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Lodge Surf Reports

MELLOW MAGIC

October 15, 2019

As the Indo Season supposedly winds down, clever humans come to Pinnacles to gorge on empty lineups and head-high sessions. And if there’s a birthday to be celebrated along the way, so much the better! Let’s meet this mellow bunch of champions. David Sykes, Perry Harrison and Gary Coots. A tight-knit trio of New-South-Welshmen. David…

SEPTEMBER SESSIONS

September 19, 2019

Good bunch of travellers made themselves at home at Telo Lodge just now. Say hello to: Dr Amy “Billy’s Mum” Weich – Goofy footed surf mum from Hawaii, loved surfing Max’s Left and taking a swing at the sets. A hip flexor issue was never a problem out in the water, but strangely proved challenging…

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…