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Algarve Teenagers - Nomad Summer Surf Camp - Aljezur, Algarve. Portugal

INTRODUCTION

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There is a maximum of 55 kids per week and the summer surfcamp is for boys and girls between 12 and 18. The accommodation for the kids is close to Vale Figueiras beach, a nice Surfhouse only 5 minutes from Carrapateira and Aljezur, and 20 minutes north of Sagres.

 

Plenty of activities, prizes, gifts and lots of fun. The children will be spoken to in English, French or Spanish most of the time.

 

We also offer Spanish and English Language classes in the evenings (optional)

 

Surf Courses are split into three levels:

 

  • Level 1 for total beginners who will learn the easiest way to surf and improve their technique
  • Level 2 for Intermediate surfers
  • Level 3 for advanced surfers and competition training.

 

The team consists of qualified coaches, who speak several languages and all the elements are combined to provide kids with professional, pleasurable and efficient training. The Team have dedicated their life to surf and he boasts over 15 years of experience in junior training.

 

NEW- SURF SAFETY – APNEA!

 

Certified APNEA instructors will teach you about what is happening in your body when you breathe and hold your breath is key to being relaxed in hold down situations. Learning breathing techniques that help prevent blackouts is vital for staying safe. Be safe and bring your surfing to a next level.  

THE ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation for the kids is at The Nomad surf camp, Algarve – Vale Figueiras beach. It consists of a private property of 10,000 square metres in the Natural park of Alentejo. Friendly and Safe Summer Surfcamp accommodating up to fifty-five teenagers. 

 

The camp consists of the main building with dining area and playroom. On the main building, there is a spacious living room with internet access, Ping-Pong, table football, billiard, PlayStation and large screen TV with a wide selection of movies and surf DVD’s. The accommodation is in dorms. Separate dorms for boys and for girls. Rooms can be of 3, 4, 6 or 8 people.

 

Prices include accommodation in shared dorms but private rooms are optional. To have your private 

Twin or triple room you need to book two or three people in same booking. Limited vacancies.

 

We are 30 minutes north of Sagres. The Surfhouse is ideally located between nature and the wild Vale Figueiras Beach or Arrifana Beach where the surf courses take place. (hills, birds, cows and sheep). No houses, bars, or anywhere to walk to, apart from the beach. We have everything they need.

 

Food

 

Professional Chef with more than 20 years experience in the best restaurants in the Algarve. The food is abundant and delicious. If a kid doesn’t like anything we will make sure to cook him or her something else.

 

Breakfast

Served at the surfcamp. Breakfasts Buffet : Daily Homemade bread, freshly squeezed orange juice, Croissants, fruit, hams, cheese, cereal, etc homemade Desserts! Homegrown vegetables and fruits: Salad, tomatoes and more!

 

Lunch

Picnic Lunches are given to each kid to take to the beach. Sandwiches, fuit, chocolate, drinks, water. 

 

Dinner

Dinners are provided at the nearby restaurant or at the Surfcamp. Chef Homemade pizzas, Starter, soup, main course, and desserts.

 

We are a flexible surfcamp and our main objective is that children have a great time and feel at home, or better!

 

For Parents

 

We have dedicated many years to the practice and teaching of surfing as qualified instructors, so we created the Surf Camp in 2000 with great enthusiasm, specializing in minors. We know the responsibility that this entails, that is why the boys/girls will be controlled at all the times both in the surf lessons and activities extras we developed for their free time, and also at all times by our monitors, and will be always accompanied by teachers graduates. They will be surfing, doing sports and having fun but with the maximum security for them.

 

Our students will stay with a monitor with experience in sports activities and outdoor games . They will be responsible for checking that the young meet the standards of surf camps and make extra activities in the afternoon.

 

To you parents, which always concerned about is the safety of their children. Your children are monitored 24 hours a day by qualified instructors in sports entertainment with a system of internal rules which must be met.

 

THE ACTIVITIES

We have dedicated many years to the practice and teaching of surfing as qualified instructors, so we created the Surf Camp in 2000 with great enthusiasm, specializing in minors. The boys/girls will be controlled at all the times both in the surf lessons and activities extras we developed for their free time, and also at all times by our monitors, and will be always accompanied by teachers graduates.

 

We offer a wide range of activities:

 

  • Yoga sessions few days a week.
  • Full moon party on the beach by a bonfire.
  • Once a week we have Karaoke
  • Basketball and ping pong competitions.
  • Free bicycles at disposal.
  • Touristic excursions.
  • Treasure Hunting
  • OPTIONAL Activities ( Waterpark 19 EUR, Kayak 20 EUR, etc)

 

Close by to the property there is stables with horses, cows, pigs, dogs, and our orchard. Some weeks we also take our kids horseback riding. 2 hour classes for total beginners or advanced riders. Kids will be surfing, doing sports and having fun but with the maximum security for them.

 

Surf School and Coaching

 

This surf school is one of the best in Portugal and renowned for training junior surfers. Surf Courses are split into four levels:

 

Level 1 for beginners

1st and 2nd 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. 3rd and 4th Day.

 

Morning: Review the last part of the first days. Afternoon: Stand Up and Balance position.

 

4th and 5th Day.

Morning: Review the last part. Afternoon: Exercises of weight change from front leg to back leg, walking on board.

 

6th and 7th Day.

Morning: Review the last part. Afternoon: Learn to turn left, learn to turn right.

 

8th, 9th and 10th Day.

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

 

Level 2 for Intermediate surfers

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

 

Program:

 

✔ Exercises on Streetboardz. Skateboards with front trucks that move laterally and specially designed to train rail to rail surfing.

✔ 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.

Level 3 for advanced surfers

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

 

Program:

 

✔ Introduction to shortboards.

✔ Duck dives,

✔ Bottom turns,

✔ Turn on the top (re-entry),

✔ Trimming,

✔ Understanding tides and 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 surfcamp.

High Performance – Competition Training

 

Dates: 21 June to 1st July (dates might change, please make an enquiry)

Price: 845 EUR

 

Including:

 

✔ 10 nights in Shared room Accommodation at Surfhouse

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).

✔ 1 dinner at best local Restaurant (not included)

✔ High performance Training

✔ Lagos Train/Bus station

✔ Faro or Sevilla Airport transfers (Extra cost)

✔ Other activities. (horse back riding, Surfboard fabrication, games, etc) Yoga

✔ Extra optional activities. Karting, Kayaks, Water park, etc. (not included)

 

Program:

 

  • Development of Training conscience
  • Physical & Psychological analysis of the Surfer.
  • Complementary Functional training (Gym, Yoga, Pool, Skate, Trampoline, etc)
  • Push the limits in uncomfortable situations (Big Waves, Rocks, in & outs, Slabs, etc)
  • Tecnique and posture
  • Development of Competition
  • Skills Simulation of competition heats.

 

MORE INFO

A Typical Day

09:00 – Breakfast

09:45 – Mini Bus to the beach

10:30 – 13:00 Training

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Training

18:30 Back at the Surfhouse (Horse ride, Shaping class, Video, shower, relax, play, or other activities.) Language course (optional)

20:30 Dinner

22:00 Videos

 

NEW this summer – SURF SAFETY – APNEA!

 

Certified APNEA instructors will teach you about what is happening in your body when you breathe and hold your breath is key to being relaxed in hold down situations. Learning breathing techniques that help prevent blackouts is vital for staying safe. Be safe and bring your surfing to a next level.  

 

Language Courses

 

We offer optional Spanish and English Language courses. The classes are only one hour per day for five days from Monday to Friday after surf so no one will miss out on any surfing. The classes are fun and most of the time they will be taught in the open air (Beach, fields, with the animals at the nearby farms, etc).

 

Shaping Workshop 

 

Surfboard construction workshop. Once a week we have a workshop where we teach the kids how to shape, sand, and glass surfboards. We do the same process but in miniature surfboards which they can take with them as key chains.

 

 

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

 

The Algarve is situated on the southern most part of Portugal, stretching along the Atlantic between the Spanish border and Cabo Sao Vicente, Europe’s south western most point. It was the last territory to be conquered back from the Moors in 1292 and their presence is still very much present in the architecture of the region with its whitewashed houses standing against the red earth and greenery.

 

Sheltered from the northern winds by the Monchique range and facing south, the Algarve enjoys a privileged climate all year round, in brightly coloured and fertile surroundings covered with orange, fig and almond groves. The southern coastline is formed by a long stretch of fabulous beaches, only broken up by impressive reddish cliffs. The west coast is wilder and the sea rougher, with a string of solitary coves and beaches accessed through dirt tracks.

 

Faro and Lagos

 

Algarve’s capital Faro enjoys a central location on the coast and the old town has many historical monuments, including a medieval wall. Further west, Lagos is a well known touristic destination on the banks of a river estuary and its old quarters are enclosed within 15th century walls. Also worth a visit is the little town of Monchiqueand its famous thermal spa, nestling in the Serra de Monchique mountain range, which highest point at nearly 1,000 meters enjoys splendid panoramic views across the Algarve to the Atlantic.

 

Sagres

 

Sagres lies at the western end of the Algarve, next to Cabo Sao Vicente. It was here that five centuries ago, Prince Henrique set up a school of navigation which has played a crucial role in the Portuguese discoveries. The town has a magnificent fortress built in the 14th century with a giant 43 meters compass rose. Cabo Sao Vicente fortress is poised on high cliffs facing the Atlantic. It was built on the original Roman site of “Promontorium Sacrum” – or sacred promontory, as they believe the cape was the end of the world, being the southwestern-most point of Europe.

 

CLIMATE

 

Atlantic/Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers. Due to its exposure on a peninsula, the region enjoys excellent swell and wind conditions year round for the practice of surf or kitesurf.

 

Getting Here

The camp is located in Aljezur, Algarve on the way to Vale Figueiras Beach. If you book we will send you the exact directions of how to get to the Surf Resort plus the GPS coordinates.

 

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

 

Flying to Faro (FAO)

Direct Flights from major all European cities.

 

SPAIN : Direct flight Madrid to Faro. Iberia

 

ITALY : 1 Conextion Milan to Faro. Easyjet / Ryanair / Veiling

 

FRANCE : Direct flight to Faro.

Paris – Easyjet/Transavia

Lyon – Transavia

Marseille – Ryanair

 

GERMANY : From Dusseldorf Ryanair /Tui Fly

Frankfurt Ryanair From

Munich Transavia / air Berlin /tuiFly

Berlin Air Berlin

 

NETHERLANDS : Amsterdam – Transavia

 

Transfers

 

FARO

We offer FREE Faro international airport transfers on the dates when we have the arrival and departure dates for the Teen surfcamps. We recommend this airport as its the closest. Any other date it will be charged 50 EUR per person per way.

 

LISBON OR SEVILLA

We offer transfers from LISBON international airport and SEVILLA International airport for 100 EUR per person per way when we have the arrival and departure dates for the Teen surfcamps. Any other dates we charge 150 EUR per way.

 

By Train or Bus

 

You can also take a train from Madrid. Children can get the AVE Train form Madrid to Sevilla and then we can pick them up at Sevilla train station.

 

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

 SUGGESTED DATESNUMBER OF NIGHTSPRICE
Camp 121 June - 1 July10795 EUR
Camp 21 - 11 July 10795 EUR
Camp 311 - 21 July 10795 EUR
Camp 421 - 31 July 10795 EUR

 

Including:

✔ Shared room Accommodation at Surfhouse

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).

✔ 1 dinner at best local Restaurant (not included)

✔ Surf Classes and all necessary material

✔ English or Spanish Language classes (optional)

✔ Lagos Pick up. and drop off. Train/Bus station

✔ Faro, Lisbon or Sevilla Airport transfers (Extra cost)

✔ Other activities. (horse back riding, Surfboard fabrication, games, etc)

✔ Yoga

✔ 1 Nomad T- Shirt

 

Extra optional activities. Karting, Kayaks, Water park, etc. (not included)

 

Language Classes

 

8 days of English Language classes 155 EUR. The classes are only 1 hour long. The objective is that children learn at least a handful of few important phrases of words per day.

 

Check-in and Check-out times

 

The Surfcamps starts in the afternoons and surf classes on the following morning. Departures in the mornings, although we can drop off at later dates.

 

Private Rooms

 

Prices include accomodation in shared dorms but private rooms are optional.

 

Single room optional 220 EUR per person (10 nights)

Twin or triple room optional 165 EUR per person (10 nights). You need to book two or three people in same booking. Limited vacancies.

 

We also rent rooms in luxury Mansion just 500 metres from the surfcamp for parents who wish to spend a week or two in this beautiful region, close to their children.

 

What to bring - Checklist

We have prepared a checklist to make sure your kid has everything he/she needs to have an awesome time at the camp!

 

✔ Underwear for 10 days

✔ Socks for closed shoes

✔ Summer t-shirts and shorts

✔ Long pants and sweater

✔ A raincoat

✔ Sports Shoes for Skate classes

✔ Flipflops/ Sandals

✔ Swimsuit / bikini

✔ Beach towel

✔ Small backpack to carry things to the beach

✔ Pijamas

✔ Toiletry kit (Toothpaste and toothbrush, champoo, gel, etc.)

✔ Hat or visor

✔ Sunscreen

✔ The mobile phone is optional, the idea is that are disconnected from the electronics.

✔ Pocket money (all meals are included but it is good to have a little extra money to buy one dinner, some ice cream or drink on the beach or during excursions, or extra optional activities).

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