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 are the latest in surf exploration from Tropicsurf, which offers bespoke surf tours and international coaches from its base at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay.
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. Tropicsurf also offers speed boat transfers to G-Land, as well as boat tours around Bali’s best breaks and beginner lessons in the calm waters of Jimbaran Bay.
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.