By Dian Hasan | October 20, 2009
For the seasoned Bali visitor who yearns to explore all the Isle of Gods has to offer (even an extended vacation will never suffice) and anyone who is intrigued by unique travel experience, with some fishing thrown in, here’s a Safari Camp like no other. Join Cyrus Boyum and Michael Owen, two American adventurers and fishing aficionados for a safari camp to Grajagan, East Java, for some serious Ulua fishing. For the novice, Ulua is Giant Trevally. All fishing trips depart from Bali.Jungle Ulua Fishing Adventures. And while in the area you can always go surfing at the world-famous G-Land.
Let’s start with the location, along the coast of the southeasternmost tip of East Java, deep in the Alas Purwo National Park. Alternatively, you could mention one name to any serious surfer and they’d lead you right to it: G-Land, a popular surf spot in the same area, that has been secretly on the surfers’ radars for years, before it went mainstream, thanks to the internet.
A TRUE STORY OF A SURFERS HAVEN DISCOVERY
G-Land, the surf spot was discovered by two American brothers, Bill and Mike Boyum, in 1972 when Bill spotted the area from his plane window enroute to Bali. They soon ventured to surf there. And a new surf haven was annointed as among the world’s best left! Eventually they set up a Surf Camp, and the rest, as they say, is history. G-Land has seen some of the world’s best surfers ride its waves; Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian, Joel Fitzgerald, Taj Burrow, Jamie O’Brien, Gerry Lopez, Peter McCabe, Ozzy Wright and many others.
Bills’s son Cyrus was literally born with G-Land in his DNA. Born in Hawaii, never venturing far from water. Cyrus is based in Indonesia, where he has spent much of his adult life.
Trips are conducted only from June through mid-September (during the dry season only).
Indonesia is tropical and only has two seasons. During the rainy season (monsoon) road and beach conditions do not permit trips.
All trips depart the exotic island of Bali.
Generally trips depart every 3rd day of the week, however schedules can be tailored to specific groups’ needs. For further info, please contact the founders Cyrus Boyum (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Michael Owen (email: email@example.com) of Jungle Ulua Fishing Adventures.