Best trip Billy and I have been on

I can speak confidently for myself, Billy, Will, Hugo and Vinnie in that we had a fantastic time and have been telling everyone we know how much we loved it. The photos have been circulated on Facekook and people are blown away how good the waves are! Luke was a pleasure to be around and made us feel completely at home and totally comfortable. He is a good bloke recommending highly Luke and Telo Surf Villa to everyone we know. His strategy with other people surfing Hill Bus Station is definitely paying off. Whilst talking to people in the surf about our trip a couple of other guys who have either stayed at another resort or who have been on a charters and surfed there commented on [a] what a great surfer Luke is and how he the place wired [b] what a really nice guy he is. Thanks for the best trip I've been on and one both Billy and I will always remember.
- Warren Randall

Shout out

Shout out to Luke and the boys at Telo Surf Villa always remember to give your Ticket To the Bus Driver!!!
- Mark Miller

Thanks for everything

Thanks for everything Luke Awesome time Ledgend surfer pimptrader u r living the life mega ad wheels and chook Freshie Boys.
- Jamie Thompson

Great time, beautiful place

Thanks for everything, I had a great time, sure is a beautiful place. I hope it all goes well for Luke he's a top guy and went out of way to accommodate a fat lazy longboarder ahaha - awesome time I did have, stoked as. Kind regards, Craig
- Craig Cummings

Had a ball!

The holiday and the experience, it was great. Luke and Rini were great hosts and could not want for a more relaxed environment. HAD A BALL. The only thing I would pass onto Luke is that he needs to come back to civilisation and get a real job from time to time. It is not fair that he has to “endure” perfect waves and tropical environment every day!! It is just not fair!!
- Garry Sargeant


I must also sincerely thank you for helping to organise the flights for the girls. That was the only part of the trip that was causing some stress so to not have to worry about it was a huge bonus - thank you. Thank you also for organising the night's stay in Lagundri due to the adverse weather conditions. As you have mentioned below safety first is the only way to go.Thanks also for answering all the queries that we threw your way prior to our departure.
- John Neelson

Epic time in the Telo's

Thanks for all your assistance and thanks to Luke and the team for an epic time in the Telos.
- Chris Taylor

Look forward to returning

Thanks again - enjoyed meeting - Luke - surfing great waves and having an amazing time. Appreciated you making this trip happen was super fun! Look forward to returning again in the future. Aloha, Thanks Brett and Chad
- Brett and Chad Podoski

Had the best time

Everyone had the best time at Telo Surf Villa. Can’t wait to get back, but am reluctant to tell people about our little secret (haha). I’m sure it won’t be long before you and Luke are run off your feet with bookings. The place is spectacularly beautiful, that waves are only part of the attraction. Thanks again Anne, hope to be making another booking very soon. Best Regards Ben
- Ben Williams

Had an excellent time

We had an excellent time staying with mr Luke. What a fantastic place he has built and I wish him all the best. I hope to see him and his place again. A great character.
- Brad Styles

Good times at Telo Surf Villa

Good times at telo surf villa...got plenty of barrels and ate lots of fresh fish. Go and check it out if anyone gets a chance!
- Dustin Te Ata

I'll be back for sure

I spent a few weeks at Telo Surf Villa in October 2012 and trip was all time. We got some really good surfs in had a 6 foot swell for a few of the days, was a bit smaller rest of the time but still really fun the break is only few hundred meters up the beach from the villa and we were surfn it on all tides. We caught some good fish (line and gun) and it's just a wicked place to chill out. Luke who runs the place is a legend and I would highly recommend checkn it out. I'll be back for sure.
- Tim Brown

Had a great time at Telo Surf Villa

Had a great time at Telo Surf Villa. Luke had everything sorted, great food and an awesome spot right on the beach, sic waves and good fishing. Can't wait to come back thanks for the good times Luke! Ben
- Ben

Ella and myself had the most fantastic holiday.

Ella and myself had the most fantastic holiday. It was great to have the place to ourselves and Luke was a unbelievable host and when I left I felt like I had known him for years. His house is fantastic and the surf was great, perfect for Ella’s first overseas surf trip. I think we only surfed with other people twice and it was so beautiful. I am trying to get numbers together to book the house out for a couple of weeks next year. Will know more after Christmas. Could you please send me a mailing address for Luke as Ella made a video of the trip and I’d like to send him a copy.
- Mike and Ella Small

Excellent food, great surf, and accommodation.

Excellent food, great surf, and accommodation. Efficient, knowledgeable and friendly staff.
- Jamie Mudge

Happy to recommend Telo Surf Villas to anyone who wants a surf trip to Northern Sumatra

All Telo Staff helped to make sure that all aspects of the holiday ran very smoothly and on schedule. Thank you to Luke and the whole Telo team. The only small negative was that we were unaware that wings/lion air were going to slug us $60 Aus to get our boards from Medan to Nias and return. Which we had not budgeted for. Otherwise I had a great holiday. The choice of waves was excellent and would be great to see all the reefs firing with some swell Thanks again and I am very happy to recommend Telo Surf Villas to anyone who wants a surf trip to Northern Sumatra. Sincerely, Mark
- Mark Lobb

Fantastic Trip

Fantastic Trip. Great Location, Accommodation and Service – much thanks to Luke and Rinni. We could have had some better waves but that’s in the hands of the Gods. Will definitely be back, though next season might be a challenge. rated 10/10
- John Schneider

Was first class

TSV accommodation was more than expected. The surf boat was good. The chief Hoppman was exceptional. (Hoppsing) All the staff were very polite and eager to assist as required. Luke & Rini were both great, good company, informative & accommodating. Anne, who complied all the arrangements, could not be faulted, her communication and endeavor to ensure all went well was first class. Thanks Anne. We had uncrowded surf nearly everyday although the swell was lacking at the time of our stay, that’s nature. The surrounding villages and locals were very friendly, especially the local school kids. The only improvements that I could suggest would be the transportation to & from Medan/Padang to TSV, although I know that what was available to us was the best option at the time. I wish Luke, Rini & Anne all the best in the future & hope to return for another surf trip when possible... rated 10/10
- Glenn Baggs

Look forward to returning one day

We all had a great time staying at TSV. Luke and staff were great, food was excellent and the villa perfect for our needs. Look forward to returning one day.
- Luke Mc, Shane Cale

Hope one day we can return again

We had a great time over at Luke’s resort. I hope one day we can return again. Many thanks, Ryan
- Ryan Vernon

Holiday of a lifetime!!!

Thank you so much for having me, I had such a great experience, I did,nt know I would have such a great time in such a remote place! The variety and quality of the waves were awsome! Holiday of a lifetime!!!
- Ben Kaznick

Had an epic adventure and scored some amazing waves!

Hi Just wanted to say thanks for helping us out with our trip to Telos. We had an epic adventure and scored some amazing waves! You place is so awesome & very peaceful. Look forward to getting there again soon.
- Jack and Emma

5 stars!!!

Where do i start! Awesome surf trip...perfect empty line ups..endless waves...amazing food and accomodation..and owner and staff were thoroughly professional whilst also maintaining a warm and friendly vibe. All queries i had before the trip were answered promptly via email or phone calls. Forget about getting caught up in overcrowded expensive surf camps..telos surf villa has a friendly personalised feel with people that truely care. 5 stars!!! Cant wait to go back 🙂
- Ben

Excellent service, awesome and uncrowded waves

Hello Anne, Our week at Tello Surf Villa was the ultimate surf trip. The Villa, is an Eco friendly, very well-designed set up, nestled amongst the palm trees about 50 metres from the beach. You can see the surf break from a number of vantage points in the Villa, or for a closer look, a stroll down to the beach. The wave is a hollow, right-hander wrapping around the reef and probably one of the easiest tubes to make. We often surfed it at first light, went out on the boat exploring the other waves in the district and finished up surfing our home break late in the afternoon. In the week that we were there, we only surfed with other people for about 15 minutes. Luke’s knowledge of the area is second to none having lived here for about 9 years. There were plenty of waves for us to sneak into a secluded little bay, picking off the sets with no one out. Luke is a really relaxed easy-going dude and was always taking care of the important things to make our stay awesome. His wife Rini is lovely and really made us feel welcome. The food was plentiful and superb thanks to the chef and his staff. Jason, our surf guide is also one of the nicest, thoughtful and laid-back guys you could meet. Being a chef in five-star hotels for most of his life, he was extremely attentive and we actually had five-star service in the jungle. Both Luke and Jason made sure that we all got as many waves as we like, with Jason manning the camera. Kicking back on the balcony upstairs, the veranda downstairs or playing pool and watching TV or DVDs in the games room was an easy way to spend the afternoon when the weather wasn’t on. I can highly recommend the Telo Surf Villa for the excellent service, awesome and uncrowded waves and shear beauty of the place.
- Michael Brett

Great Trip

Luke and staff really looked after us..... they put on the waves we wanted and really catered to us on land. A very professional, no BS, Indo experience. I can't wait to return.
- Craig

Trip of a lifetime

After many trips to Indo, staying on many different camps I can say TSV is by far one the best operations around; The location is amazing, the villa is comfortable well above expectations for a remote location, the surf was unbelievable good and uncrowded and the people running the show ties the whole thing into a great experience. Thanks to Luke, Jason and Anne for looking after us and also all the Indo crew what a fantastic well trained team. We will see you all next year!
- Jacques De Bedout

Best surf trip ever

Big thanks to Luke, Anne, Jason and all the local staff for making the best surf trip I have ever been on. The accommodation is first rate as is the food and the service. Surf was amazing for our stay and to be able to walk down to the best right I have surfed, was just to good to be true. Cant wait to go back and take off deeper with Luke and Phil. Cheers
- Ross Finlayson

Awesome Trip

A big shout out to Luke,Anne,Jason and all the Telo team for the best surf trip i have been on. The location,surf, knowledge,food , service and overall vibe of Telo Surf Villa is second to none. From our surf travel experience it is very hard for the Resorts to tick all the required boxes but Telo Surf Villa did that and more. We will be back. Cheers Ben
- Ben Simms

Amazing Trip

If you want to get your barrell fix or just want to cruise into some mellow waves nearby, TSV is the place to stay. Luke and the crew look after your every need. A short walk from the villa and you'll be paddling out off the beach into one of the most perfect waves you'll ever see, while many other super fun waves are just around the corner. The food was outstanding with a good mix of indo and western and the accomodation is really nice and comfortable. Big thanks to Luke, Anne, Jase and all the crew for making this trip one of the best i've ever been on. I'll be back!!
- Nigel Dowling

surfing telo's

Coming from the north of Qld where waves are hard to find, I can guarantee that the tello surf villas offers something for everything, Luke and his crew offers his guests a memorable experience that will remain with me for a lifetime. Look forward to a return visit soon. Nick Callesen
- nick callesen

Cheers Lads

Thanks Luke and his team for an awesome experience in the Telos. Pumping waves right out the front plus 5 star comfort at the villa. This trip definitely exceeded my expectations. Thanks so much for one of the surf trips of a life time.
- Craig Finch

blew my mind

hey if you want to have the best experience of your life and share it with your closest mates, this is the place. this place is riddled with hard work and soul from the owner that has turned this place into the dream holiday and escape with perfect waves and hospitality second to none. will never forget this time of my life. money well spent. barrels of my life. just stop it!!! nick du cloux. cheers jase, the girls and luke u barrell king
- nick du cloux

Best Barrels of my life

I've been wanting to come to the Telo's for over 6 years now. Back in 2009 I could only find super expensive resorts or a boat trip to the Ments with an option to go to the Telo's (which never happened). After a few weeks of searching google looking for an affordable resort with a world class wave out the front I stumbled upon Telo Surf Villa. I called Anne the next day and within a week I had 5 lads primed for the trip of our lives. Anne handled all the bookings and logistics with ease. Luke and all the staff have been unreal and myself and all the boys have scored some of the best barrels of our lives!!!! The wave out the front is truly world class and super consistent. The winds and swell were favorable our entire trip so we hardly went out searching for other waves on the boat. But the option was always there if we wanted. Every single one of my mates has said this has been the best surf trip of their lives. Big thanks to Luke, Jason, Anne and all the support staff to make this a trip of a lifetime. Will definitely be back soon.
- Dave Duffy

slotted and stoked!!!

I'm not the best barrel rider, but I've scored the best barrels of my life! All the guys on the trip have been shacked in some amazing waves. But it's not just about the barrels. Luke, Jase and the crew have bent over backwards to make our trip a true experience. We've been to a number of great waves. We've had a lot of laughs and the food is great. The villa has a great vibe, is comfortable and a great place to spend time when you are recovering from all the surfing. Our crew loves exploring new places, but I reckon we'll be coming back to Telo Surf Villa for sure. Thanks again for a 5 star top notch experience. Cheers Gaz
- Gary Mandelkow

We had an amazing time

We had an amazing time. Awesome home break with Luke pulling the strings! Well worth the massive travel effort to get there.
- Jeremy Haling

Everything was fantastic

Hi Anne, rather than fill in the form I would rather just say everything was fantastic. The food, the staff, the surf, the accommodation were all great. I would recommend you guys to anyone. We felt welcomed the moment we arrived and it felt like home. The chef did a great job especially with the mud crabs we brought. It was a great experience in an idyllic location. All good. thanks Mark CJ
- Mark CJ

Overall a 93% trip!

They had a fantastic time!! Thank you all for looking after all of the boys - magical trip for them.
- Kev

What you guys have going on there is unreal

I would just like to say that what you guys have going on there is unreal. You honestly don't need to change anything in my mind. The survey questions all receive a excellent rating from my perspective. I am sure some people require more attention service or there hand held at times, but I can't wait to come and visit next year. Keep up the good work TSV crew Cheers Nick Calleseen
- Nick Calleseen

We, Max and I, had an awesome time!! an awesome trip!!

We, Max and I, had an awesome time!! an awesome trip!! Trip TSV25 I enjoyed talking with Luke. He is a very nice and great guy!! Renne really took good care of us.. In fact the whole staff was awesome! It was a perfect group. We all really got along great!! Thank you again for everything.. I have the OK from the wife to do this trip again!! As soon as I have some dates I will contact you.. Thank you again, Brad Croes & Max Dedekind
- Brad Croes & Max Dedekind

All keen to come back

We had a great time over at the villa and are all keen to come back one day. The wave out the front is all time and we had it to ourselves. Villa has been well built its an awesome set up you guys have over there.
- Ryan Byrnes

Ticked all the Boxes

The 4 of us had a wonderful time, it did tick all the boxes especially since two of us were non surfers. It was great that we could all head out on the boat together and there was always a snorkel spot close to the surf so while the boys were enjoying non crowded breaks we were also in the water. I wasn't sure what it would be like as a couples holiday but it was fantastic, great food, comfortable accommodation and great company. Thanks heaps to everyone there, you really made our holiday special (and thanks to Chef for the soup recipes!)
- Justin and Melinda

Heaven On Earth

My first solo surf trip and I couldn't have chosen a BETTER place: I know Luke from Ceny coast days and his and wife, Rini's setup is perfect- short jungle path walk to the beach hop in, paddle out to clean barrels - as many as you want all day til dusk. Now I am a bit older than most of the crew there at 55 and did have to take some anti-inflammatories to keep up my 5 hour /9 day regime. But with delicious meals 3 x day, fresh water, coffee on tap, beers, fabulous company I didn't want to leave. And Rini's vocals are beautiful, matching her delightful presence! Luke and Jase were such knowledgable guides, professional and I felt both safe and welcome! Not intimidating wave after 24 hours of it. Miss you all awfully! Thank you, somehow my Review didn't make it here til now? Anyway be well and hope to see you in 2018 xxx
- Ange

Island living paradise

Island living paradise, thanks to all the staff made me feel like I was at home in Paradise from the first minute. Thanks Crew
- Christopher Nielson

Absolutely loved it 100%

Absolutely loved it 100% perfect Trip crews vibes and local knowledge of where to go and what to do.Thanks for the epic time Luke and Crew see you next year.
- Jack Harragan


Stoked, we got some nuclear bombs and excellent service!
- Johan Ronnestam

Thanks to the Telo Surf Villa crew for such a great time!

Anne Thanks for organising my wonderful Trip. Thanks to the Telo Surf Villa crew for such a great time!  Cam and Aris were fantastic surf guides, Hotma cooked beautiful food, and Phil was great company and an inspiration with his art in the water, on canvas, and in the musical choices... Much respect to the local Indonesian staff - they were brilliant!  I am sorry I cannot remember all of the individual names to thank them. I had a fantastic relaxing time - just what I needed! Thanks so much Peter Pope
- Peter Pope

Looking forward to come back

Shifting weather waves swell, and tried plenty of different spots. Find the day at White Sands sealed the week with nice clear nights. Thank you for this Sky; looking forward to come back. Thanks
- Henric Wolrath

Thank you

I just wanted to say thank you for a great holliday out at Luke’s Villa. I arrived with a great bunch like minded guys and had a ball. Luke and his crew took great care of us all, Carly and Cam went above and beyond.
- Paul Sewell

These guys are legends.

Had the pleasure of staying at Telo Surf Villa & it was the best trip I've had to date. These guys are legends. Surf, eat, Surf, drink, eat. Repeat. Sick house in the jungle, with the best wave in the area out front. Most times I didn't want to go on the boat, because of that wave. If you like uncrowded surf with you and your boys, check these guys out! Absolute gem, can't wait to come back! Yeeewwww
- Garrett Feliciano

Great trip

Big thanks to Phil, Cam, Luke and all the locals for a sensational trip. Food, surf, accommodation and company was spot on, have already recommended to others. Now back to Gold Coast crowded waves.
- Chris Kern


Scored the big indo swell in late July and Luke Cam and Phil got us into some amazing waves. Big day was 10 feet and scored pumping waves at so many different breaks that he boys got us on ( and some secrets as well) Food was great! And the wave out the front was amazing - Had a blast!!!
- Luke Mongo

Great reunion trip with the boys

Had a ball at Telo Surf Villa. Luke and all his staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Food was outstanding and Phil hooked us up with great waves matching our ability. Thoroughly recommended for non-hardcore surfers too!
- Mark Ryan

Trading Barrels

Bazzas galore. Top set up, mellow island to adjust and slow the hell down. The Villa is clean and the staff are legends!! Luke is a freakin legend and a charger and so is Phil and the story behind the setup is heartfelt. Maybe take the time to ask about the history behind the Villa. Cant wait to get back here get pitted and Bintang my brains out afterwards.
- Cabo

Fairhaven Crew

Just thought I’d send you a quick email on behalf of our group. The entire trip was an absolute ripper, and we thank you very much for all of your help in organizing it for us. We had as much fun out of the water as we did in, with Luke and Rini, Phil and the whole team at TSV making for a real personalized home style vibe. The waves were awesome with two large swells during the trip and Phil got us straight to the best spots every day with no mucking around. Steve, Trev, Phil and Luke had a barrelfest out the front, while myself, James and Chris had to pick and choose wisely, with Chris leaving quite a bit of skin off his foot behind on his first wave there! Misho’s was a great setup for everyone offering plenty of waves for all levels. Phil’s photography was spot on too and we’ve come home with some awesome memories – Howie even got some nice barrel shots of himself showing he’s still got it at 72! Luke, Greg, Scotty and I had a bit of a mission one evening climbing the hill at the back, but it was well worth it for the Bintangs at the top. The food was fantastic with the bento boxes at lunch time hitting the spot and we were generally back in time for the arvo snacks as well. We’ll definitely be telling anyone who’ll listen about our great times at TSV.
- Paul Hughes

Telo surfvilla has it All

Hey guys been a few months now since our trip to the Telos , just like to say thankyou to all your staff for making our trip so enjoyable . Going over there with an open mind as to what will happen each day is the only way to approach any surf trip , (weather ,Surf ,injuries )etc.... Dee & myself enjoyed our time immensely . Luke & Renni you run a top show !!! To our surf guide & pure legend Phil for slotting us into some amazing places & just making things work with little fuss , i look forward to catching up again for a quiet Bintang or 2 . Not to mention Matt I'm sure you've slotted in just nicely mate . I haven't got the place outa my mind since i left . Im now working on getting back. cheers guys stuart
- Stuart Blackwell


Can’t speak highly enough of the TSV people and the place. Loved every minute. We were lucky to score waves every day and had some memorable long days in the water. The whole experience is magic, from arriving on the beach with the village fires burning like they have for hundreds of years to great yarns at the dinner table with Luke and Phil as well as everything in between. Get there if you can. Oh, and Anne is a bloody legend too, made the admin challenge of organising a bunch of 40 odd year old man-grommets a pleasure! Looking forward to coming back for the great Telo Art Heist...
- Rob Lawry

Great time

Everything was great. Really good food...evening beer-time appetizers and pre-meal soups were really nice touches. Staff was super friendly and attentive. Surf was epic and we had a fun time hanging with Luke and Phil!
- Ryan Roelen


Telo Surf Villa was an amazing experience. The perfect holiday for me where I could surf my brains out. With so many surf options and hardly any surfers around I was surfing up to 10Hrs a day for a weekend warrrior this was an achievement but pumping waves, warm water, no crowds, water/food on the boat I enjoyed every moment. The hospitality, accommodation and staff were perfect. My biggest problem is going back to work and surfing on the weekends.
- James Eggington


Telo Surf Villa was an amazing experience. The perfect holiday for me where I could surf my brains out. With so many surf options and hardly any surfers around I was surfing up to 10Hrs a day for a weekend warrrior this was an achievement but pumping waves, warm water, no crowds, water/food on the boat I enjoyed every moment. The hospitality, accommodation and staff were perfect. My biggest problem is going back to work and surfing on the weekends.
- James Eggington

Gotta Do Experience!

Had an awesome time, the team were all knowledgeable, great and looked after us well. If you want to ride barrels this is definitely the place to stay. Plenty of other waves nearby also allowing for a good mix of surfing. Accom is well maintained, clean and comfortable in a beautiful setting. Definitely worth staying here.
- Adam Smith

Another awesome trip

Thanks Luke, Phil and the TSV team for another awesome trip. This was my second trip and I’m about to book our third. What a magic place you have built Luke, we had such a great time. Good waves and heaps of laughs. Phil and Brandon got us on the best waves everyday and the villa is the perfect place to come back to. Cheers and see you again soon!
- Paul B

Another awesome trip

Thanks Luke, Phil and the TSV team for another awesome trip. This was my second trip and I’m about to book our third. What a magic place you have built Luke, we had such a great time. Good waves and heaps of laughs. Phil and Brandon got us on the best waves everyday and the villa is the perfect place to come back to. Cheers and see you again soon!
- Paul B
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