Pantai Plengkung /G Land: More Than Just Another Surfer Paradise, Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia

Plengkung beach or G land is known for The Seven Giant Waves Wonder situated at Alas Purwo National park, Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia. G derives from Grajagan, Green and Great. Grajagan the closest point to this beach, Green for its lush green surrounding and Great for its waves. The local name is Plengkung

Plengkung wave is one of the best in the world, 4-6 meters along 2 km in 7 waves formations, perfect for left hand surfers. G Land has been in numerous video of surf and also it has hosted world professional surf competitions and recently voted as the best surf destination in the whole wide world. G-Land is devided into four main sections : Kongs, Money Trees, Launch Pada, Speedies or 20/20’s and each sections has its distinct characteristic. The best swells are on March to November. G-Land which is located around Hindian Ocean is a very consistent spot to catch good waves.

Kongs The perfect surf board for this section is 6’8″ – 7’2″ Gun. Is the first break and the wave is very rare to drop under 3 feet, mostly is 12 feet or more, a slower break compared to what waits down the line. Kong’s has a long workable walls that can connect to couple hundred yards down Money Tree’s.

Money Tree is popular for its workable walls and emerald green, almond shaped barrels. Surf board suggested for this section is 6’8″ – 7’0″ Gun. This section is the most consistent to surf of the reef. Money tree is the more protected by seasonal trades than Kong’s.

Launch Pads is take off point leading to Speedies and this will lead you to one of longest barrels ever for you.  This section is known for spinning barrels. Surf board suitable for this is 6’8″ – 7’2″ Gun

For the not so advanced, surfers can try 20/20’s or Tiger Tracks. GLand also offers more than just another world famous spots. These sections are not as heavy, but they are worth a try, beautiful and regularly empty. Surf board suitable for these is  6’3″ – 6’5″

20/20′s: The Left has great quality wave, just 20 minutes down the span of  white sandy beach. It is smaller than the main break, and it can send fun playful barrels and fun walls than wind down 100 m long reef, before taking up the deep channel. The right is not as long as its counterpart facing directly opposite, and usually it takes a little bit more swell on the right swell and it will deliver an amazing horse shoeing barrels.

Tiger Tracks:Located 30 minutes down the white sandy beach, where there is a natural footers dream, empty right barrel. By catching up same swell as the main points and breaking over sponge reef, this section will be a very good learning wave.