One of the regions best right hand waves is directly in front of the lodge, about 80 meters from the front steps. All transfers to the lodge are done via air and are inclusive in the package price. All surf transfer boats are state-of-the-art and Telo Island Lodge features double redundancy (each boat has a back-up boat of equal quality) on all marine equipment. The guides are experienced in the region and provide a service second to none.
One of the region’s premier rights, is directly in front of the lodge, approximately 80 meters from the doorstep, and provides an ever-changing outlook for lodge guests. A fun and sometimes challenging, hollow right hander.
Also known as Churches or Missionaries, this is a long, bowling left is one of the most consistent breaks in the area.
Suited to advanced-level surfers, the Bubble is a super-sucky right that does a 180-degree wrap before ending in deep water.
Also called Rangas, this is a super-fun, super tubular right that has been compared to HT’s in the Mentawai’s without the shallow end section.
Another epic left point on coral, Jurassic’s is set in a backdrop that influenced the name and can vary from a full heart-in-your-mouth type tube to a fun totally wackable wall.
Shallow, dangerous and perfect, this can be one of Indonesia’s best waves on the rare occasions it breaks.
Made up of several separate waves, all of which work on different swell directions, the “yard” is about 10 minutes from the resort and open to the full brunt of swell. Schoolyards can offer everything from a “Sunset Beach” style open-ocean peak, to fun hittable rights and lefts. A trip to the yard always draws a smile.
An easy, user-friendly right that runs along the edge of a nearby island. Ideal at 3-5ft. Great for beginners and intermediate surfers, just 10 mins from your lodge.
Made up of two separate reef passes, the E.R. features multiple lefts and rights. Best on a very light to medium swell, the E.R. has a wave suited to all levels of experience. Generally the surf needs to be flat at our other breaks for this to be its best. The E.R. is also home to some amazing live coral and snorkeling. 25 minutes from the resort.
A shallow, tubing left suited for intermediate and advanced surfers. Dislocators is in a region to the south that is more suited to the advanced level surfer willing to leave a little skin on the reef. 35 minutes from the resort.
Wegs equals Kegs. An amazing coral point, 45 minutes south of the resort. Nothing but high-speed tubes.
Offers reliable left that is offshore in the SE. A swell magnet, can handle real size. Long left walls with barrel sections up to 300m offer reliable fun. Suits surfers from intermediate to advanced as well as big wave chargers
On the SW side of the telos is a rare feature, a long beach fully exposed to swell. Often too big to surf, however when the swell eases back the Beachie offers thick barrels on shallow sand when all other waves are flat.
Pricing & Packages
10 nights from USD $5320
Package inclusions: accommodation in a luxury villa, met by a Telo Island Lodge representative at the Medan airport and either transferred directly to their charter flight or should you require an overnight stay on your journey be taken to the JW Marriott in Medan, chartered round-trip air service from Medan to Pulau Telo, then covered speed boat a short 20-minute ride to the lodge, an industry leading western guide ratio of 4:1, all-inclusive authentic Indonesian culinary meals, 3 per day + daily sunset snacks catering from their Four Seasons trained chef and his staff, loads of activities such as kayaking, fishing, standup paddle boarding, snorkelling, cultural excursions, cooking classes or simply relaxing on the beach or beside their infinity-edge pool
Telo Island Lodge is a full service surf resort featuring, fly-in fly-out fully guided surfing experiences for a maximum of eight guests. The common area is a huge open-plan space that features a bar, TV lounge area, full-size table tennis table and individual reading areas. The grounds of the lodge are all manicured with multiple decked areas featuring umbrellas and sun lounges with a view of the break directly in front of the lodge and the bar is also accessible from the main deck area. Situated lagoon-side in a protected pocket at the base of a small mountain, Telo Island Lodge commands a vista over one of Indonesia’s most coveted surfing locations. Max’s Right, one of the region’s premier rights, is directly in front of the lodge, approximately 80 meters from the doorstep, and provides an ever-changing outlook for lodge guests. The lodge itself is an open-plan post-and-beam construction fusing local North Sumatran construction style with western ideals.
If you’re looking for thundering 10-foot tubes across shallow sharp reefs, this is not the ideal location, but if you’re into chasing 3-6 foot user-friendly perfect surf with you and a few mates, there are few locations on the planet better. The surf there is ultra-consistent in the 3-5-foot range, with lefts and rights that work in all tides, and opposite wind directions virtually guaranteeing off-shores every day.
The meals are all-inclusive – with the exception of select alcoholic beverages – at the Telo Island Lodge and have been designed to emphasize fresh, healthy, super-food/performance-enhancing nourishment to maintain peak energy levels during the experience. The Chef Restu has a bevy of unique dishes at the ready, as well as the ability to provide a menu based on dietary requirements upon request prior to arrival.
A good surf guide can make or break a trip and they can save you incalculable time, money and frustration. The Telo Island guides (Dane Pioli, Dan Corbett, Agus Rianto, Hendrianto) are world-class surfers who focus on enhancing guest experiences, not their own. They ensure your time is maximized, and match a surf break’s degree of difficulty with your own individual abilities and comfort zones.
Eco Excursions - If you’re keen to explore the island, there’s a variety of options: visit an ancient mangrove forest, explore island terrestrial caves or volunteer in the village school for a day. Fishing - Telo Island has an extensive range of gear and lures, but if you want you can bring your own equipment. Snorkeling - With good coral reefs and a limited commercial fishery, Telo Island is a snorkeler’s dream. They supply all the equipment you need.