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INTRODUCTION

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Surf Camp in Galicia for Teenagers

Nomad Surf Camps organises the most Multi-national Surf Camp for Teenagers in Spain. The Nomad Surf Camp (Galicia) is located in the famous surf spot of Valdovino Beach,

 

Our surf camp for children is literally a few steps away from the beach and only 1 hour away from  from two famous airports. Santiago de Compostela and La Coruna International airports, both have very good connections and cheap flights from all over Europe due to the millions of people that come each year to pilgrimage “Camino de Santiago”.

 

A privileged location for a Teens camp located in the protected natural park,  A Frouxeira lagoon and the Valdoviño dune system have been declared a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a wetland of international importance since 1993. A rich natural space, with exceptional flora that annually receives more than 15,000 birds, making it a mandatory stop for ornithology lovers.

 

It’s an idyllic place for the practice and especially learning to Surf during the summer. Our summer camp has been hosting teens with ages of 12-17 years old from Russia, Italy, UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, Canada, Spain, and other countries over the years. 

 

All activities are done in English, but staff also help in Spanish and French when needed.

 

Another Nomad Surf Camp for Teenagers  best choice! You will never forget this experience!

THE ACCOMMODATION

Our Beachfront Surf Camp for Teenagers in Galicia

Nomad Surf Camp Galicia is located in a small camping right at the beach. We have a private and priviliged area of the camping fenced off and reserved only for the Nomad Surf Camp.

The kids sleep in large Bungalow Dorms of 10 people each. All our camps are mixed although the bedrooms distribution is by gender and age (12-17 years old). You also have the option to book private Luxury Glamping tents with two separate beds.

The teens are supervised by our staff 24 hours. The Surf camp entrance is closed during the night.

We encourage the parents to provide some pocket money for vending machine available at the accommodation, supermarket, lunch and dinner on excursion day, ice-creams, souvenirs, drinks or extra activities not included like paintball or horse-ridding, etc. They will also need money for the first day as they will only have dinner included and last day when they only have breakfast included.

 

Meals

No one will be left hungry!!

At our Galicia Teens Surf Camp, the strong breakfast consists of fruits, orange juice, toasts, whole grain bread, jams, honey, milk, coffee, chocolate milk, ham, cheese, muesli, and corn flakes.

Lunches are served in the restaurant at the camp with everything the teens deserve: starter, main course, dessert, water, and juice. 

Dinners are varied and include all the necessary nutrition for teenagers this age. A starter or soup, main course, and dessert. Juices and water also included. We cater to Celiacs or Vegetarian teens as well. 

 

For Parents

COVID-19 Measures

Due to Covid-19 situation in the world, we are aware of the evolution of COVID-19 and the recommendations of the official health entities, in order to constantly update hygiene and safety procedures in all areas of the surfcamp.

The measures implemented will be strictly followed by the Surf Camp staff, who will receive frequent training, and other measures will be requested from our guests, ensuring that their stay on our beautiful land run as safely as possible, mitigating any risk of infection.

–  All Staff is fully Vaccinated

– The common measures, as frequent disinfection, using the masks in the common areas, are taken. The staff is using the masks in the common areas and vehicles, as it recommended by the health entities. We recommend our guests to use the masks and disinfect / wash hand frequently, avoiding close contacts.

– The groups for surf lessons are limited, less people per surf coach.

– The surf equipment stays assigned to a person during the whole stay. We disinfect the surf boards and wetsuits accordingly.

Supervision

Nomad Surfers have dedicated many years to the practice and teaching of surfing as qualified instructors, and we organized our first Surf Camp for children in Europe in 1998 with great enthusiasm, specialising in minors. We know the responsibility that this entails, that is why at our summer camp in Galicia the boys and girls will be controlled at all the times, in the surf lessons, extra activities and free time by our monitors, and will be always accompanied by teachers graduates, surfing, sports and recreation with the maximum security for them.

 

Our teens will be supervised by monitors with experience in sports activities and outdoor games. They will be responsible for checking that the teens meet the standards of Surf Camp and make extra activities in the evenings. To you, parents who always concerned about is the safety of your children. Your children are monitored 24 hours per day by qualified instructors with a system of internal rules which must be followed.

Unaccompanied Free Time with Parental authorisation

Freedom to walk out of the surf camp on their own free time unaccompanied is also allowed only with parents authorisation. Rules apply. Please contact us for more information.

 

THE ACTIVITIES

Galicia Teens Surf Camp

The camps run for 7 days.  The day of arrival there is surfing in the evening. The beach is 1 minute walk from our Junior Surf Camps. All activities are done in English.

 

The Surf Lessons

Every day there is surf, mostly 2 surf lessons per day, for how long depends on the conditions, our goal is to have at least 4 hours of surf lessons per day. The other activities are focused to enhance your qualities for sport, improve your fitness and above all to have fun and live this Junior Surf Camp in Spain, the best experience of your life!!

All material is included, we have a ratio of only 6 teens per instructor!!

 

Highest Surf Coaching Degree in Spain

The Director and head coach, Alberto Freire has the highest coaching (Competition Trainer Level II) diploma in Spain, has competed in the Pantin Classic surf contest, and has over 40 years of surfing experience.

 

Spanish Surf Champion will be your Surf Instructor

Moises Ramirez, is 18 years old, current surf champion of Spain, is one of the surf instructors at our camp.

 

 

 

Surf Lessons / Levels

INITIATION LEVEL 

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

✔ Introduction to waves without surfboards

✔ Introduction with the surfboard always laying down.

✔ Practice balance and Timing

✔ Paddling

✔ Exercises to get up on the board in and out of the water. 

✔ Stand Up and Balance position.

✔ Exercises of weight change from front leg to back leg

✔ Sitting on the board

✔ Walking on the board

✔ Learn to turn left and learn to turn right.

 

IMPROVEMENT

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

✔ 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. 

✔ Theory (Priority rules, Safety procedures, currents, and tides)

✔ Video analysis.

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

 

 

Optional Activities

Here is a lit of some of the activities that we may do, but not all. There is certain activities included in the package but you have the option to do attend other extra activities. Each will have an extra cost that will be paid upon arrival. 

 

Functional Training for surfing: Additional physical exercises to improve your Stamina, Balance, coordination, Timing, Physical condition and obviously your surfing.

 Stretching: Specific and fundamental Stretching exercises to help you perform radical surfing maneuvers and basic and avoid injuries.

 Carver Surf Skateboards: We will train you to carve rail to rail on our carver skateboards which are longboard skateboards with a front truck that moves sideways to simulate the turns of a surfboard or snowboard. There is a skate circuit walking distance.

Green space for various games: There is a huge beautiful green space to play at the actual surf camp.

Beach Volleyball

Soccer on the beach

Dodgeball

Frisbee

Ping Pong: The rivalry among students, especially monitors is epic!!

Movie nights

Archery

Visit Surfboard factory: We will visit a local surf factory.

Parties: Not everything will be training…! We do barbecues, DJ, and nightly jam sessions. Bring your instruments.

Speedboat tours

Kayak: Kayak riding in the ocean or lake.

Horseback riding

Bicycle Rides

Sailboat excursion

Shopping center

 Visit to Roman walls Lugo

 Visto to Cathedral Santiago de Compostela

 Visit to highest Cliff in Europe 614 m (Garita de Herveria)

A Typical day at Teens Surf Camp Galicia

 

TIME ACTIVITY
9am Breakfast
10am to 5pm Beach Time ( 2 Surf lessons, lunch, extra activities)
5pm to 8pm Walk back to the camp, shower, free time
8pm Dinner
9pm to 11pm Evening Activities
11pm Quiet Time

Evening Activities

DAY 1 – Welcome meeting and Video

DAY 2 – Video Correction & Pop Corn Night

DAY 3 – Excursion Santiago de Compostela

DAY 4 – Pizza night

DAY 5 – La Coruna Tour (meals, and activities not included)

DAY 6 – Skate/bike night

DAY 7 – Farewell Party 

 

 

*Schedule subject to change according to teens’ interests and weather conditions.

 

 

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

This surf camp for Chldren is located a few metres from the sands of AFrouxeira, a historical reference point for the beaches of the region, with more than 3,000 m of sea open to the immenseness of the Atlantic. A perfect paradise for swimming or long walks on the fine white sand, and with strong waves and constant winds, ideal for surfing.
A rich natural space, with exceptional flora that annually receives more than 15,000 birds, making it a mandatory stop for ornithology lovers.

The A Frouxeira lagoon and the Valdoviño dune system have been declared a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a wetland of international importance since 1993. They are part of the Galician submission for the NATURA NET.

They are also listed in the Catalogue of Natural Areas under general protection by the Xunta de Galicia, a haven from hunting, in addition to being part of the RAMSAR programme (Wetlands of International Importance).

Getting Here

We pick up at Santiago de Compostela and La Coruna airports.

 80 EUR per person per way (1 hour)

 

Pick up and drop off time

(read this carefully before booking your flights)

 On arrival day the bus will leave the airport at 5 pm so we recommend for arrivals at airport around lunch time (before 4 PM).

 On departure day the bus will depart the surf camp at 8:30 am and bus arrives to the airport at 9 am so we recommend to book flights departing Santander from 10 am onwards.

 There is a cafeteria at the airport were the kids can wait a few hours in case of flight schedule.

 

Private Transfer

For kids who cannot make it to our normal pick up and drop off times from airports, you can get your own taxi, or we can book you a Private Transfer 200 EUR per way

 

 

PRICES & PACKAGES

Book early !!! Limited availability !!!

Dates

Camp 1 24 June – 1 Jul 7 Nights
Camp 2 1 – 8 July 7 Nights
Camp 3 8 – 15 July 7 Nights
Camp 4 15 – 22 July 7 Nights
Camp 5 22 – 29 July 7 Nights
Camp 6 29 July – 5 August 7 Nights
Camp 7 5 – 12 August 7 Nights
Camp 8 12 – 19 August 7 Nights
Camp 9  19 – 26 August 7 Nights
Camp 10 26 Aug – 2 Sept 7 Nights
Camp 11 2 – 9 Sept 7 Nights
Camp 12 9 – 16 Sept 7 Nights

Prices

1 week 750 EUR
2 weeks 1450 EUR
3 weeks 2100 EUR

 

Packages include

✔ 7 nights Shared accommodation 1 min walk to the beach

✔ Shared bathroom separated by gender

✔ Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. (Healthy meals to get the energy they’ll need during the surf sessions). We cater to Celiacs, Vegan Vegetarian teens as well – please check extra for cost.

✔ 7 days surf lessons ( Mostly 2 surf sessions of 2 hours, depending on weather conditions)

✔ Video Correction by Senior Level Surf Coach.

✔ Video of your surfing which we will share with you so you can show your friends

✔ Free Surf available for intermediate and advanced surfers

✔ All surfing equipment included during lessons

✔ Huge selection of surfboards

✔ Stretching and warm-up Sessions

✔ Other activities such a board workshop, surf factory tour, ball games, beach party, speedboat tour, movie night, video correction night, sunset walks, Skate night, pizza night, hamburger night.

✔ Wifi

✔ Closed-door at night, 24-hour security

 

 

Private Twin Glamping

If you wish to upgrade to a twin Glamping tent with two separate beds.

100 EUR per person per week.

Reservation of both occupants has to be made in the same booking.

 

Airport Transfers

Santiago de Compostela Airport  80 EUR per person per way

La Coruna Airport  80 EUR per person per way

Please see our bus times at “Location” section before booking your flights

 

Extras

Diet restriction: 50 EUR per person per camp

 

Check-in Time

Our Surf camp for children in Spain starts in the afternoon. Check-in after 4 PM  

 

Check-out Time

On check out day, the departures in the mornings after breakfast, although we can drop off at a later time if necessary.

 

Important Information

Arrival day includes dinner only, in case of earlier arrival, please bring extra pocket money for meals.

Departure day includes breakfast only, in case of late departure, please bring extra pocket money for meals.

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