Camp Size: Max 12
Accommodation: 4 Private bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Included
Located in front of surf break: Yes, 3 right handers
Destination: Telo Islands (aka Batu Islands)
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: No
Ideal for: Any size group
Telos Surfing Village overlooks "Pasti" one of West Sumatra's best right hander's. The camps focus is on surfing quality surf in crowd free waters. With a limit of up to 12 surfers per trip combined with the remote location, guests visiting the area can take advantage of this unique wave rich destination. And with so many waves on offer; from heavy tubes to friendly walls, from point break style line-ups to beach break barrels; this is our choice for all levels of surfer wanting the "ultimate surf trip."
Located just to the North of the Mentawais and to the south of Nias, The Telos are also blessed with world class surf but without the crowds of its neighbouring islands. The region has somehow managed to discourage any low end, home stays, hostels or budget camps from developing, thus allowing a higher priced, crowd free surfing environment.
The camp caters for a total of 12 guests:
4 x private bungalows
Each bungalow has 3 private rooms with a king size bed
Surfing Villages accommodation sit just a stone’s throw from the palm fringed shoreline in perfect view of the surf. The bungalows are spread throughout the impressive grounds and are exposed to catching the sea breeze and the additional shade of the jungle. Built with local hardwood and materials, their clever & distinctive style encourages airflow throughout as well as shielding the rooms from any passing storms.
Comprising of two levels, the first floor has board storage, sheltered seating, outside deck and two private bedrooms. The top floor is a loft style room with panoramic views of the surf and jungle. Each bungalow comes complete with king size bed, white cotton sheets, box style mosquito nets, individual fans and adjustable blinds for extra privacy and is ideal for singles or couples.
All four bungalows have a western style outside toilet with a flush system and a separate bathroom a hot and cold water shower.
Food is included in your package and you won’t be disappointed. Daily meals are always substantial and varied and include a mix of both Indonesian and Western flavours.
Daily breakfast is served from around 6.30am. Fresh fruit and cereal is available as well as toast with eggs, omelette or cheese and tomato. Tea and coffee is always on free flow.
Lunch is also flexible and is normally a local dish such as Mee Goreng, Nasi Goreng, fish or chicken “Gule” (local curry) and fresh grilled or bbq’d fish. Occasionally, burritos, fish burgers and chicken burgers will be served too.
Dinner is usually a buffet style affair with plenty of choice and always enough to refuel after a long days surfing. Beef rendang, various curries, fresh fish, sushi, chicken parmigiana, crumbed chicken and lasagna to name but a few.
Vegetarians and specific dietary requirements can be accommodated for with prior notice to your arrival.
Internet is available through the whole of the restaurant & bar and is available most the day even though the main power (generator) is turned off during the main part of the day (when guests are surfing).
Included in the price:
- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
- Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water.
Not included in the price:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snack bar menu
Guests staying at the Surfing Village are blessed with more than a dozen world class waves within a 5-20 minute boat ride. 2 speedboats are at your disposal to transport you back and forth all day long – and it’s all part of the package.
What’s more is that the owners have invested in 2 brand new Maxcraft speedboats in 2015. Each boat measures 7.2m in length and comes complete with an aluminium hull and a 175hp Suzuki engine on the back. Shuttles to the surf have never been shorter, faster & more comfortable!
Of course guests don’t have to take the boats anywhere when the waves out the front are breaking!
Guest will surf over 11 days - arriving at the resort around 8am on the 2nd day of the trip. The next 9 days will be full surf days. Guest will have the chance to also surf in the morning on their last day at SV. The Charter boat typically leaves after lunch on the last day.
Despite being located in one of the most remote corners of Indonesia, guests can find a multitude of activities to keep them happy including:
Pool/billiards - with a pool championship each trip
Treks through the local villages & local beaches
Massage and Yoga
Movies in the TV room
Board games: War, Chess, Backgammon, Cards…
Reading from the comfort of your own hammock
Snorkelling at a beautiful “Caribbean Beach” just a 5 minute boat trip away
Natural rock-pool 5-10 minutes from the camp.
All trips include:
* Transfers from Padang airport to the harbor and overnight boat crossing to the camp and back (see the "your trip" section)
* Guide/translator in Padang
* Accommodation in original triple share bungalow with view of the waves and surrounding nature
* Hot and cold showers, western sink and toilet.
* 3 substantial and delicious meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner
* Mineral water, coffee and tea
* Daily boat trips to surf the best waves in the region all day long
* Use of all facilities, TV, DVD, movie collection, billiard table, darts, masks, snorkels, fins and spear gun & fishing equipment
* Central safe
* Wi-Fi Internet - US$ 10 an hour, we have a program that adds up the time down to the seconds, so you can use only a few minutes a day and only pay an hour in the end for example.
* Professional Photographer - US$ 300 p/p / trip
* Massage - US$ 30 an hour
* Large beer - US$ 6
* Juices - US$ 3
* Local development Tax - US$ 3 pp / day
Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Telo Islands pages.
Telo Islands Surf Breaks
Guests need to fly into Padang Airport (PDG), West Sumatra
We recommend using https://www.skyscanner.net/ and flying into either Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - or Jakarta, Indonesia. From KL, there is usually one morning flight (1hr) with Air Asia as well as a lunchtime flight to Padang. From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Padang, from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink & Lion Air. We recommend https://www.traveloka.com/
Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for a number of countries including: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany.
Trips are 12 days (start/end in Padang) with 11 days surfing and 10 nights at the camp (2 nights on the charter boat).
Guests need to arrive into Padang by 2pm on day 1.
On the last day of your trip, guests can fly out of Padang anytime after 2pm.
* Meet and greet at Padang Airport (PDG)
* All taxis in Padang
* Overnight crossing on SV’s private charter boat
* A/C accommodation and bed aboard the boat
* Evening meal aboard the charter boat
Your transfers in detail:
Upon arrival at Padang’s Minangkabau International Airport (PDG), you'll be met by our SV representative and swiftly taken to either a restaurant or a hotel, where you can relax for a few hours, have a cold beer, eat some delicious Padang food and get acclimatised to your surroundings.
The boats estimated time of departure from Padang is 18:00 with arrival into Surfing Village approx 7am the next day, just in time for breakfast and some morning barrels.
For the overnight journey from Padang to the camp guests will have private use of a 24 meter charter boat. The vessel has ample space for relaxing, enjoying your evening meal as well as a few sunset beers. Guests will each have a bed in the extensive a/c cabin to get a good night’s sleep before arriving into SV the next morning. It’s the perfect way to start your surf trip.
On return, guests will depart SV just before dark and arrive back in Padang early morning the next day. Guests are welcome to book flights departing 2pm onwards.
The boat has a very experienced local crew, and is decked out with all the necessary safety equipment including; Radio, GPS, life jackets, flares etc.
Hotels in Padang
For those needing to overnight in Padang, there are plenty of decent and affordable options to choose from.
We suggest staying at either of the following options:
All guests travelling to any surf camp or charter boat in Sumatra will require Travel Insurance. Surf Camp Sumatra recommends using World Nomads for any trip to Sumatra. Simply use the below form to get a quote.
Make sure you to pack light & within the baggage restrictions of your airline.
Don’t leave for your trip without any of the following:
Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure and must have at least 1 completely blank page (no stamps, nothing)
Tickets & itinerary
Travel insurance policy
Cash – change $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.
Important: Make sure to check our "know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of what to bring.
A USD$ 500 deposit per person is required to secure your booking. Initial deposit is non-refundable but transferable or exchanged with a friend to take your place on that specific date (passengers are responsible for finding their own replacements).
Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to departure and is 100% non-refundable.
Payment by Bank transfer
All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests.
Bank details will be emailed upon booking.
Save a lot of $$$ by using www.transferwise.com for your international bank transfers. It's free and easy to use, you will receive much better currency rates than any bank.
When at the Surfing Village, a credit card machine is also available (in Padang) as well as card payments using Paypal
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