Plengkung Beach Banyuwangi, The Surfing Paradise

Many people say Indonesia is a beach paradise. Obviously this makes sense because Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world, seen from the number of islands, the area of ​​land, and the number of the world's oceans that are directly linked to Indonesian territory. Try this, compare it to Thailand or Malaysia, which have limited coverage.

Surfing on Plengkung Beach in Banyuwangi Regency.
Surfing on Plengkung Beach in Banyuwangi Regency. (Photo : ).

One area that has a beach that is famous for its waves and is also beautiful is Plengkung Beach in Banyuwangi Regency. Plengkung Beach is located on the eastern tip of Java Island directly opposite the Indian Ocean. Administratively, it is in Purworejo, Kalipait, Tegaldlimo District, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java Province

Plengkung Beach is also known as G-Land Beach. The term G-Land comes from tourists who frequently visit this beach to surf. This designation is related to the presence of waves on Plengkung Beach which are ideal for surfing. So that Plengkung Beach is now widely known by world surfers because it is one of the best surfing destinations in Southeast Asia.

Interestingly, Plengkung Beach is quite close to the Alas Purwo National Park (Alas Purwo Nastional Park), even to go to Plengkung Beach we have to go through this National Park. The total area of ​​this national park is 43,420 ha consisting of a core xona (sanctuary zone) covering 17,200 ha, xona jungle (wilderness zone) covering an area of ​​24,767 ha, xona utilization (Intensive use zone) covering an area of ​​?? 250 ha and the remaining buffer xona.

The existence of Plengkung Beach and the Alas Purwo National Park are complementary to a series of natural attractions in the form of protected forests and beautiful beaches. In addition, there are many water vehicle rentals here as well as facilities and accommodation that are very supportive for enjoying the tour.

The row of beaches in southern Java which is directly opposite the Indian Ocean causes the beach waves on this beach to be quite high. The big waves in Plengkung are also the result of pressure from the south of the earth or Antarctica.

Near from Plengkung Beach, there is a bay which is named Graajgan Bay. This bay causes Plengkung beach from the right side of the beach to have more dominant waves. The waves on this beach have a characteristic that is widely known by surfers, namely high long waves and high speed. Waves like this tend to form wave tubes which are ideal for surfers to surf.

The most sought-after waves are waves between 4 to 6 meters high. Waves like this can roll for a long time about 5 minutes before they reach the shore. The longer the waves roll, the more interesting and challenging it is for surfers.

To reach Plengkung Beach which is 86 km from the center of Banyuwangi City. First to Kaliapit. From here we continue our journey to Pasaranyar. Continue to Trianggulasi, from here just head towards the pancur which then goes to Plengkung Beach.

Plengkung Beach has been used as a place for international surving competitions for five times, and this beach has even been used for surfing and has been known by foreign tourists since 1972. So it has been a long time since this tourist attraction was famous. Team Writter

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