North Sumatra Telos Telo Surf Villa – North Sumatra

To the north of the Mentawais and south of Nias lies the Batu Batu Islands of North Sumatra, the type of place only a surfer dreams about. Situated on one of these remote islands is the sensational Telo Surf Villa Indonesian Surf camp. It is as you could imagine surrounded by coconut palm trees and lush tropical gardens with its own natural stream running adjacent to the camp. Set just back from your own beach on a slight hill you are serenaded with the sounds of the stream and the breaking waves of its own home break only a minutes walk away called GT’s or by other names such as Ranga’s or Hill Bus Station. It’s a classic wave in its own right and is enough alone, its yours and it’s on your doorstep, no waiting for your crew to get their stuff, or boats to be loaded or fuelled up, giving you the power of your path to surf when you want.

Telo Surf Villa has been created out of local natural sources and skill and labour from the locals. It has 2 levels with the accommodation on the upper level andon the ground floor double doors lead to a spacious airy open plan design, perfect for chilled out lounging, drinking and dining as well as a place to play music and relax.

Within 20 minutes of your home break you’ve also got Vario’s, Out There’s, Sipka’s and DC’s all classic high performance waves as you would expect from Nth Sumatra. A further 20 mins on the speed boat will take you to a multitude of other breaks catering to all levels of surf skill.

The first floor of the villa has a large wrap around veranda that leads to the board racks station as well as the bathrooms. The two bathrooms are built from local river stones and hardwood and can also be accessed from inside the villa. They are each equipped with modern western toilets, hand basins, showers and hot water.

The second floor is where the 4 guest rooms are located. Each room is spacious and is equipped with A/C and ceiling fans. Two of the guest rooms have en-suite bathrooms while the other two have a shared bathroom. They are equipped with modern western toilets, hand basins, showers, and hot water.

All of their meals are set at the dining table or with a buffet style. The meals are prepared by their internal Chef, Pak Hotma, with a mix of Indonesian and Western style. The Villa’s bar also has a selection of alcohol; with mixed beverages, wine, soft drinks, juices, and cold Bintangs.



Low Season

Period Package Price per Person
Jan – Mid March 7 Day Trip 1,990 USD
November 11 Day Trip 2,790 USD
Nov – early December Custom * contact for details


High Season

Period Package Price per Person
End of April – early May 7 Day trip 2,290 USD
April 9 Day Trip 2,650 USD
April 10 Day Trip 2,890 USD
Mid June – early November 11 Day trip 2,990 USD




Includes 2 x Nias Airport transfers

1 Harbour Transfer to Speed Boat

Min Guest Speed Boat Transfer Conditions Apply

Any overnight stay at a Hotel prior to arriving/departure in Nias is not covered by Telo Surf Villa

  • We can assist you to find the right Hotel in-case you/your group decide rest overnight prior to your trip


 Telo Surf Villa & WSA SPECIALS



Last minute discount package + 30% Discount for Non – Surfer


Early Season Special

  •  7 day package for the price of 6 days + 30% Discount for Non – Surfer



  • 8 -10 guests welcomed
  • Mates Surf Trip/Gals Surf Trip, Celebrate Birthday, Pre- Wed Group, Social Surf Club,
  • Boutique Business Conference, Family Surfing- Remote Island Retreat
  • Speedboat Transfers from Nias
  • Spacious Open Recreational, Dining, Bar and Music Areas
  • King Size Beds Single/Double –  Air Conditioned Spacious Bedrooms
  • 5 Western Bathrooms/Ensuites
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electricity
  • Full Size Slate Billiard Table, Ping Pong Table and Upper Level TV lounging and Games Zone
  • Three meals per day, includes both Specialty Indonesian Meals and Western
  • Bottomless water, tea and great Indo Coffee and snacks
  • Marine Fleet 2 x 7.5 m (1 x twin 150 hp + 1 x 80 hp Speed Boats
  • Indoor Recreational Games
  • 2 x Flat Screen TVs and Movies Fox Sports
  • Snorkel and Fishing equipment –  bring own fishing gear not to disappoint


  • Wi Fi Connection fee
  • Massage 30 min fee
  • Laundry Service fee
  • Spirits/Wine/Beer/Soft Drinks
  • Corkage Guests Private Alcohol
  • Local Tourist Tax US $3.00 per day
  • Photo Package

Activities for non surfers:

  • Indonesian Cooking class
  • Boat Trip Tour to Telo Town + Market Tour
  • Island Path Photographic Walk
  • Visit Village School
  • Boat Trip Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Beach combing

Hill Bus Station (Gt’s, Rangas) Right

Tello Surf Villas very own home break.  GT’s is a right-hander that is fun and super hollow. The wave breaks over a soft coral reef producing grinding barrels. Over six foot, GT’s turns into a roaring beast. The take off dredge’s, so make sure you dig deep to get into it early then draw your line. At 3 ft it is a fun barrel.


Just on the outside of Hill Bus Station. This wave could get pretty gnarly.

Mishio’s Left

This is a very fun wave that gives you the island views all around you as you ride along its lengthy ride.


Only minutes from the villa with no boat needed, this wave has a very fun peak and is suitable for surfers with all levels of experience.


Not very long, however it is a powerful left hander that is punchy. We recommend this for experienced surfers.


A powerful left hander that unloads over a shallow ledge.


This wave in deep waters is hollow and the peak is great for surfers with all levels of experience.


Can be a little confusing if the swell is too big, however, when it is smaller the wave has open walls with the odd hollow one.


A wave where you can choose to go left or right.

Out There’s

A right hander that can handle any size swell. With the right conditions this wave can deliver some barrels and nice walls to rip up.