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Algarve - Nomad Surf Camp - Vale Figueiras, Algarve. Portugal

INTRODUCTION

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Just 10 min north of Carrapateira and a 30 min drive from Sagres and Lagos, the Nomad Algarve Surfcamp consists of two nice country houses in the middle of the wild scenery of the Alentejo Natural Park. The surf camp is next to Vale Figueira’s beach, one of the best beach breaks of Portugal!

 

A Family friendly Surf Camp where the staff will assist you with helpfulness, friendliness, and respect. Perfect for families or couples looking for a more comfortable Surfing holiday in a clean and private accommodation. But we also have the surf house with a Bar and swimming pool which is focused for younger people (20- 35 years old) that want to have fun and meet people.

 

Capacity for 55 people. Special rates for school groups. We offer different kinds of packages (Surf school, Surfguiding, Kitesurf, Yoga, Horseback riding or simply bed and breakfast).

 

Our guests range from total beginners to experienced surfers. The Surf Guides and instructors will drive you in minivans and 4x4s in search for the beach with the best conditions of the day. Non-surfers also welcome!

 

THE ACCOMMODATION

The Surfcamp

With no condos or hotels in sight and very few houses here, the surf camp being a 3-minute drive from the beach of Vale Figueiras, one of the best beach breaks of Portugal!

 

The surf camp has satellite TV, thousands of movies and surf videos, PlayStation, Free WIFI internet access, snooker and wood stoves which make it very cozy on cool winter nights. Bicycles are available to discover the area. It consists of two different accommodations only 500 meters from each other:

 

A Quiet and Private Accommodation A Modern Portuguese Country house perfect for families and couples with 9 gorgeous Superior Rooms with private bathrooms. 

 

The Accommodation for the younger crew, this cheaper option consists of 8 nicely decorated wooden bungalows and it is where the Bar and the swimming pool are located.

 

Surf Camp Meals

  • Professional Chef
  • Healthy and abundant meals
  • Delicious bread
  • Monday BBQ with an abundance of frilled meet, snacks, famous tuna-prawn pasta salad, sangria and much more.
  • Traditional Homemade desserts
  • Dinner at the best restaurant in the area on Friday (not incl.)
  • Local Fruit and Vegetables
  • Vegetarian and Celiacs Dishes available

 

Breakfast

Buffet Breakfast with delicious bread, croissants, different kinds of hams, salamis, sausages, bacon, eggs, salads, healthy cereals and mueslis, cheeses, fruit, nuts, natural juices, yogurt, toasts, jams, coffee.

 

Lunch

After the Buffet Breakfast, each guest is given an individual lunch bag for the beach. 2 sandwiches, Fruit, water, juices, and snacks.

 

Dinner 

The Surf camp has its own kitchen although dinners are usually provided at a nearby restaurant owned by our good old Chef “Pedrinho.” 3-course dinners. Entrees, soup, main course, beer, wine, and sangria. On day of arrival dinners are served for everyone that arrives before 19.00 pm.

 

Monday dinner Every Monday we have a barbecue (this is included). The best combination of soup, salads, chips, meats and pasta, special food for vegetarians. 

 

Friday dinner Every Friday we have dinner at one of the best Restaurants in the area. This is not included but we have special group discount which is around 25 EUR per person. The best T-Bone steaks and fresh fish of the area. Sargo, Douradas or Robalos with steamed vegetables.

 

Staff

Friendly and adventurous souls from Portugal, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Latvia, Russia and more. 

 

Facilities

  • Massage Therapist
  • Wifi Internet
  • Cinema Projector
  • Thousands of movies and surf videos
  • Free use of surf material all day
  • Full stocked Bar with plenty of Sagres and Super Bock Beer and all liquours
  • Snooker table
  • Ping Pong table
  • Mini football table
  • Free use of Bicycles
  • Minivans and Jeeps
  • Horse Stables close by for all levels and opened all year.
  • Small Farm to visit close by with Cows, Pigs, Chicken, etc
  • Animal-Friendly! Bring your dog, no problem!

 

THE ACTIVITIES

The Surf in the Algarve

Summer from May until October, when the swells are smaller, the surf guides and surf teachers take you to the chosen beach of the day along the west coast, usually good beach breaks.

 

Winter from October until May there is more options, more swell and surfaris involve more exploring, adventure and an entire new dimension open up in the South Coast aswell!

 

Reef Break and secret spots… During spring, autumn, and winter season the surf guiding for beginners, intermediate and experienced surfers is very exciting and you will be able to explore many different beaches along the entire Southern Coast from Sagres to Lagos. If the west coast “maxes out”, there are beautiful beaches on the south coast breaking perfect glassy head-high waves. e.g. Most of these beaches you will not find without our surf guides.

 

Surf Courses

Before we start any exercise the instructor explains some theory in the sand to explain what the exercise will consist of. At the end of each lesson, there is some time for freesurf to practice what you have learned.

 

Total Beginners

1st Day

Morning

  • Introduction to waves without surfboards
  • Introduction with the surfboard always laying down

 

Afternoon

  • Practice balance
  • Timing
  • Exercises to get up on the board in and out of the water.

 

2nd Day

Morning

  • Review the last part of the first day

 

Afternoon

  • Stand Up
  • Balance position.

 

3rd Day

Morning

  • Review the last part of the second day.

 

Afternoon

  • Exercises of weight change from front leg to back leg
  • Walking on board.

 

4th Day

Morning

  • Review the last part of the third day

 

Afternoon

  • Learn to turn left
  • Learn to turn right.

 

5th Day

  • Put in practice all the exercises you have learned all week.

 

Intermediate

Evaluation of each person to know in which level he or she has and which points to work on.

Exercises always on longboards:

  • Paddling
  • Sitting on the board
  • Turning direction while sitting
  • Explosive paddling
  • Paddle to the outside
  • Techniques to pass the waves while paddling out (Eskimo roll, etc)
  • Catching green waves with the help of the coach pushing
  • Timing and reading of waves to know in which direction to paddle and when to get up
  • Surf green waves going left, surf green waves going right. Video analysis.

Advanced

  • Evaluation of each person to know exactly which level he or she has and which points to work on
  • Introduction to short boards
  • Duck dives
  • Bottom turns
  • Turn on the top (re-entry)
  • Trimming
  • Tides
  • Currents
  • Introduction to reefs
  • Getting in and out of the water
  • Reading swell charts
  • Surfaris to secret spots.

 

The coach will be video recording and will correct you with an analysis at the beach and also at the surf camp.

 

Surf Board Rental

  • Longboards, Mini Malibus, Fun boards, and Fish models
  • A Huge selection of short boards available.
  • New Ripcurl wetsuits.

If you don’t want the hassle of bringing along your surfboards, getting overcharged at check-in counters, carrying them half way around the world, and still risking them being broken or even lost, we can offer you a brand new stock of epoxy surfboards to rent from us if booked in advance.

 

 Low seasonHigh season
Surf Board105 EUR/week140 EUR/week
Board + Wetsuit140 EUR/week175 EUR/week

 

Surf School (Surf courses without accommodation)

We offer surf courses for all levels. You will learn more than with any other surf school as you will have much more attention from the instructor and a close personal relation. Pick up at Sagres or Lagos may be organized as well.

Massages

Our massage therapist at the Nomad Algarve Surfcamp studied in Thailand at their preeminent medical school Wat Po in Bangkok. She learned special techniques for relaxation and meridian lines at ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She recently studied at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado for Structural Integration. Whether you are looking to relax after surfing or to receive a noticeable change in your posture, Emily has what you’re looking for!

 

Yoga

We have a warm and friendly Yoga instructor, that teaches most of the foundations of Hatha yoga, but being naturally explorative person, she´s hospitable to other styles and ideas, that approach to her own mentality, that’s why you can notice influences of Iyengar´s and Anusara alignments and restorative yoga, based on classical methods of relaxation. Tonya´s classes include stretching and strengthening of the key muscles, breathing exercises and meditations, sun salutations, balances, relaxations and provide with basic knowledge of alignments and essentials principals of Yoga. Classes will be given in the morning before breakfast so you can start the day energized and uplifted. Deep breaths, in and out from your nose:) Tonya is also currently attending the Yoga Alliance Internationnaly certified course RYS200 hours in ashram on the north of Portugal.

 

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Just 10 min north of Carrapateira and a 30 min drive from Sagres and Lagos, the Nomad Algarve Surfcamp consists of two nice country houses in the middle of the wild scenery of the Alentejo Natural Park. The surf camp is next to Vale Figueira’s beach, one of the best beach breaks of Portugal!

 

The Southwestern tip of the Algarve is a surfing destination unrivaled anywhere in Europe and unique in the way that it will give you a genuine taste of surfing lifestyle in an environment of great natural beauty and with a sunny climate year round. Sagres’ coastline is a Peninsula that provides good surfing conditions year round on any surf spot at a time, regardless of swell or wind conditions. Wave size and quality range from average to epic, with an assortment of reefs and beach breaks that covers the whole range of surfing skills, from beginners to experienced.

 

 

Getting Here

BY CAR

We are on the way to Vale Figueiras Beach. If you book we will send you the exact directions on how to get to the Nomad Algarve Surfcamp plus the GPS coordinates.

 

  • 30 km. N of Sagres
  • 30 km. NW of Lagos
  • 275 km. S of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • 300 km. W of Sevilla (Spain)

 

BY PLANE

Closest is Faro International Airport (FAO), 110 km. Direct Flights from major all European cities. From SPAIN : Direct flight Madrid to Faro. Iberia From ITALY : 1 Conextion Milan to Faro. Easyjet / Ryanair / Veiling From FRANCE : Direct flight to Faro. From Paris Easyjey/Transavia From Lyon Transavia From Marseille Ryanair From DEUTSCHLAND : From Dusseldorf Ryanair /Tui Fly From Frankfurt Ryanair From Munich Transavia / air Berlin /tuiFly From Berlin Air Berlin From NETHERLANDS : From Amsterdam Transavia

 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

We offer FARO airport transfers. 125 EUR per way per booking (max 6 pax) There is also independent Door to Door shuttles with: Ezclick transfers Both options are minibuses that takes from you from the airport to the doorstep of our SurfCamp.

 

We offer LISBON airport transfers. 200 EUR per way per booking (max 6 pax)

 

Pick up and drop off in Lagos and Sagres are included for our clients (who book a 7 days or longer package) from 08.00AM till 22.00PM. Pick ups from 22.00PM to 8.00AMP have an extra cost of 20 EUR. Pick ups and drop offs to guests staying less than 7 nights will have a cost of 20 EUR per way.

 

BY TRAIN FROM MADRID

You can get the AVE Train form Madrid to Sevilla and then you can get the bus to Lagos.

 

BY BUS

Closest Train/Bus Station is LAGOS, 30 km. We offer Free pick ups every day all day. From Faro Airport to Lagos From Lisbon to Lagos From Seville to Lagos From Madrid to Lagos.

PRICES & PACKAGES

Surf School Package


A Surf school package for people that want to learn or progress in surfing. There is a lot of playing involved. Its all about having fun!

 

All prices are given per person per week.

 High Season
21 June - 4 September
Rest of the year
Single Superior Room703 EUR510 EUR
Double Superior Room650 EUR475 EUR
Single Bungalow675 EUR510 EUR
Double Bungalow625 EUR475 EUR
Triple Bungalow555 EUR455 EUR
Dorm496 EUR398 EUR

Package Includes:

✔ 7 nights Accommodation

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 6 dinners

✔ Welcome Drink

✔ 5 Days Surf Course (Beginner, intermediate, advanced)

✔ 6 Days Surf material all day (Surfboards, rashguards & wetsuits)

✔ Ripcurl wetsuits

✔ Huge selection of surfboards

✔ Free surf on Saturday

✔ Transport to the beach

✔ Lagos pick-up. Bus or Train station

✔ Dinner on Friday at best local restaurant. (not inclu.)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

On high season arrival on Sundays. In low season you can do less than one week and you can also start any day of the week. 3 and

In low season you can do less than one week and you can also start any day of the week. 3 and 5 day packages also available

Surf Guiding Package

A Surf Guiding package for anyone who can catch unbroken waves without being pushed. Winter time is the best time of the year for waves!

 

All prices are given per person per week.

 High Season
21 June - 4 September
Rest of the year
Single Superior Room703 EUR510 EUR
Double Superior Room650 EUR475 EUR
Single Bungalow675 EUR510 EUR
Double Bungalow625 EUR475 EUR
Triple Bungalow555 EUR455 EUR
Dorm496 EUR398 EUR

 

Package Includes:

✔ 7 nights Accommodation

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 6 dinners

✔ Welcome Drink

✔ 6 Days Surf Guiding (Beginner, intermediate, advanced)

✔ No surf coaching or surf equipment included

✔ Transport to the beach

✔ Lagos pick-up. Bus or Train station

✔ Dinner on Friday at best local restaurant. (not inclu.)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

3 and 5-day packages also available

Surf and Yoga Package

A package for people that love surf and Yoga. And that is all they will do all week. Beginners or advanced.

 

All prices are given per person per week.

 High Season
21 June - 4 September
Rest of the year
Single Superior Room803 EUR610 EUR
Double Superior Room750 EUR575 EUR
Single Bungalow775 EUR610 EUR
Double Bungalow725 EUR575 EUR
Triple Bungalow655 EUR555 EUR
Dorm596 EUR498 EUR

 

Package Includes:

✔ 7 nights Accommodation

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 6 dinners

✔ Welcome Drink

✔ 6 days Surf Guiding or 5 Days Surf Courses

✔ 5 Days Yoga classes

✔ Ripcurl wetsuits

✔ Huge selection of surfboards

✔ Free surf on Saturday

✔ Transport to the beach

✔ Lagos pick-up. Bus or Train station

✔ Dinner on Friday at best local restaurant. (not inclu.)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

On high season arrival on Sundays

In low season you can do less than one week and you can also start any day of the week. 3 and 5 day packages also available

Yoga Package

A package for people that love Yoga. And that is all they will do all week.

 

All prices are given per person per week.

 High Season
21 June - 4 September
Rest of the year
Single Superior Room678 EUR485 EUR
Double Superior Room625 EUR450 EUR
Single Bungalow 650 EUR485 EUR
Double Bungalow600 EUR450 EUR
Triple Bungalow530 EUR430 EUR
Dorm471 EUR373 EUR

 

Package Includes:

✔ 7 nights Accommodation at surfcamp

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 6 dinners

✔ Welcome Drink

✔ 5 Days Yoga classes

✔ Free surf on Saturday

✔ Transport to the beach if needed

✔ Lagos pick-up. Bus or Train station

✔ Dinner on Friday at best local restaurant. (not inclu.)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

Kite Surf and Surf Package

A Kite Surf package for beginners, intermediates, or advanced that want to learn to jump. The kite surf is done at the perfect location, in a beach/lagoon on the south coast only 25 minutes from the surf house where the sea is flat and good wind.

 

All prices are given per person per week.

 High Season
21 June - 4 September
Rest of the year
Single Superior Room1030 EUR 835 EUR
Double Superior Room975 EUR905 EUR
Single Bungalow1000 EUR 835 EUR
Double Bungalow950 EUR 800 EUR
Triple Bungalow880 EUR 780 EUR
Dorm821 EUR 723 EUR

 

Package Includes:

✔ 7 nights Accommodation at surfcamp

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 6 dinners

✔ Welcome Drink

✔ 5 Days of Kitesurf classes (15 hours). Material included.

✔ 1 Day free surf ( surfboard rental)

✔ Transport to the beach

✔ Lagos pick-up. Bus or Train station

✔Dinner on Friday at best local restaurant. (not inclu.)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

Family Package

This is our most exclusive package. Ideal for families with children or couples that want to relax and spend a week of surf taking care of their bodies and doing different healthy activities aparts from surfing. One of our guides will drive you to discover a bit more in depth the beautiful Costa Vicentina, its History, its traditions, and its people.

 

All prices are given per person per week.

 High Season
21 June - 4 September
Rest of the Year
Single Superior Room878 EUR 685 EUR
Double Superior Room825 EUR650 EUR
Single Bungalow850 EUR685 EUR
Double Bungalow800 EUR650 EUR
Triple Bungalow 730 EUR630 EUR
Dorm 671 EUR573 EUR

 

Package Includes:

✔ 7 nights Accommodation

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 6 dinners

✔ Welcome Drink

✔ 4 Days surf school or surf Guiding.

✔ Material included for surf lessons.

✔ 1 Horse Trek along natural park with wine tasting at local winery

✔ 2 choices of Turistic cultural, Water park, Bicycle, or walking tour, shopping, or visit (Cabo San Vicente Castle, Monchique, or Lagos)

✔ 3 fullbody massages for adults

✔ 2 Yoga Classes

✔ Transport to the beach

✔ Airport Transfers (Faro) or Lagos pick-up. Bus or Train station.

✔ Dinner on Friday at best local restaurant. (not inclu.)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

Non Surfer Package

This package is for those companions and non-surfers only needing accommodation (place to sleep and eat)in the Algarve.

 

All prices are given per person per week.

 High Season
21 June - 4 September
Rest of the year
Single Superior Room578 EUR385 EUR
Double Superior Room525 EUR350 EUR
Single Bungalow 550 EUR385 EUR
Double Bungalow500 EUR350 EUR
Triple Bungalow430 EUR330 EUR
Dorm371 EUR273 EUR

 

Package Includes:

✔ 7 nights Accommodation

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 6 dinners

✔ Welcome Drink

✔ Transport to the beach if needed

✔ Lagos pick-up. Bus or Train station

✔ Dinner on Friday at best local restaurant. (not inclu.)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

On high season arrival on sundays.

In low season people can arrive any day of the week they want and can stay for less than 7 nights.

 

Discounts Infants 0-23 months pay 20 EUR per day Children 2- 6 Years 50% Discount 10% Discount on second week and 3rd week.

Surf Course Prices with out accommodation

We offer surf courses for all levels. All prices are given per person per week.

 

  LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON
1/2 day 35 EUR 40 EUR
1 day 50 EUR 55 EUR
3 days 135 EUR 150 EUR
5 days 200 EUR 225 EUR

Includes:

✔ 2 surf session per day (3 hours of training)

✔ surf materials (board, wetsuit, lish, rashguard)

✔ transfers to the beach from surfcamp

✔ lunch (sandwiches/ salads / pasta, juice, fruit, cookies)

✔ drinking water

Rental

Softboard Low Season High Season
Week 105 EUR 140 EUR
1 day only 20 EUR 25 EUR
More than 1 day (per day) 15 EUR 20 EUR

 

Board + Wetsuit Low Season High Season
Week 140 EUR 175 EUR
1 day only 25 EUR 30 EUR
More than 1 day (per day) 20 EUR 25 EUR

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