G-land is known as one of the best surfing spots in the world that stems from the expedition story of foreign surfers who “discovered” the G-land beach as one of the surfing spots. In 1972, there were 8 groups of surfers doing the expedition to the G-land area. This expedition is further divided into two travel routes, namely through land routes and sea lanes.
Three groups used boats and five other groups using land routes. Travel expeditionary groups who use the land route took them to the village of Grajagan. From this village they along the coast about 20 kilometers to reach Plengkung. While the struggle of the sea lane group reached Plengkung harder. They face the shortage of clean water, but eventually landed at Plengkung Beach. This is where they set up camp to review the feasibility of g-land Beach as a surfing spot.
G-land beach has waves that are always there constantly throughout the year. In April – August, the waves reach the highest peak. Not surprisingly, g-land beach has been made five times as a place of international surfing activities.
There are four types of waves at Plengkung Beach Banyuwangi – G-Land Beach Banyuwangi. Surfers call the smallest waves with the term “chickens”, then “speedies”, and “monkey trees”. The biggest waves are named “kongs”.