Perfect, uncrowded waves are increasingly rare — especially in Bali, one of the world’s best surf destinations and a magnet for hundreds of thousands of surfers each year.
But the launch of Asia’s first Heli-Surfing tour promises the ride of a lifetime both in the air and on the waves, for the ultimate surf adventure. Exclusively available to guests of Four Seasons Resorts Bali, helicopter day-trips to the legendary Grajagan (better known as G-Land) on neighbouring Java Island.
Whether you want to test yourself in one of the world’s best breaks or simply seclude yourself from Bali to enjoy some rippable jungle perfection, one thing is certain – once you return to the comforts of your five-star resort for sunset cocktails, you and your friends will command some serious bragging rights.
The private Heli-Surfing tours provide unprecedented, fuss-free access to uncrowded waves otherwise difficult to access by land. A 45-minute flight across the strait from Bali brings guests to a landing area right in front of G-Land’s waves on the edge of a national park in East Java. Pristine jungle, untouched beaches, free-roaming wildlife and ultra-fast, heart-thumping tubes are there to enjoy all-day, before the flight back to Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay in time for sunset.
Four Seasons location in Jimbaran gives surfers convenient access to Bali’s best breaks, and the new Heli-Surfing tours take it to the next level, giving guests the experience of a lifetime,” said Uday Rao, General Manager of Four Seasons Resorts Bali. “Whether you’re a surfer or spectator, G-Land is a magical place for a day-trip that is now within easy reach of Bali.”
While the surfers make the most of their time in the water, non-surfers can watch the action from the pristine beaches and explore the coastline and wildlife of the national park. Or they can remain at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay, immersed in the comfort of their newly-renovated villa and enjoying their own unique experiences such as a temple tour and blessing by the resident ‘Mangku’ (Priest), culinary journey at Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy, curative ritual at The Healing Village Spa and beachfront dining at chic Sundara — where they can watch the waves and prepare themselves for the stories they’ll hear upon the chopper’s return.
Best time to go: April through November, targeting mid- to high-tides
Skill level: G-Land is ultra-fast with tubing and shallow breaks, recommended for brave and skilled surfers. However, playful waves exist nearby for less confident surfers and sheltered locations offer dreamy conditions for beginners.
Maximum capacity of helicopter: 5 passengers (4 guests and 1 guide).
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