TELOS 101 - TELO ISLANDS, INDONESIA
Telos 101 was the dream of Noverius Marunduri, or Ovie to his mates. He was born and raised on Bawa, a small island west of Nias (adjacent to the other famous wave, Asu) in North Sumatra. Bawa, known for its legendary waves was a solid proving ground for Ovie, and his family also hosted well- known big wave surfers from all over the world at their home overlooking the water.
One of the few indigenous Indonesian surfers in the early ’ 90s, Ovie soon learnt to surf well and as he got older he started to spread his wings and began working on Padang- based Mentawai surf charters, including Southern Cross, Mikumba and Oasis. During this time, Ovie guided surf trips for professional surfers, such as Gerry Lopez, Ken Bradshaw and Grant "Twiggy" Baker.
But during the 13 years of running surf charters in the Mentawais, Banyaks and Hinakos region, Ovie never let go of his dream. Then, with the help of his family, Ovie purchased piece of paradise on Sipika Island and Telos 101 was born.
The three villas and restaurant on Sipika were designed with the traditional Nias home design in mind. Facing east to capture the sunrise with a roomy 10m x 8m living area and 2.7m off the ground with a large deck, the villas are on the absolute beach front.
The Mikumba Fish, an established 10 bed surf charter boat will be your overnight transport between Padang and Telos 101 via a stopover in the Playgrounds area of the North Mentawais or South Telos area if the conditions warrant it! Notwithstanding, Mikumba Fish also offers the further flexibility of comfortable transport and accommodation down to South Telos from Telos 101 should the conditions warrant a "spontaneous" trip down south, some 80 km away! Ovie constantly has his mind on half a dozen breaks, some en route, that very few know about!!
Telos surf spots are relatively well guarded and many unknown to the greater majority of surf charters who occasionally make the journey and travel to the region. There are several top- quality breaks to suit to all levels and Ovie is guaranteed to place you at the best wave on the day. The local game fishing is also virtually untouched. As Ovie was born, bred and has worked many years in the region, he still holds a few secrets close to his chest. So come see for yourself in the opening season for Telos 101, kicking off March 11th 2013.
ROOM TYPES & FACILITIES
Your accommodation comes in the form of 3 beachfront villas, each 10 metres off the water’s edge! All villas have 3 queen size beds and a large private 3 x 8 metre deck facing east overlooking the water complete with hammocks to capture the spectacular sunrises to be had or just chilling out between waves.
All beds come with a mosquito net, individual fans and the ability to be privatised should you require.
Each villa has a tall boy, bedside tables complete with tea and coffee making facilities and a large bathroom containing western toilet, shower and vanity unit.
Underneath each of the freestanding villas are individual board racks, undercover clothes lines and an outside shower to rinse off after a surf prior to going upstairs into your villa.
The main building is situated approximately 30 metres to the rear of the villas and is 15 x 12 metres and a floor level higher than the villas at an impressive 3 metres! It houses the dining area where meals are taken, a fully stocked bar area, a lounge room with a large screen television with a massive selection of DVDs and a stereo guaranteed to keep things lively. There are also toilets attached to the restaurant. It is a large open space area and is al fresco dining and lounging at its best!
Telos 101 is open and gets waves all year, however the recognised surf season is between Mid-March and late November. Contact Surf Travel for an out of season special.
2014 Tour Dates
Tour 1: 24 Feb - 08 Mar
Tour 2: 10 Mar - 22 Mar
Tour 3: 24 Mar - 05 Apr
Tour 4: 07 Apr - 19 Apr - Held
Tour 5: 21 Apr - 03 May - Booked
Tour 6: 05 May - 17 May
Tour 7: 19 May - 31 May - Held
Tour 8: 02 Jun - 14 Jun
Tour 9: 16 Jun - 28 Jun
Tour 10: 30 Jun - 12 Jul
Tour 11: 14 Jul - 26 Jul - Booked
Tour 12: 28 Jul - 09 Aug
Tour 13: 11 Aug - 23 Aug
Tour 14: 25 Aug - 06 Sep - Booked
Tour 15: 08 Sep - 20 Sep
Tour 16: 22 Sep - 04 Oct
Tour 17: 06 Oct - 18 Oct
Tour 18: 20 Oct - 01 Nov
12 Night Trip
$3,770 Per Person
Transfers to Telos 101 & Return to Padang via Mikumba Fish
All Surf Transfers
Three Meals per day
Snacks & 3L Bottled water
Coffee, Tea & 2 Cans of Soft Drink or Beers P/P Per Day
Use of Fishing, Snorkelling & Spear Fishing Equipment
DVD's, CD player, Sat TV, Magazines, Books
STC can book every component of your holiday for you, so let us know when you want to fly and we'll organise your flights, airport transfers and accommodation as per your request!
* Conditions apply and all prices based on a per person rate. All prices are shown as guide only and subject to change at any time.*
Western meals and local cuisine are provided by an amazing local Chef and are guaranteed to keep you up and about when it matters! Vegetarians can easily be accommodated upon request.
Speedboat water activities right out front on the most beautiful beach in Telos
Local Village Visits