Grajagan (G-Land) not just as a perfect wave, but as a perfect adventure.

June 12, 2007 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

….G-Land. G-Spot. Gee-Whiz Land!..a world famous wave that is definitely not overrated.. an awesome, overpowering arena..and, until exploitated, it will remain a prime destination of the surfing world, a place where surfers can come to live out a lo
Photo ” G-Land Surf Camp”ng awaited fantasy….

– Recent comments by various surf media about G-Land, or Grajagan, a now legendary surf spot on the southeastern coast of Java. (Indonesia Surfing-Periplus Action Guide)
Exotic surf travel almost never has the kind of grace and logic that it does in magazines and movies. Beautiful, uncharted waves are out there, but its a long, tedious, sometimes dangerous job finding them. Only a few surfers ever sail out into the great unknown. This is why many people today think of Grajagan (G-Land), in southeast Java, not just as a perfect wave, but as a perfect adventure.
More than a name or a place, G-land is a haven. So close but yet so far from Bali, G-land is a magnet for swell and is definitely not overrated. The set up in G-land is simple, the relaxed atmosphere and pumping waves make for an experience like no other surf trip. Starting with the fact that its located at the edge of a jungle filled with birds, reptiles, insects and other creatures not found on the beaches of Sydney or Los Angeles.
G-Land is a long fast wave typical of most Indonesian waves, suggested surf board length at 68 ” 72 Gun ” unless you surf like a top 44 contender, so bring a couple of Guns and your hot-dogger for the small days or down at 20/20s. You should bring at least 2 boards, Indonesian waves are powerful and its possible to break boards, so be prepared and bring at least two boards.

Spot information for surfing at G-land (Global Surfers.com):

Type of break reef break
Type of wave fast wave
Direction left hand
Bottom coral
Average lenght of ride long
Suitable for expert level
Detailed information:

Crowd level a normal crowd
Best tide mid
Ideal board size 6’8-7’4 Mini gun
Ideal wind direction north,west,south,east

Moving Around

There is National Park called “Alas Purwo” and is open March to November and located just off the beach line.
Photo ” G-Land Surf Camp”

Dining Guide
There are several traditional restaurants and cafs who serve western and Indonesian dishes.

Souvenir Tips
Sea-related products, and wooden carving

Other Things to See or Do
Visit the Alas Purwo National Park
Marvel at the diversity of the plants and animals (birds, reptiles, insects and mammalians)
Swim on the pristine beaches.
Snorkel to glimpse the diversity of the marine life.
Visit a traditional village in order to observe their way of life.
Photography

Travel Tips
Condition of surrounding areas since the camp is exclusively situated near the jungle where there are big trees as well as many bushes spread out everywhere plus a humid air resulted by such natural circumstances. Accordingly , these could probably a proper habitat for mosquitoes that may unexpectedly lead to malaria disease. However, during this season actually there are seemingly very few mosquitoes found, as weather is quite dry. Yet, it’s still very much advisable for all guests to follow these helpful tips as:
Take an anti malarial Prophlactic medication (Chloroquiet Progvanil, Larium or Doxylycline).
Take measure against being bitten, e.g. by wearing a long shirt and trousers and mosquito nets anytime when sleeping.
In addition, at Jungle Surf Camp, the medical facilities are also equipped with emergency medical supplies like: detection first-aid kits for malaria along with proper treatment as well in case any guest get contacted with this disease.
More impor-tantly, the sun is very strong and hot, hence, bring enough sun block, protect your skin from sun-ray’s direct exposure which might be seve-rally causing any serious sun burn case. Besides, it is pretty useful to use hat, helmet with the visor, sun glasses especially in the late after-noon.

Here are some tips what you should take to G-Land:
-A good hat and water-proof sun-screen.
-Basic first-aid kit, antiseptic dressing, etc.
-Sand-shoes and thongs.
-Board-shorts, t-shirts, 1 pair light-weight, long-pants and long-sleeve wind cheater.
-Two towels and sun-glasses.
-Personal toiletries, after-sun cream, insect repellent.
-Walkman, camera, handy-cam and books.
-Booties, 2 surf-boards.
-Light-weight wet-suits, rash-vest, gate helmet and spare leg-ropes.

Sources :
G-Land Jungle Surf Camp – http://www.g-land.com/
Surfing Indonesia, periplus action guide.
Surf History- http://www.surfhistory.com/
Global Surfer- http://www.globalsurfers.com/

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