“ … A stone’s throw away from what many regard as the best section of the almighty G-Land …”
G-Land Joyo’s Overview
Found on the southeastern tip of East Java Province, Joyo’s Surf Camp is built amongst the pristine Jungle of the World Heritage listed Alas Purwo National Park. More importantly, it also happens to sit a mere stone’s throw away from what many regard as the best section of the almighty G-Land – the aptly named, Speedies.
For surfers, G-Land is a wave that needs no introduction. Quite simply, it is one of the best waves on the planet – one that has seen an endless stream of surfers make an almost religious pilgrimage to the famed and mythical left since Gerry Lopez first set foot there in 1972.
Joyo’s Camp was founded in 1990, and in the 25+ years since has earned itself a favourable reputation among the nomadic troupe of surfers from all over the globe that have stayed there.
G-Land is a remote haven for those looking to escape the bustle of busier islands such as Bali. Set amongst the peaceful and wildlife filled Javanese Jungle, Joyo’s works hard to ensure this natural environment becomes part of the experience, encouraging its guests to enjoy the national park.
The camp itself plays on this by offering comfortable and modern bungalow style accommodation that emanates an authentic Indonesian vibe and invites the outside in.
Joyo’s also offer a free daily yoga class – great for stretching out any kinks you may have gained from long days spent surfing, a land shuttle to nearby waves and plenty of other activities to keep you entertained including fishing, snorkeling, diving and jungle treks to name a few.
Also, don’t forget to enquire about Joyo’s Girls Retreat!
Price & Packages
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- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Beer and soft drink (See beer allocation under accommodation tab)
- Airport transfer
- Hotel transfer
- Fast boat round trip
- Complimentary shuttle to the nearby waves of Tiger Tracks and 20/20.
- National park fee
Like most of Indonesia, G-Land has a specific season for surf. The best time to visit is between March and November, and this is the only time the camp operates.
While G-Land may be referenced as a single wave most of the time, it is in-fact made up of four distinct sections – Kongs, Moneytrees, Launching Pads and Speedies.
Kong’s – Located at the top of the point, Kong’s is the first section you’ll encounter upon reaching the lineup from the keyhole. Offering a few entry points, Kong’s delivers a ride that is more wall than white-knuckle tube, but as a general rule, it will always be bigger here than the rest of the reef, holding upwards of 10 foot.
Moneytrees – Moneytrees is all about perfection. It’s this section of reef where the wave at G-land begins to open up, delivering beautiful almond-shaped tubes. You know – the kind you daydream about when you think of surfing in Indonesia.
Launching Pads –You’ve finished your run through Moneytrees, now things are about to get a little more serious. Launching Pads isn’t so much a section itself, but rather the entry point to Speedies, where the barrel, or wipeout, of your life awaits.
Speedies – Speedies is the real deal. Shallow and unforgiving, it’s the hollowest section of the reef. This is where both risk and reward increase exponentially. You’re either going to emerge from the wave of your life or leave some skin on the reef trying.
Other Waves – We know you came here for G-Land, but believe it or not; there are also a handful of other waves to sample. For those not quite ready to try their hand at G-Land, 20/20 is a left further inside the bay that offers a mellower ride, and Tiger Tracks is a fun right-hander, which often serves as salvation for natural footers who need a dose of forehand action.
Accomodation & Facilities
Joyo’s Surf Camp offers a wide range of facilities for their guests. This includes a large communal relaxation and dining area, which features a bar stacked with ice-cold Bintangs and a variety of soft-drinks, two pool tables, table tennis, surround sound stereo, DVD player, satellite TV, and high-speed internet for those who wish to keep in touch with the real world.
And don’t forget the Sunset Deck – The perfect place to reflect on a days surfing!
Accommodation Options at G-Land Joyo’s Include
Bungalow, 2 single beds, private bathroom, blanket & mosquito net, fan cooled room, electricity until 10pm + 2 beers per day
Bungalow, 2 single beds, private bathroom, blanket & mosquito net, air-conditioning, drinking water dispenser, LED TV, terrace bench, electricity until 10pm + 3 beers per day
Bungalow, king size beds, private bathroom with heater, blanket & mosquito nets, air-conditioning, drinking water dispenser, LCD TV, DVD player, terrace with seats, wooden storage rack, 24 hour electricity + 4 beers per day
Garden view bungalow, king size beds, private bathroom with heater, blanket & mosquito nets, air-conditioning, drinking water dispenser, LED TV with international channels, DVD player, terrace with seats, wooden storage rack, 24-hour electricity + 5 beers per day
All bookings with Joyo’s include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner plus afternoon snack/bread. Also included is beer and soft drinks – just help yourself!
The food is an always tasty mix of both western and Indonesian cuisine, guaranteed to fill even the most starving surfer.
Apart from the surfing, Joyo’s offers a wide range of activities for their guests.
Why not enjoy the peace of a simple beach comb at low tide, or wait for the high tide and float above the reef with a snorkel.
Don’t feel like surfing? Why not try your luck with a spot of fishing with a charter on the camp’s boat, the G-Hab. There are also free daily yoga classes to partake in for those looking to wind down.
The camp is situated amongst Indonesia’s biggest national park. Perhaps a jungle trek is calling?
The trip to G-Land usually begins in Bali, where you will board the G-Force fast boat for the trip across the Bali Strait to Java and G-Land. The trip takes approximately two hours. Upon arrival, you will be met by one of the staff and guided to your accommodation. All you have to do after that is paddle out!