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GETTIN’ SURFISTICATED!

August 28, 2019

…with Rob Machado and Friends World’s happiest Surfer, Rip Zinger, paddles back out after another Best Wave Of His Life and screams “Someone call the ambulance! I’ve just shredded my brains out”. Fellow guests Chris, Jacques, Kim, Leslie, Renee and host Rob Machado can’t help but laugh. Rip’s stoke is infectious and contagious, and is…

CHARGERS

August 13, 2019

A good bunch of surf-hungry humans called Telo Lodge home, 3rd-13th August. They came from all over the planet and headed home with appetites satisfied. So, with no further ado, let’s meet: Adam Trehane. London, UK. Adam’s 2nd time to TIL. Poor bugger missed his connection out of Singapore and instead of doing the Nias/ferry…

NEV’S SHAPE ESCAPE

September 3, 2019

One master shaper. Two great swells. Eight great guests. Magic trip. Let’s meet the legends. Nev Hyman, Gold Coast QLD. Eternal Grommet – the Legend foam-mower who shaped guests a custom board each for this trip. Super-genuine human with a million stories, and humble about his achievements. Only missed one session all trip. Shall we…

ALL OURS!

September 1, 2019

Two solid hits of South West swell ensured an abundance of waves for our three guests this last trip. Let’s meet ’em: Meghan Connelly and partner Kirk Foster. A super friendly and easy-going husband and wife team, out here celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary. Based in Florida and both working in anaesthesiology, these guys live…

POTTZ AND FRIENDS

August 23, 2019

WSL commentator Joe Turpel could barely raise himself out of bed for the better part of a fortnight just recently. A part of him was missing – and that part was ’89 World Champ Martin Potter… who’d bolted to Telo Island Lodge with a bunch of buddies. Let’s do a quick roll call. Martin Potter.…

…LOST, IN INDO, AGAIN

August 12, 2019

You probably haven’t heard of …Lost Surfboards by Mayhem – it’s an obscure surfboard brand with hardly any worthwhile team riders to speak o… WHAT? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Here’s just a few …Lost team riders: Carissa Moore, Caroline Marks, Grif Colapinto, Joan Duru, Kolohe Andino, Mason Ho, Yago Dora, Mick Rodrigues, Taj Burrow and…

THE BOURTON SHAPE ESCAPE

August 11, 2019

Pinnacles hosted the first of our 2019 Shape Escapes, with Gold Coast legend foam-mower Murray Bourton shaping a custom board for several of our guests. No better way to test out a new sled than in glassy indo lineups with your shaper on the shoulder taking notes. Let’s meet our crew. Dave McPherson, Coffs Harbour…

Shellbacks!

July 25, 2019

An epic bunch of legends from different cultures and creeds came and surfed their brains out here at Telo Lodge. Lets meet ‘em quick smart. Derek “Tonsil” Levy Earnt the nickname ‘Tonsil” after spectacular lip-launch at GTs. Ringleader of the trip and hard charger who enjoyed the technical nature of GT’s. Chiro by trade out…

Family Free

July 25, 2019

A pretty sweet family vibe at Pinnacles North Telo through July, and lots of waves too! Let’s meet our clans from earlier in the month, trip 19, 2nd – 12th July. Fiona, James, Sophie & Kayla Butcher. The Butcher family hail from a small crayfish town in West Australia, where 16-year-old Sophie and 18-year-old Kayla…

THE 79-DAY ITCH

July 5, 2019

On Sunday, 24th March earlier this year, departing guest Olivier gives Pinnacles staff a bro-hug goodbye, walks across the tarmac and climbs aboard the waiting charter flight. Soon the Cessna Grand Caravan is a vanishing speck in the bright blue Sumatran sky. Ollie’s heading home. Fast forward exactly 79 days and that very same plane…

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