We outline 11 beautiful Indonesian surf breaks below for which our expert guides and staff put you in the spot. The Telo region provides super consistent surf for longboards, shortboards, and bodyboards alike. Perfect reefy barrels, mixed in with long gentle faces.
In the end all of the travel, time and energy to get to a remote surf resort destination is trivially wiped away with just that one epic wave. Our staff, speedboat transfers, and uncrowded region of plentiful surf is eagerly awaiting to get you out there.
Telo Island Lodge Surf Reports
The Surf Spots
The crown jewel. An intense but fun tubular right, about 20 minutes from the lodge, and named after Aussie surfing legend Grant Thomas (who holds the Telo Island Lodge Bintang record). GT’s has been compared to HT’s in the Mentawais – but without the shallow end section. This world-class tube has featured on the cover of many magazines.
A fun, sometimes challenging, bowling right out front of The Lodge that offers everything from hittable walls to tube rides. Less than 100 meters from your bedroom, this is our home break and it a sight to behold when it turns on.
An epic left point over coral, with a prehistoric backdrop. This is a wave of moods, from heart-in-mouth tubes to totally whackable walls. Located in southern part of our range, Jurassic Park requires a full days outing and a couple of hours in the speedboats to access – which is fitting for a trip back in time.
SCHOOL YARDS REGION
Made up of several separate waves, all of which work on different swell directions, the “yard” is about 10 minutes from the lodge 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.
Set before one of the most stunning backdrops in the region, this super-fun right lies about eight minutes from the lodge. Pinnacles is a great longboard wave, and in certain conditions becomes one of the better breaks in the area.
A pretty righthander that runs along the edge of a nearby island. Has been compared to Lagundri Bay. At three to five feet it may be one of the most enjoyable rights on the planet. Suits beginners to intermediate surfers. 10 minutes from the 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. 15 minutes from the lodge.
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. 28 minutes from the lodge.
Wegs equals Kegs. An amazing coral point, 35 minutes south of the lodge. Nothing but high-speed tubes.
A spirited, wrapping, mechanically perfect righthander. The water clarity here has to be seen to be believed and has been the location of many fine tube rides. Many personal-best speed records have been achieved here. 10 minutes from the lodge.
A very long, bowling, walling left that will throw up the occasional tube section. The left is one of the most consistent breaks in the area, and is located directly behind the lodge, a mere two-minute boat ride away. Max’s left works on the opposite winds to Max’s Right, so one of our ‘locals’ is always offshore. The left has been the location of countless memorable sessions and is a returning guest favorite.
Our Surfing Guides
A good surf guide understands the ocean. A great surf guide understands his guests. At Telo Island Lodge, our guides are the key to our success, and are responsible for countless guests riding the best waves of their lives. We invest seriously in hiring and developing the best surf guides in the world. World-Class surfers who focus on enhancing your experience, not their own.
Our fleet of surf transfer speedboats are among the most comfortable and fastest in the surf resort industry. Equipped with all of your boards, some energizing snacks, a photographer, and a most skilled captain and waterman. You are stoked to get underway on your surfing, leisure, or fishing adventure.
We have your surf equipment covered at the Telo Island Lodge. Travel board-free and utilize our complimentary SUPs or top-notch boards for hire. Or if you want to bring your own boards and leave them at the lodge for hassle-free travel on your next trip, we have your back.