Indonesia’s most proud of the Beach Plengkung in the eastern tip of the Java island. Apart from its enchanting pure beauty, the long curving shoreline here’s recognized as among the best places for surfing on the surface of the earth. More familiarly known among world’s renowned international surfers like Gland, the beach, based in the Banyuwangi Regency, is a paradise for surfers offering a few of the most outstanding waves in the world. For, G-Land Plengkung Beach is nicknamed the seven giant waves Wonder, by international surfers for its legendary 7 rolls of waves that can reach up to 6 meters high.
The popular name G land itself is said to have been given by surfers, where the G is supposed to refer to three different meanings, Great, Green or green earth, and Grajagan. There are others who suggest that the name G Land was given because of the curving coast of Plengkung Beach that resembles the letter G. What makes G Land waves distinctive is they break after 1-2 km, rolling from east to west with heights reaching 4-6 meters in about five minutes intervals. Surfers extremely appreciate this as they can then enjoy long, exciting barrels. No surprise the beach has hosted at least five international surfing championships.
With seven layers of towering waves continually hitting the shores in the go to the left, formation, Gland is also a favorite with left-handed surfers. The waves of G land are considered 2nd best waves on the planet after Hawaii only. Whereas Hawaii offers continuous waves all year, the summit waves at Plengkung Beach occur mainly between Apr to August. In addition to Plengkung and Hawaii, comparable waves can be found only in Australia and South Africa. A huge area of the white sandy beach is encompassed by pristine, lush green tropics forests secluded from any bustle and hustle of city life. You won’t receive a phone reception here or a TV network.
However, that is precisely what makes this beach so unique: it’s an ideal place to escape from the modern city, the atmosphere so that you can enjoy what nature has so generously provided. Put, forget all else, get in the water and surf!.