Our aim is to spend the majority of our trips surfing with just the people staying at the lodge (maximum eight). This is not always possible, but there are plenty of waves in this area and due to our extensive experience we know how to be in the right place at the right time while still avoiding major crowds. Whilst it is inevitable that we will come across other surfers from time to time you can rest assured you will get plenty of waves. There are many different breaks within an hour’s drive of the lodge and 70% of them are within 20 mins. THE SURF HERE IS ULTRA CONSISTENT in the 3-5-foot range, lefts and rights that work in all tides and opposite wind directions virtually guaranteeing offshores every day. The ones you will see on this page are just a sample of the places we regularly surf. The waves vary but the closest to the lodge are:
Max’s Left/Churches/Mishos - a long, bowling left that will throw up a tube in two separate sections perfect for the intermediate to advanced surfer. Located directly behind the lodge.
Max’s Right - a fun, bowling right that offers everything from hittable walls to tube rides. Less than 100 metres from the lodge, the right is our home break.
GT’s - a super-fun, super tubular, right about 20 minutes from the lodge. Named after Aussie legend Grant Thomas who holds the Telo Island lodge bintang record.
Schoolyards - made up of three separate waves all of which work on different swell directions, the “yard” is about 10 minutes from the lodge. All these waves are rights.
Pinnacles - a super-fun right about five minutes from the lodge. Pinnacles is a great longboard wave and also has a great air section in its end bowl. This wave is set in one of the prettiest backdrops in the region.
Le Ba - another pretty right that runs along the edge of a nearby island. Suits beginners to intermediate surfers. 10 minutes from the lodge.
The Bubble - suited to advanced-level surfers, the Bubble is a super-sucky right that does a 180-degree wrap. Ten minutes from the lodge.
The E.R. - made up of two separate reef passes, the E.R. features two lefts and three rights. Best on a very light to medium swell, the E.R. has a wave suited to all levels of experience. Fifteen minutes from the lodge.
Wegs - an amazing coral point suited to intermediate to advanced surfers, nothing but high-speed tubes. Thirty-Five minutes from the lodge.
Zippers - a super-fast left suited to experienced surfers, Zippers is a racing tube over a shallow reef 15 minutes from the lodge.
Dislocators - a shallow, tubing left suited to intermediate to advanced surfers, 28 minutes from the lodge.
Surf Transfer Boats:
Supervised by Marine Operations Manager, Dave Simons and crewed by our Marine Operations Staff, Agus and Andy, our main transfer boat, 80 Down, is a 7.3M centre-console, targa top, computer-designed plate alloy Kahjaya vessel.
80 Down features full navigation systems and on board electronics that put many large yachts to shame and keep us in communication with the resort at all times. It also features on board music systems that play everything from CD’s to MP3/I-pods. 80 Down is powered by eco-friendly state of the art twin 150 HP 4-stroke outboards, carries 600 litres of fuel and has a top speed of 40 knots. All guest seating is on padded chairs and undercover and we carry a full stock of ice-cold beer, water and soft drinks. 80 Down can get up to 12 people and their surfing equipment to most breaks in our region in total comfort and a matter of minutes. The boat is capable of 26 knots cruise, 33 knots top speed, getting you to most breaks in total comfort and a matter of minutes.
Our back-up boat, Zero Down, is a 26-foot centre-console, computer-designed-7mm plate alloy, Phil Current model designed and cut in Australia. ZD is powered by a 200 hp Yamaha two-stroke outboard. She carries 200 litres of fuel, giving a full-speed run time of four hours. The boat is fitted with two-way communications, GPS.
Lagoon/Service Tenders: In addition to our main surf transfer boats we also have an array of smaller boats that are used for everything from supply transfer to lagoon cruising. The smallest of these is "Bombay Sapphire" a 5-meter flat bottom wood boat and the largest of these is "Marlin 2" a 7-meter cargo boat. These boats are handmade by the local community using local hardwood.
Optimum surf conditions for the Telo Island:
Swell: Sth or SW