G-Land - Joyo's Surf Camp

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Surf Skill: 
3
Intermed
Comfort: 
2
Basic
Season: 
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Surf Resort
Remote Javanese jungle
Close to Bali
Surf out front
Aussie Managers

Overview

One of the world's best lefts

Legendary left-hander!  Awesome surf camp with Aussie managers!  G-Land Joyo's Surf Camp is set amongst a national park called Alas Purwo and is open March to November.  This incredible surf camp has been constructed in the jungle, just off the beach and directly in front of the famous section of reef known as Speedies.

G-Land is a Mecca for travelling surfers.  Surf-hungry adventurers from all over the world flock to the Javanese jungle each year between March and November to sample G-Land's jewels.  During these months the swell is generally constant and flat spells are rare, which makes G-Land one of the world's most consistent breaks.

Travelling to G-Land is easy. The minibus driver will pick you up from your hotel in Bali just after midnight.  From there, it is an overnight drive to Gilimanuk and a car ferry to Grajagan.  Next is a 45 minute speedboat ride, arriving at Jungle Beach Village in the early morning for breakfast.  Return transfers from Bali are included in the package price.

A surf guide's perspective (by Dave Scard)

More than just 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 and the relaxed atmosphere and pumping waves make for an experience like no other surf trip. Once you arrive at this all-inclusive camp, you don't have to worry about a thing. The biggest decision of the day is choosing what board to ride and your Joyo's surf guide can even help with that. 

Jungle-style living

G-Land Jungle Surf Camp has cottage-style rooms, all very comfortable and with private bathrooms. All rooms have twin beds with mosquito nets and Balinese furniture. The holiday accommodation in G-Land has come a long way since the early days and is now even suitable for adventurous non-surfing partners! Envisage a basic yet comfortable surf camp with a variety of accommodation standards, great food, Aussie surf guides and surf out front... all set in the remote Javanese jungle.

Pristine National Park

Set in a world heritage listed national park, G-Land is simply one of the most beautiful places in the world to go surfing.

 

Accommodation

Standard Rooms (Fan/AC)
Fan Cooled Room, Electricity up to 10pm, 2 Single Beds and share room, Bungalow, Private Bathroom, Blanket and Mosquito Net.

Deluxe Room
AC Room, Electricity up to 10pm, 2 Single Beds, share room, TV LCD, Bungalow, Private Bathroom, Blanket and Mosquito Net, Drinking Water Dispenser, Terrace Bench.

Superior Room
AC Room, 24 Hours Electricity, King Bed Size and share room , TV LCD, DVD Player, Bungalow, Hotel Transfer, Private Bathroom, Blanket and Mosquito Net, Drinking Water Dispenser, Comfortable Terrace and Seats.

VIP Room
AC Room, 24 Hours Electricity, King Bed Size, share room, TV LED with Int’ Channels, DVD Player, Bungalow with Garden View, Private Bathroom, Blanket and Mosquito Net, Drinking Water Dispenser, Refrigerator, Comfortable Terrace and Seats.

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Surf

G-Land:  is definitely not overrated as a wave.  Three main sections exist, depending on tide and swell.

Kong's: The outside reef, surfable at low tide up to the limits of your courage. Only connects with Moneytrees on huge swells.

Moneytrees: The prime take off point, from the Moneytrees section the wave lifts at an inside peak called Launching Pads, then reaches top speed and its climax on an inside wedge and long-running section that has appropriately been named Speedies. It is the shallow Speedies section that has produced some of the most insane adrenaline-pumping barrel rides yet.

Other breaks: There are a couple of other novelty breaks at G-Land namely Chickens, 20/20's and a nice right hander nicknamed Tiger Trails which is quite popular with the natural footers and makes a nice change at times to the sometimes intimidating main break.

Optimum surf conditions:

Swell:  Sth
Wind:  Varies From SE to NW depending on region and time of year.

 

Itinerary

This is how an average trip to G-Land goes:

You are picked up from the airport or your hotel and taken to Tubes Bar in Kuta to collect the beer and soft drink vouchers that you will use in the camp. You will then depart between 11pm and 2am, depending on the tides. Travel overnight in a comfortable G-Land bemo and arrive at Grajagan river mouth on the rising tide to catch the G-Land boat to the camp.  After a 40 minute boat ride you will be greeted on the beach by the camp surf guide (usually Australian). He will guide you through the jungle to the main restaurant area and you will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast with fresh juices, tea and coffee.  During breakfast the guide will explain how everything in the camp works and answer all your questions before taking you to your room.

You can then surf to your heart’s content!  Lunch is provided plus a buffet dinner every night - something the camp is famous for!  G-Land is also famous for the "Bintang sunsets", a daily ritual for some.  It’s the best time of day – what can be better than being surfed out, watching the sunset and drinking a cold Bintang?  Life doesn’t get much better than that! 

The main sections of G-land are Kongs, Moneytrees, Launching Pads, Speedies, Quiksilvers, Chickens, 20-20s and Tiger Tracks.  All of these waves have their own characteristics and work on different swell direction, tides and swell sizes. There are waves for all levels of surfers; however most of the sections require an advanced level of surfing.

Reviews for G-Land - Joyo's Surf Camp

Bruce Turner

Date of Stay: 
9-19 Jun 2017
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
3
Quality Of Food: 
3

Excellent trip plenty of great waves.  Food at Joyos was generally really good.  Good afternoon catch up at the beach with the best hotdogs and beer.  I did not have a mossie net but the AC seemed to keep them away.  They definitely need an early light breakie at 5.30am. Coffee and fruit would a Read more...

Todd Cunningham

Date of Stay: 
April
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
5
Quality Of Food: 
4

Staff and crew there were helpful and friendly.  Plenty of food options and all fresh.  Stayed in VIP rooms. A/C, fans and clean. Plenty of room to put gear and balcony to store boards and to dry gear.  Picked up from Tuban to be taken to boat. Guys were on time and packed our luggage. Boards Read more...

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