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SUP Surfing Telo's Islands

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Created by Slatz A week ago, 4 Jun 2019
Slatz
NSW, 159 posts
4 Jun 2019 10:19PM
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Just did a recent trip to the Telo's Islands, and a few days down in the Mentawai's

After doing a few trips to the Ments on shortboards, I was keen to check out the Telo's, and I have to say for SUP Surfing, the Telo's is just insane. We spent 7 days up in the Telo's & 3 days in the Mentawai's as the swell was dropping and we needed to get to the swell magnets, but most days up in the Telo's we scored breaks to ourselves with either no one out or a few scattered crew.

In 10 days we surfed 17 different breaks, unfortunately I had a mishap with my SUP on the 2nd day after only 3 small sessions on it and it was retired for the rest of the trip so I surfed the rest of the trip, but the others scored some epic waves. (Caught inside, tried to duck dive my SUP which went over the falls with the lip and slightly creased the deck....easily repairable, but couldn't surf it at risk of snapping entirely)

Here is a little vid of my 3 sessions....wish I could have warmed up a bit more and got some wicked footage throughout the trip, but this will have to do.

If you are looking for a good SUP wave then I can highly recommend the Telo's

herbyburger
WA, 273 posts
4 Jun 2019 8:47PM
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Each to their own.

2stubborn2quit
WA, 112 posts
4 Jun 2019 8:49PM
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Seriously awesome. Thanks for posting. It is on the bucket list for sure, coincidently we have been looking at Telos and I think this just cements it in as a place to go.

Slatz
NSW, 159 posts
4 Jun 2019 11:00PM
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2stubborn2quit said..
Seriously awesome. Thanks for posting. It is on the bucket list for sure, coincidently we have been looking at Telos and I think this just cements it in as a place to go.


It is much more mellow than the Ments. Less crowd and a cruisier bunch of people. Lots of options on a west swell, but it doesn't pick up as much swell as the ments, but if uncrowded waves are what you are after then it is definitely a good option.

Zeusman
NSW, 1240 posts
5 Jun 2019 1:39PM
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herbyburger said..
Each to their own.


Whats that s'pose to mean?

DiscoStupid
NSW, 73 posts
5 Jun 2019 2:13PM
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Great vid + music Slatz. Nice to see somewhere different. Looks like an awesome spot.

Piros
QLD, 5440 posts
5 Jun 2019 2:26PM
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Great waves and nice looking boat , thanks for the share.

Sandsy1
NSW, 793 posts
5 Jun 2019 6:22PM
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Some cool waves, looked like a great trip, music was doin my head in though!

Zeusman
NSW, 1240 posts
7 Jun 2019 11:38AM
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Good footage, good location, good music, good god I'm jealous

zoolanderZ
NSW, 19 posts
Monday , 10 Jun 2019 7:25PM
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Really nice video Slatz, it's unfortunate that you only got a few sessions in at the beginning of the trip, but you looked warmed up to me.
That duckdive looks hideous too, not much you can do when you are on the flats like that, could have easily ended worse though.

That board looks like it goes insane, you are really throwing it around. Must be super light, or you have bigger leg muscles than it looks like
You said on the video that it is a 7'11" Vandal. Is it the same as the 7'11" production model?

Keep the videos coming. There are not that many videos of decent SUP surfing that I come across, so much appreciated.

Casso
NSW, 3536 posts
Monday , 10 Jun 2019 9:14PM
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Yeah Slatz - epic stuff!

Slatz
NSW, 159 posts
Sunday , 16 Jun 2019 2:57PM
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zoolanderZ said..
Really nice video Slatz, it's unfortunate that you only got a few sessions in at the beginning of the trip, but you looked warmed up to me.
That duckdive looks hideous too, not much you can do when you are on the flats like that, could have easily ended worse though.

That board looks like it goes insane, you are really throwing it around. Must be super light, or you have bigger leg muscles than it looks like
You said on the video that it is a 7'11" Vandal. Is it the same as the 7'11" production model?

Keep the videos coming. There are not that many videos of decent SUP surfing that I come across, so much appreciated.


Thanks Zoolanderz,

Yeah I was in a crap position and nothing else I could do but try to save my board.

The 7'11" vandal I am riding is a very similar shape and dimensions to the 7'11" Vector Flex model, however I tweaked the tail slightly and it is a totally different construction. This board weighs well under 5kg so it is really easy to throw around.



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