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A Monster Energy preview of the 2022 Quiksilver Pro G-Land

Monster Lineup for the Quiksilver Pro G-Land 2022

May 312022

The last time this event ran was in 1997. There were no webcasts. Very little infrastructure. 44 men and no women. Legendary WSL lensman Peter “Joli” Wilson was there, and recalled dodging deadly snakes — daily — and even seeing tiger footprints in the sand at low tide. Such is the wilderness of this place, which is only a 3-hour boat ride from the relative comfort and ease of Bali. Now, after a 25-year hiatus, the WSL is going back to Grajagan (“G-Land”) to see if this thinned-out tour of 22 men and 10 women jive with this Javanese wave. With comparisons to Cloudbreak in Fiji, we’re thinking they certainly will. The 2022 Quiksilver Pro G-Land runs from May 28 to June 6. Tune in to WSL to cheer on the Monster team.

What to Expect:


How’s the forecast?

Could be worse, could be better. But the good news is that the beginning of the event window will see contestable surf right out of the gates, and we’ve got our fingers crossed for something more substantial to appear on the long-range forecast, soon.


How long will it take to run the event?

Following the mid-year cut, the time it takes to run a contest has shrunk by 32% percent, which means they could theoretically run the entire thing during one swell. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Monster Threats


Filipe Toledo: For the second contest in a row Filipe will be wearing the yellow jersey. Look for him to use this surge of confidence to once and for all prove his skill in backhand tubes.


Seth Moniz: Sitting comfortably above the cut line and already qualified for the 2023 world tour, expect Seth to remind the world why he’s one of the best barrel riders in the world.

Griffin Colapinto: Up two spots to No. 10 in the world, this is where Griffin’s campaign for the top-5 really begins. Can he convince a new generation that the G in G-Land is actually for Griffin? It wouldn’t surprise us.