North Sumatra Telos Surfing Village – Telos

Built by surfers for surfers, the Surfing Village dedicates itself to the hardcore surfing experience…without compromising your surfing comfort.

Your morning surf check? Just lift your head from your pillow to eyeball the three surf breaks right at the Village’s doorstep.  There are at least fifteen more breaks scattered nearby, including one of Indonesia’s best rights with no crowds. Take advantage of your host’s and surf guide’s years of experience to dial in the day’s best waves, with multiple surf sessions on offer.  “Hardcore” is defined by spirit of enthusiasm and dedication, not experience or athletic prowess, so the Village welcomes all levels of surfers, from beginners to pros, and will guide you to the appropriate break.

The day’s main program is to maximize your surf time, but the Village also takes care of your down-time creature comforts.  Your spacious and comfortable accommodations are housed in four bungalows nestled in shady coconut grove and scented by the natural sea breeze. The ground floor of each bungalow offers a viewing deck and two private bedrooms for couples, each with King-sized beds fitted with special mosquito netting and fans.  The second floor loft provides for its lucky couple a 360 degree view and large ceiling fan.  Each bungalow has its own private toilet and hot showers…even in the tropics a hot shower can be just the thing you need.

We are the Telos Island Experts – if you want glassy, long waves then we can get you to the Telos Islands to surf absolute perfection!

Dine, drink, socialize, and just plain chill at the Village’s Headquarters, a three-story lodge built by locals of native materials.  Lounge in hammocks,  watch satellite TV, play a game of cards or darts, wander off on a trek, indulge your competitive instinct on the billiard table, do your yoga stretches, and or simply watch from the third floor loft the stunning view of waves peeling down the reef.

Considering the Village’s privileged location far, far away from the maddening crowd, the chef’s three daily meals are a culinary delight, offering Western and local favorites.  Fresh sushi and sashimi as well!  An ala carte menu is available for snacks between meals.  And, of course, drinks at the bar, from natural juices to ice cold beers to something stronger to celebrate the surf session of our life…perhaps as you watch again during the evening slide show of the day’s waves.




The Surfing Village, which were carefully designed BY surfers FOR surfers, provides you with four large bungalows that were built with local wood and materials.  The bungalows are clean and are cooled by the natural air conditioner that the sea breeze provides as well as the shades from the coconut jungle.

The amazing thing about these bungalows is that all the beds have been positioned so that you can get full views of all the waves in the area such as the barrels of Pasti, Lobang, Nagadens and the lefts of Kiri and so forth. A spectacular view as you lay there on your own bed.

The bungalows are two stories high with two private bedrooms with King Size beds that can comfortably accommodate two couples on the first floor. The rooms are equipped with white cotton sheet, fans, special mosquito nets as well as bamboo blinds for maximum privacy. The first floor also has a board room, a sheltered chill out area and an outside deck as well.

The second floor is an open loft equipped with one King Size bed with cotton sheets, special mosquito net as well as a ceiling fan. The open loft provides 360 degree view of your beautiful surroundings.

All four bungalows are fitted with private western style outdoor toilets and a separate bathroom with hot and cold showers.


Single surfer USD 3300 (USD 275 person/night)
Couple (surfer & non surfer) USD 4320 (USD 360 couple/night)
Couple (2 surfers) USD 5400 (USD 450 couple/night)



  • Air conditioned transport in Padang
  • Guide/ translator in Padang
  • Transfer IN and OUT – Padang-SV-Padang
  • Accomodation on King Size beds in stylish 3 person bungalows, all with stunning jungle and ocean views, each bungalow has their own set of hot/cold shower, sink and western flushing toilet.
  • 3 big daily meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Mineral water, coffee and tea
  • Daily boat access to the best surf available on our two local style wood boats with 40 HP Yamaha outboard motor, depending on swell, tide and winds.
  • Use of all our facilities, including, billiard table, TV room, (power available from 5pm to 7am), free diving gear (masks, snorkels, fins, and spear guns) and fishing gear


  • photos or videos
  • personal expenses in Padang
  • beer & soft drinks
  • internet access
  • laundry service
  • local development tax of USD 4 a day


The hosts and surf guides at Surfing Village are the longest residing surfers in that region and without a doubt it has its benefits. Over the last 8 years they have been searching and finding waves so amazing that even words could not describe it. The region has an abundance of over 18 completely different world class waves: Pasti, Lobang & Nagadens are located right on your doorstep whereas the other 12 world class waves are only less than a 20 minute boat ride. The other three; Jauh, Facas & Shhh are a little more than an hour away and it still doesn’t stop there with a number of reef breaks that we event haven’t even the chance to explore yet, you could even be the first to surf that spot and give it its name!


A cracking right hander that is powerful & fast with 3 tube sections & ripabble walls. This wave is right out the front of Surfing Village .  Suited for all levels of surfers.


A wave that suits all levels of surfers, this barreling right hander is a short & thick ride.


A very big and powerful right hander that is definitely not for the faint hearted. For experienced surfers only.


Located on the opposite tip of Plankton Bay, this wave is a very powerful left hander that is fast, hollow and shallow. We recommend this wave for experienced surfers.


This wave is located at an island in front of the Surfing Village and is a long and powerful left hander with sections that barrel as well as rippable walls. This wave can hold as big as the ocean can throw at it. Can be surfed by surfers of all levels as well as big wave riders.


A little mix of dessert poing and G-land, this wave is a long left barrel that with the right tide can be one connecting barrel all the way down the line. For surfers of all ability level.


Located behind Baga’s island, this long right hander works on any swell and has very good rippabble sections suited for all levels of surfers.


A beautiful and heavy Hawaiian style A-Frame with right and left barrel sections. Suitable for all levels of surfers as well as big wave riders.


A very fast, scary and hollow hair raising left –think Teahupoo.


A very fun left with incredible back door barrels that is suited for surfers of all levels.


This spot is the ideal spot if you are just learning how to surf. The peak wave opens very long with easy walls to both sides and located inside a protected Bay. A fun wave for Long boarders as well.


Located in front of a small rock island, this right and left breaking wave is in the middle of the neighboring bay. For intermediate to experience surfers as well as big wave riders.


The first of 3 rights located on the coast of Tantras, this is a huge and powerful right hander. Good for big wave riders as well as surfers of all levels of ability.


Although not as consistent, this fast, hollow, shallow right hander is probably one of the most challenging in the region. For experienced surfers only.


A very fun right hander with a barreling section that opens up to a rippable wall and then another barreling section towards the end. Good for surfers of all levels of experience as well as long boarders.


Located in paradise bay, this is a fast and hollow right hander. This wave has some really good barrel sections as well as rippable walls.  Great for surfers of all levels of experience.


Only for the experienced surfer. This is a very shallow, fast and hollow left with amazing barrels.


This wave is a very heavy and punchy right hander that only works on big swells.