Surfâ€™s upâ€”way upâ€”at one of Indonesiaâ€™s most legendary breaks. Tropicsurf has recently launched a heli-surfing tour to G-Land in East Java, exclusive to those staying at Four Seasons Resorts Bali in Jimbaran and Ubud. For US$10,000, the luxe surf operator will ferry up to four guests on a 45-minute helicopter flight across the strait from southern Bali. Itâ€™s a princely sum, but it does save you the trouble of a two-hour boat ride or a circuitous half-dayâ€™s drive down potholed country roads. Youâ€™ll also receive the help of a surf guide and a private speedboat to make the most of those fast, heart-thumping tubes G-Land is rightly known for. And with Alas Purwo National Park right on their doorstep, non-surfing companions will find plenty to do before being whisked back to Jimbaran in time for sunset.
This article originally appeared in the December 2016/January 2017Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śBarrel Feverâ€ť).