Plengkung Beach or G-Land is one of the beaches in Banyuwangi that has been popular as ‘The Seven Giant Waves Wonder’ among surfers around the world. In addition to the Plengkung, only Hawaii, Australia, and South Africa have such enormous waves. Waves in Plengkung is the second biggest after Hawaii and that has waves continuously rolling throughout the year. Crests of waves in Plengkung only happen in certain months between April and August. Therefore it is not surprising that Plengkung has becomes a host for international surfing event for five times.
G in G- Land indicates Grajagan word, which is the name of a bay. G-land or Plengkung beach is surrounded by pristine rainforest and beautiful, thus offering a complete package to travel and exercise.
The beach is located in the southern part of the district of Banyuwangi, East Java. The beach is much visited by local or international community. However, the coast is dominated by foreigners who want to play with the waves, and surf. G-Land has waves with heights that can raise the adrenaline of the surfers, especially the foreigners.
G-Land itself is often used for surfing competition, which once used to introduce this beach in the world as a wealth of Indonesia.
The beach is still unknown to many people because of its extremely remote location. G-Land is only known by some people who really interested in surfing.
The uniqueness of this beach is that G-Land has a combination of three colors, which are white, blue, and green that create exotic scenery, and make it different from the other beaches, such as the ones in Bali and Hawaii.
Waves on the Plengkung beach are very scary for some people around. However, for people who have a hobby of surfing, it’s very challenging and fun. Plengkung beach is very suitable for foreign tourists to visit and further enliven this beach. The water at the beach Plengkung is also very clean. Therefore, foreigners love this beach.
This beach is located as part of the National Park Alas Purwo and the huge waves at this beach is one of the best waves in the world, with waves as high as 4-6 meters along the 2 km in 7 composite wave formations. Waves on the beach Plengkung are the major attraction of the beach. Beside the waves, the sand on the beach is also white, beautiful, and riveting.
The main access to the beach is from Banyuwangi, and it is quite far away and hard to find. From Banyuwangi town, the time spent to reach the beach Plengkung is 2 hours away. The road leading to the beach is part of Alas Purwa forest inhabited by many animals such as chickens and pigs. This forest is famous for its mystical story, especially because many shamans meditate there.
For visitors, to stay and spend the night on the Plengkung beach , the locals provides many places to stay.
There are three well-known surf camps on the Plengkung beach such as, G – Land Surf & Resort , Joyo surf camp , and Bobby ‘s surf camp. The quality of the accommodations is very trusted and qualified for international standard.
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