind Bali time). You will be greeted by the Camp’s friendly staff members who will serve you with breakfast right after your arrival. After the breakfast is over you will be taken to your Bungalow of choice (Standard, Deluxe or Superior). 

 

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

When your trip is over and you have surfed all your epic waves of G-Land, your trip back to Bali begins at 8.30 A.M. in the morning after finishing breakfast. It usually takes a bit longer getting back to Bali, around 2-3 hours, depending on the headwinds.

 

When you arrive at Kuta Reef in Bali, the drivers will be waiting there for you to take you back to your hotel in the Kuta area. For guess that are staying in hotels located outside of the Kuta area, transportation can be arranged for your luggage and you at a cost depending on the distance from Kuta Reef. There are also taxi cars waiting at the parking lot that can take you to wherever in Bali you are staying. 

 

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.  Otherwise, there are taxis that wait right there in the car lot and your boards and large bags will get dropped off at our office when they arrive later that evening at around 9:00 PM.

 

Your boards will typically get dropped off at your hotel around 9pm, depending on road conditions. If you are staying outside of the Kuta area, your boards will arrive at the office later that day, usually around 9.00 P.M. 

 

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!

 

PRICES & PACKAGES

BOAT SCHEDULE 2019

The boat is running to and from Bali to G-Land from March to November 2019. 

For the boat schedule in March and November, please send your inquiry to our team. 

Optional overland transfer can be organized any day on request. 

MONTH DATES OF THE MONTH
April 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28
May 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31
June 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30
July  3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30
August 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29
September 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28
October 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31

STANDARD PACKAGES

NIGHTS PER PERSON PRICES
3 days/3 nights USD §640
6 days/6 nights USD §870
 9 days/9 nights USD §1140
3 day extension fee USD §325

Included in the price

  • Fast boat
  • Airport transfer on arrival (request prior to arrival)
  • Twin bed shared 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)
  • 2 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

 

Note that prices are subject to Government daily taxes. 

DELUXE PACKAGES

NIGHTS PER PERSON PRICES
3 days/3 nights USD §770
 6 days/6 nights USD §1040
 9 days/9 nights USD §1310
 3 day extension fee USD §400

Included in the price

  • Fast boat
  • Airport transfer on arrival (request prior to arrival)
  • Twin bed shared 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)
  • 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-shirt and stickers

 

Note that prices are subject to Government daily taxes. 

SUPERIOR PACKAGES

NIGHTS PER PERSON PRICES
3 days/3 nights USD §900
 6 days/6 nights USD §1200
 9 days/9 nights USD §1640
3 day extension fee USD §500

Included in the price

  • Fast boat
  • Airport transfer on arrival (request prior to arrival)
  • Twin bed shared 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)
  • 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

 

Note that prices are subject to Government daily taxes. 

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