Pinnacles North Telo Surf Reports


August 27, 2023

Epic waves and good times aside, one of the greatest things about a trip to the Telos is connecting with Indonesia’s rich culture, and the kind-hearted, resilient people of the Telo Islands. This trip coincided with August 17, Indonesia’s Independence Day, marking the moment back in 1945 when Indonesia declared itself, well, independent. It was a…

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August 20, 2023

Some trips at Pinnacles are just fellas surfing. Other times, like these ten days in late July are different: As well as surf-til-you-drop, there’s partners! Kids! There’s beach-walks, coffee, massages, books to be read, lots of laughter, and dancing – lots of dancing. So before we get to the surfy stuff, here’s some shout outs to “the girl…

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August 12, 2023

Turning 60 is a solid landmark in anyone’s life, particularly for a surfer. You can’t surf at 60 and beyond without a having maintained a level of commitment – putting the work in, so you can still do this thing that gives you joy. Many surfers give it away before reaching that age, for reasons…

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August 7, 2023

Casting back to a full house at Pinnacles North Telo in July, with two amazing New Zealand families – The Scotts and The Lampens – and an epic couple from Oz, Nicole and Steve Cottell, as lovely as they are stylish. We’re all about every surfer having the time of their lives, so this trip…

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July 17, 2023

There’s a few outdated and just plain silly stereotypes that still linger a little in surfing: the notion that “girls don’t / can’t surf” being the most outrageously false. Another misleading trope is that surfers, from an intelligence point of view are “not the sharpest knives in the drawer”. If anyone holds the opinion that…

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June 15, 2023

It’s June and the Indian Ocean wave machine is humming at steady revs, with nothing too mind-blowingly huge, but fun waves every day. Our guests have had themselves a fine old time, with Superphotographer™ Andrew “Shooter” Shield on hand to document the action. OK. Enough writing, more pictures! But before we rip in, a MASSIVE APOLOGY in…

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June 7, 2023

Greetings fellow wave-sliding humans! Here’s a quick transmission from the glorious Telo Islands, where two guest groups recently had a fine old time at Pinnacles North Telo and Telo Island Lodge respectively. Shout outs to photographers Elise (TIL) and Shieldsy (PNT) and to superguides™ and superhosts™ Terri, Dingo, Wobby, Skye, Dom, Billy and crew. First up, a…

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May 25, 2023

But first of all … hang on! What’s going on here?  Yep, it’s a photobomb from a recent Telo Island Lodge trip! This group pic touched down AFTER we’d pulled the trigger on sending the trip report out the other day, but it’s so epic we had to sneak it in here. Whether it’s TIL or PNT, it’s always…

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May 16, 2023

PINNACLES SURF & FOIL RETREAT With Matt Wilkinson and Adam Bennetts October 5 – 15 It’s with a lot of stoke we announce Matt Wilkinson (champion professional surfer, champion fella) and Adam Bennetts (arguably the best foil surfer in the world, also excellent human) are hosting an epic Surf/Foil Retreat at Pinnacles North Telo, October 5th – 15th Ten days…

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May 4, 2023

This is why we come to the Telos. Surf. Fizzing, hissing, cracking, booming, perfect surf. The Indian Ocean pumped, and our guests leaned into a trip for the books. When the surf’s on fire like this, everything gets reduces to the fundamentals. Dinner was really important on this trip. With full attendance every night, reciting the highs and…

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