Doldrums hit G-Land

Howzit folks Here we are after a day of serious low pressure action and no wind.. No trade winds, no clear skies and a powerful dose of humidity.. The predicted bump in the swell only reached us in the late afternoon and was severely wind affected.   Needless to say there were a few gems […]

The heart of darkness revisited

Hi Guys Welcome back to the South Eastern tip of Java.. No doubt a spot that Joseph Conrad would love to have hung out at.. We have had many an “apocolypse now” moment here over the last few weeks.. With our resident surf guide Matt (The fat bastard) Dobell, doubling as Colonel Kurtz .  There […]

Surfing : What is the definition ??

Howzit folks Here we are again, hot, humid, torpid, sweating and full of garlic and chilli. It was a hazy day, with a persistant south wind blowing down the face causing sever wrinkles and frowns of the normal glowing faces of the G-Land waves.  Once again, there were some strange surfing antics leading us to […]

Boy George busted again in South Eastern Tip of Java

The once reformed rocker who has never learnt his lesson after his short sabbatical is back for fondling the beloving jewels of Plengkung Reserve. Much to the other wave riders disgust, his “Lawyers of Arabia” approach, attire, attitude and general arrogance nearly led to his demise. Luckily it only came down to an Aussie ritual […]

Dropping swell and Big influx

Hi guys , today we had a number of crew pull in . 25 came into the camp , and only 2 left . WTF ?? ..Just like coming to a braai with no boerewors or biltong !! Once again the solicitoring android , rocked up and proceeded to voice his unwanted thoughts for the […]

Jungle politics and a dropping swell

Howzit guys , Well we are yet again surfed out after a clean day of 4-5ft waves . The morning revealed some gems down at the Pad ..and even a few Speedies sections . There were a few incidents of surf rage today . The finer details have not been revealed , but we gather […]

Turtle calls out the novices

Howdee folks Here we are again, reporting in the south eastern tip of Java. Today revealed a disjointed swell, in the 6 – 8 ft area and it turned into a day of solid paddling with a few bombs. The morning session really only had about 4 surfers in the line-up, all battling with the rip […]

Patience ..and then some .

Well folks , the swell has remained solid . So solid that were unable to attack the main break again today . If , however the vital ingredients had come togather ..we could have had a perfect day .. Such is life . We awoke to a major downpour , followed by pretty radical humidity […]

Roosters raid the coop .

The Roosters woke up bleary eyed trying to live up to there namesake .. We woke up to a massive south mass off surf .. After a couple of eggs / and bacon ….the reality was the G-land farmers had nothing worthy of cutivation on our beloved reef ..thus leading to one thing .. a […]

Big swell washout !

Well folks here we are again in the humid /torpid heat ..Swell maxed out at 8ft+ , and along with the low tides and the surge we were all forced to head twenty minutes down the track to 20/20’s . It was a clean 3-4ft ..which was pleasantly surprising … It was great to share […]

A day of cooking waves , and perspective .

Howzit guys , It has been a huge day of perfect waves and savage sunburn ..still fighting with the keyboard , but we have come to some kind of strange nexus . Today provided all punters with solid 6-8ft tubes . There were a few very memorable moments .. I’m not going to stroke anyones […]

Quick report

Howzit guys , wave are cooking .. Crew are stoked ..I just typed a massive message ..and lost it in the blog cozmos ..shit , does’nt that piss you off . Either way the moral is high and the swell is predicted to rise …everyone amping . So I suppose it’s time for one […]

Swell generator at work !

Hi guys , well there has been some pretty good surf , and the swell is predicted to rise . It was a clean 4-6ft today , and we had a fairly mellow crowd . Things are looking up , and hopefully the predicted swell doesn’t wash through . No nasty lacerations today , but […]

Blog Delirium

Working on this right now ..that is the blog , not te delirium …will report in on the morrow . Post breakfast with a better laptop !! These keys are bad , and my peripheral neuropathy is kicking in ….chat soon . Adios ….Swell is up and so are the spirits .

September G-land Froth is on !!

Well it’s that time of the year again , and the crazy September crew are heading north . News has filtered out of the camps that the surf in August was pretty good . Unfortunately there was a chap who dislocated his shoulder and there was no doc around . Yet again a reminder to […]

Leaving the Jungle…

Leaving the jungle is never easy to do, but leave I had to.. I’m writing from the shiny airport at Seoul, courtesy of their free WiFi… Speedies has been going off the last couple of days with lots of happy and frazzled folk- again crowd factor has been minimal… To summarise, I’ll quote Nick Yoga […]

The boys are back in town….

Bagus times! It’s pretty small today, if it was home you would be frothing, but the guys have called a lay day… And the boys are back in town. Kimbo, Dan and Stephane have pulled in for the swell that should be here tomorrow, so enjoying some rapid fire banter in their company…. today’s all […]


Lots of pretty stoked people in camp after yesterday’s barrelfest… today’s a little bit smaller, but still looking good, but everyone in good spirits, despite a couple of creased boards, broken boards and broken fins… I was just finishing lunch (fresh sweet and sour fish- yum) when I saw Mick the surf guide coming from […]

Surfing Doctors Conference 2010

SURFDOC conference: we are planning a week- long conference at G-land in the early season next year- probably end of April/ start May, partners and kids all welcome. Apart from the surfing component, we would also include and educational component, and some logistics planning…. please drop me an email if you would be interested in […]