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Telo Island Lodge Surf Reports

SIX OF THE BEST

September 15, 2023

As August morphed into September, the surf in Indo remained – hmmmm, how do we put this kindly – variable. While we’ve had our moments, it certainly wasn’t a stellar mid-to-late season across the archipelago. Despite the challenges of ornery conditions, we worked hard to find our six stellar guests – an awesome mini United Nations of…

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THE MANDURAH MARAUDERS

September 12, 2023

We’ve been a bit quiet on the trip report front lately. Your correspondent’s mum passed away a few weeks back, and putting this report together is your scribe’s first tentative entry back into the world of ‘work’. What better way to get back on the horse than to share the story of TIL Trip 16, where…

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CURSE OF THE FAT HATTERS

August 23, 2023

Newsflash: Telo Lodge trip 15 had pretty f@#k’n ordinary surf! It happens from time to time. Even in prime time Indo. The Indian Ocean swell generator broke down, the weather was average. Good thing our guests – a bunch of true blue Aussie best mates – were just happy to be here, waves or no…

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WITNESS THE FITNESS

August 15, 2023

Sounds obvious, but it’s good to look after your health and fitness, hey: you’ll live longer, your joints will hold up as you age, and you’re just able to do experience life more fully. And if you’re coming to the Telos in August, you’ll be able to keep surfing, day after day after day, as…

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TENA BAROSH!

August 11, 2023

No doubt you’re asking, “What the heck does Tena Barosh mean?” Now, we might not have the spelling right, but Tena Barosh is Hebrew for “Hit It On The Head!” … which was a multi-purpose motto for this trip. Basically, anything that contained an element of Stoke was Tena Barosh, and there was a LOT…

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SILVER LININGS

July 30, 2023

We’re in the tropics, right? There’s palmtree-lined beaches, right? It’s all blue sky and tradewinds, right? Well, what’s this bloody thunderstorm all about then? Yep, we get some weather here sometimes, but that’s cool, it makes for epic atmospherics, the storms blow through faster than a GTs takeoff, and normal tropical transmission returns before you…

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FRESHWATER CREEK’S FINEST

July 18, 2023

The ‘Surf Coast’ of Victoria, in Australia, is known by surfers worldwide as the home of Bells Beach, Winkipop, as well as many other fine coldwater breaks. It’s also home to Freshwater Creek, a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village halfway between Geelong and Anglesea. And here’s where we find “Freshwater Creek Cakes”, a bakery and cake shop that…

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PAPA SMURF’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

July 10, 2023

We’re right in the midst of the Indo swell season and the Telo Island Lodge good vibes factory keeps pumping at high revs.This was another small guest group with only five legends joining us. They flew into a swell, and left on a swell, so it’s fair to say we crammed a whole lot of…

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MONKEY’S WEDDING

June 25, 2023

So we’re zooming home across the water after sessions at Kindys and The Bubble when, despite the bright morning sun, the heavens open with rain. Superguide™ Dom looks around and says with a smile, “Monkey’s Wedding”… Eh? … Turns out “Monkey’s Wedding” is a Saffir expression for a sunshower. We all agree it’s an excellent saying. Smiles…

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WIN THE MORNING, WIN THE DAY

June 12, 2023

TIL trip seven was an international affair, where four Californian navy blokes, a couple of Aussie larrikins, a flying Dutchman and an English chap all bonded over a common mission to score uncrowded perfection. Ably led by Superguide™ Dom, our guests got up early every morning, put the Telos over their knees and gave it a…

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