G-LAND'S FAME COMES FROM NOT ONLY BE­ING THE FIRST ES­TAB­LISHED SURFCAMP EVER, BUT ALSO BE­ING LO­CATED IN A RE­MOTE AND WILD EN­VI­RON­MENT WITH ONE OF SURF­ING’S BEST LEFT-HAND BAR­RELS.

New Zealand Surfing - - News -

Dis­cov­ered in 1972, it's lo­cated on the south­east­ern tip of Java in Alas Purwo Na­tional Park.

Since build­ing the first camp in 1976, the fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices have grown with the times to host guests in com­fort and charm that’s kept a loyal guestlist com­ing back for decades. In the be­gin­ning years only the main sec­tions of the 2-kilome­ter reef (Kongs, Moneytrees, and Speed­ies) were surfed and cap­tured the in­ter­ests of highly ex­pe­ri­enced or highly dar­ing surfers. But since then an­other 5 kilo­me­ters of waves fur­ther into the bay have been found, open­ing up the wave selection to in­clude play­ful and per­for­mance-style lefts and rights.

G-Land's con­sis­tency of swell and off­shore winds is likely un­ri­valed by any other spot. From April through Oc­to­ber, con­sid­ered In­done­sia’s dry sea­son, the com­bi­na­tion of re­gional tradewinds, a very ac­tive south­ern In­dian Ocean, plus G-Land’s prox­im­ity to a deep finger of the Sunda Trench make the point a se­ri­ous swell-mag­net that pro­duces con­di­tions to eas­ily give one the best trip of their life.

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