G-Land Surf is stereotypically known for its grinding down the line
barrels over shallow reef, especially when almost all photo's depict
surfers slotted and committed into gaping top to bottom pits. In
reality, those photo's are mostly of one section of a very long
stretch of reef. When guests stay at GLand there is an abundance of
waves on offer, from the grinding left-hand barrels G Land is famous
for, all the way down to small hot-dog right-handers.
The waves up the point rarely drop below head high, and flat days are almost
unheard of. If the big main point break is too much to handle for
your skill level, there is always quality waves further into the bay.
G-Land Bobby's Surf Camp is located directly in front of Money
Trees, making the main point break directly accessible, and
conditions can be assessed with a quick stroll through the camp onto
the beach. To get to 20/20's and Tigertracks you can
enjoy a scenic walk through the jungle or beach, although most
people prefer to use our transport truck or zodiac with which we offer round
trips for just a few dollars.
Right: Map of G-Land taken from Google Earth
Speedies is no doubt the jewel of G-Land. This is what the hardcore,
experienced surfers come for, to take off at 'Launching Pads' and
come flying into the Speedies freight train barrel. Expect to go the
fastest you've ever been on a surfboard, and blow your mind if you
score one of these gems. Strictly full and new moon tides are
needed, anything below 2m of tide is really dangerous, and a
mid-tide will be draining dry reef.
Right: Regular Bobby's guest Rodrigo Trajano scores a monster
tube at Speedies
Below: Eddy 'The Predator' Blackwell sets
up a boxed out barrel
Money Trees offers beautiful long walls that provide nice almond
shaped barrels and allow full speed on rail surfing. Not as shallow
or gnarly as its neighbour Speedies, but still possesses plenty of
power and speed, and stand up barrels can be had. Money Trees can be
surfed on any tide, even at low tide. This part of the reef would be
the most consistent of the G-Land Surf, almost every day waves can be had along here.
Right: Matt Dobell slicing the top off a beautiful Money Trees wall
Below: Jarred finds a sick Tree barrel
Kongs is best on the smaller days at G Land, its a full swell magnet being at
the top of the point. Surfers can unleash all their lip moves and
link together long combinations and enjoy really fun rides. The reef
is not shallow here, and the wave isn't as heavy as Money Trees. Its
a great warm up wave before taking on the more powerful waves down
Right: Jarred knocks the top off a playful Kongs section
Below: Jarred finding some late afternoon backlit golden wall at
20/20's is the last left of the 2+km point. Because it is so far in
the bay, it needs a bigger swell to work. It is basically a
mechanical lefthander that allow for a few turns before easing off
into a channel. Across from the channel is a righthander that can be
fun on its day. Basically if the outside Bombie
reef behind Money Trees is
breaking, then those same swells will be surfable at 20/20's. When
Money Trees is 6-8ft+ (double to triple overhead) then 20/20's will
have fun mellow head high waves. Floaters, reo's, 360's and cutbacks
are common place out here.
Right: Side angle look at 20/20's
Below: Jamie Mack shralps a 20/20's wall
Tigertracks is an awesome A-Frame with other surrounding waves, 5km
into the bay from camp. It is super consistent, and handles most
sized swells. A nice bowling wave that allows multiple tight pocket
turns, that peels in almost the same part of the reef every time.
Very popular with girlfriends, kids, older surfers, and also
advanced surfers that want to throw their board about.