The Pegasus story began with the creation of Telo Island Lodge just over a decade ago.

From the word go, Telo Island Lodge – with a right-hander out front and a left-hander around the back – was unique: exclusive but inclusive; top-shelf quality from the food to the fleet, but lighthearted and fun at the same time; a commitment to waves that exhausts the most surf-hungry maniac after a few days, but free from any of that “gnarlier than thou” nonsense attitude.

And to this day, this both defines us and explains why Pegasus exists.

The crew here at Pegasus are hopelessly in thrall to the surf, the ocean, the nature and adventure that surrounds it.

Not only do our lodges allow us to keep indulging our passions, we’ve found that there’s nothing more satisfying than sharing the experience, and making friends along the way.

It might be presumptuous to speak on behalf of all the Pegasus crew, scattered at various spots on various (mostly) coral islands, but we know what a privilege it is to be in this game.

Basically, the few weeks of the year you’re with us, we get to see you at your most open and carefree. That stoke is infectious, and not only does it make our days happier, it also inspires us to give the best of ourselves too.

Anyway, enough hippy feel-good carry-on! We’d love to see you at any of our places.

Let’s go get some waves.


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ryder thomas


A fifth-generation kama'aina, Ryder grew up surfing the elusive west-side reefs of the Big Island of Hawaii (where the abundance of tiger sharks may have contributed to his development as a champion swimmer).

Ryder went on to a career as a securities lawyer and investment banker before founding Pegasus in 2012.

When not traveling on the job, Ryder splits his time between Sausalito, California, and New York City with his wife Maria Luisa and their five children, Austen, Wesley, Eugenia, Ozzy, and Indy.




Aaron has spent the last 20 years building companies in the tech space. With 4 exits under his belt from startups he founded, he brings his expertise in building teams, customer acquisition, scaling operations, and passion for building products people love using to Pegasus Lodges.

Recently relocated from Seattle to Puerto Rico to expand operations from a sunnier environment, Aaron lives with his wife Elle, daughter Harper, and their dog Mooney.


Dylan "Dingo" Russell

Lodge Manager, Telo island

“Dingo” grew up in a small coastal town in South Africa, and by the age of 12 was into bodyboarding and junior lifeguarding which set the pattern for a life devoted to the ocean – surfing as much as possible, lifeguarding, fishing, and diving.

Dingo came out to the Telos in 2016 on a surf trip, met the crew at the lodge, fell in love with the waves and the dream, and made it his mission to secure an internship at Telo Lodge. And, as they say, the rest is history. Dingo was one of the most popular, respected, and knowledgeable guides in the Telos which is why he's now joined the executive ranks at Pegasus as one of our Telos Lodge Managers.



Lodge Manager, Pinnacles

Jacque was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and surfing has been the center of his universe since childhood. His natural friendliness and people skills, as well as his surf skills, make him a natural for the job. Wobby first came here as a Telo Island Lodge guest a few years back and fell in love with the waves and the Indonesian way of life.

He returned to Cape Town to sort out his affairs and flew back to the Telos, where he’s been at Pinnacles since the beginning of operations and now as a Manager, has helped Pinnacles and the Telos grow it into what they are today.

Safety Partners


We've partnered with Global Rescue, the world's leading membership organization providing medical, security, evacuation, travel risk and crisis management services.

booking Partners

World Wave Expeditions | Pegasus Lodges
The Perfect Wave | Pegasus Lodges
Wolrd Surfaris | Pegasus Lodges
Wavehunters | Pegasus Lodges
Tropic Surf | Pegasus Lodges
Atoll Travel | Pegasus Lodges
The Fly Shop | Pegasus Lodges
Soul Surf Travel | Pegasus Lodges

Want to become a Pegasus Lodges Booking Partner? Contact us at [email protected].


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