10 Days Surf Camp in Bali

  • 8B Kuta Beach Street Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Surf Camp in Bali

G-land is famous for its large and powerful surf, but there are waves of much less consequence that surfers have the option of playing with. Surfers from all corners of the globe have made their way to the Javanese jungle each year between March to November to sample G-Land’s fantastic waves. During these months the spot is rarely flat and there is a saying there- no swell in G-Land, no swell in Indonesia’, It’s a very special surfing destination of primitive beauty and perfect waves. G-Land (Grajagan) is truly one of the world’s great waves, perfect mechanical barreling waves, not a drop of water out of place - makes your mouth dry just thinking about it. If you are a keen on left handers what are you still doing reading this page- pack your bags!

Highlights

  • Javanese jungle
  • Home to wildlife species
  • Perfect mechanical barreling waves
  • Adventure experience for all levels of surfers
  • Transport from camp to Bali
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Healthy meals
  • 9 days with instruction
  • English
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Your stay at G-Land Bobby’s Surf Camp will be either of your choice, Standard, Deluxe and Superior rooms.

G-Land Overland Itinerary

Baggage pick-up and departure from Bali

  • On the evening of your overland departure to the camp, box van will pick up your surfboards and any other large bags between 18:00-20:00 from your hotel. At approximately 23:00, bus will pick you up from your hotel and begin the journey to Java.

  • Please note: Guests staying in Kuta on Poppies Lane 1, Poppies Lane 2, Jalan Legian, and Jalan Benesari need to come to the office at 21:30 for departure with your remaining small bag(s). For guests staying outside of the Kuta area, come to the office by 21:00 with all of your belongings. The bus will then departs from the office, pick up the remaining guests in the KUTA pick-up area, and start the journey to Java.

  • G-land Bobby’s Surf Camp apologizes for this changes, but they are no longer picking up guests on these streets in the Kuta pick-up area because the heavy traffic on these tight, 1-way streets/alleys have made it extremely difficult to keep on schedule and uncomfortable for those guests already on the bus. Please try and remember this when you are setting up your transport to bring you to the office for departure. Sometimes it can take 20 minutes to travel 500 meters in a vehicle.

Overland journey to G-Land Bobby's Surf Camp

  • The Bali side of the journey is a 2.5 hour drive to the ferry port of Gilimanuk, which is approximately 130 kilometers from Kuta. The 4 kilometer ferry crossing to Ketapang, located in East Java normally takes about 60 minutes. It’s another 3 hour drive (90 kilometers) southward towards Alas Purwo National Park, reaching the final destination at Pantai Plengkung (the traditional name for G-Land).

  • Typically, you’ll be walking into camp by 07:00 am. The time in Java is 1 hour behind Bali since the time zone runs through the Bali Strait. When you walk into the camp, the staff will be waiting; ready to welcome you and serve you breakfast. After you have eaten, the staff taking care of you, whether you’re staying in Standard, Deluxe, or Superior will take you to your bungalow. Your boards typically show up around this time and after that, you’re set to immerse yourself into G-Land.

Return trip from G-land back to Bali

  • After you have your last breakfast of the trip, you’ll begin the journey back to Bali at 8:00 am, following the same route as you did from Bali to Java. Final arrival into Kuta Beach is normally right around sunset time, about 18:00 and their driver will drop you off at your hotel in the Kuta area, including Poppies Lane 1, Poppies Lane 2, Jalan Legian, and Jalan Benesari. Your boards will typically get dropped off at your hotel around 21:00, depending on road conditions. For guests staying outside of the Kuta area, G-land Bobby’s Surf Camp can arrange transport with their drivers for both yourself and your baggage, at a cost depending on the distance from Kuta. Otherwise, they will bring you back to their office, including your large bags when they arrive later that evening.

G-Land Boat Itinerary

Baggage pick-up and departure from Bali

  • On the evening of your overland departure to the camp, box van will pick up your surfboards and any other large bags between 18:00-20:00 from your hotel. The following morning, bus will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 5:00 am, bringing you to Pantai Segara (German Beach) where fast boat is moored. This is right next to waves at Kuta Reef. The boat typically starts motoring at approximately 06:00 am.

Fastboat journey to G-Land Bobby's Surf Camp

  • The trip across the Bali Strait, along the south coast of Eastern Java’s Blambangan Peninsula, and into Grajagan Bay covers about 100 kilometers and typically takes 2 hours with smooth ocean conditions.
  • Typically, you’ll be walking into camp by 08:00 am. The time in Java is 1 hour behind Bali since the time zone runs through the Bali Strait. When you walk into the camp, the staff will be waiting; ready to welcome you and serve you breakfast. After you have eaten, the staff taking care of you, whether you’re staying in Standard, Deluxe, or Superior will take you to your bungalow. Your boards typically show up around this time and after that, you’re set to immerse yourself into G-Land.

Return trip from G-Land back to Bali

  • After you have your last breakfast of the trip, you’ll begin the journey back to Bali at 08:30 am. The return trip typically takes a little longer, about 2-3 hours due to headwinds. When you arrive at German Beach, drivers will be there waiting to take you back to your hotel in the Kuta area. Your boards will typically get dropped off at your hotel around 21:00, depending on road conditions. For guests staying outside of the Kuta area, they can arrange transport with the drivers for both yourself and your baggage, at a cost depending on the distance from Kuta. Otherwise, there are taxis that wait right there in the car lot and your boards and large bags will get dropped off at their office when they arrive later that evening at around 21:00.

G-Land Java is situated in a very large National Park in Bali Indonesia, and is home to many different species of wild life including panther, leopard, monkeys, deer, reptiles and exotic birds. It is an amazing place and you really feel that you have made it off the Beaton track.

Activities
  • Surfing
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Camp recreational facilities
Services
  • DVD player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Private bathroom with hot shower and bathtub
  • Room cleaning
  • Satellite television with international and local channels

G-land Bobby’s Surf Camp kitchen staff have dedicated themselves each off-season to expand their already diverse menu. They’ve always remained focused on keeping their meals both nutritious and exciting. G-land Bobby’s Surf Camp offers 3 breakfast menu and approximately 25 choices for lunch. Their dinner menu rotates each night with a main course that rarely repeats itself. Only those guests that basically “live” at G-land for more than 5 weeks will eat the same main course twice. The kitchen staffs have worked extremely hard to build a solid reputation for themselves. They are known throughout the jungle to have great food that is prepared the way you ask for and will ultimately keep you feeling strong through each session in the ocean. G-land Bobby’s Surf Camp menu for 2015 includes cuisine from Italy, France, Thailand, USA, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia.

  • Airport transfer on arrival (request prior to arrival)
  • Complimentary T-shirts and stickers
  • Government daily tax
  • Fast boat
  • Fountain soda and filtered water
  • Full spring mattress bed with mosquito net (optional double bed)
  • Use of camp recreational facilities

What to bring

3 surfboards (all-rounder, mini-gun, gun). Or at least 2 boards.

Books, crossword puzzles, magazines

Good ding repairers in G-Land who can fix snaps and creases, but of course you need a board while it’s getting fixed.

Insect repellent, light trousers & long sleeve top for early mornings and evenings

Leg ropes, at least 2, including a longer bigger wave leash

MP3 players, camcorder, camera, laptop

Neoprene. Spring suit, short-john, wet suit vest/jacket are good options.

Reef Booties

Small money for any random purchases, ding repairs, laundry, etc. Note we do have credit card facilities in camp also.

Sun Protection: Good sunblock, zinc, even surfing hats and sunglasses. The glare gets really bad in the afternoons.

Warm water wax

For information about the booking conditions, please send G-Land Bobby's Surf Camp an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Luke from Bronte, New South Wales, Australia
    9 out of 10

    "Best time I have ever had. A bit of money could be spent renovating, but with waves like that, food, and service par excellence, I cannot say a bad word about Bobby's. Met great people there too. Just amazing."

    G-Land Bobby's Surf Camp, Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Mark
    9 out of 10

    "This was our 4th stay at Bobby's and, with 19 guys arriving on numerous flights at different times on different days from different destinations it was always going to be complicated. The Bobby's Bali office staff excelled themselves (again) with every transfer request met and all accommodation selections fulfilled. As usual, the guys working at the camp were their friendly and accommodating selves going above and beyond to make the regulars and first timers all feel part of the same family. The new 'Executive' villas are great with heaps of room, efficient air con, reliable Wi-Fi and none of the power outages we'd experienced in previous years. If you're looking for a 5 Star experience, don't go but, if you want a first rate surf travel experience, this is still the place. Awesome waves, great people and no hassle. Already looking forward to next year!"

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Mark Spencer from Indonesia
    9 out of 10

    "Best surf camp in Indonesia , it’s no silver service but the staff are friendly and will do anything to help you out, everything is clean and the amenities work, the jungle experience is real and there to be enjoyed but take care you are a very long way from anywhere."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by MotherSunshine from Hawaii
    9 out of 10

    "My husband has been to Bobby's Camp 5 times, and my daughter and I have gone with him 3 of those 5 times (she was 10yrs for her first trip). It is the only place in the world my husband ever wants to go. He literally gets withdrawals when he skips a year (not kidding). Of course we go because of the surf break for my husband (G-land itself is for advanced surfers only), but my daughter and I are always treated with respect and kindness. Everyone at Bobby's Camp seems to care. It feels like one big happy family which we are lucky enough to be a part of. We are always taken care of. We always feel safe, never in danger, not even on the speedboat over there and not in the cabins in the middle of the dense jungle. Do not expect luxury. It isn't supposed to be. No stuffiness here. Just relax and enjoy. It is an adventure. It's beautiful. Time stops. It's a magical place. Now I want to go back just talking about it."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by MBobStanton from Sydney, Australia
    9 out of 10

    "Best food, best location, and best vibe - most of all the best staff. These guys make the whole thing run like clockwork and they put everyone in a good, chilled mood. Have spent about a month total in G-Land across several trips and will always go back to Bobby's. Make sure you get the fast boat over - definitely worth the money."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Bobby’s Surf Camp is the first and original camp at G-Land, operating for more than 30 years and popular by surf legends from the US and Australia.

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Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird. To benefit, book or reserve before March 1, 2016.

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