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Nomad Surf Camp - Young Adults (18-21 Years Old) - Caparica, LISBON. Surf Camps in Portugal


Nomad Surf Camp - YOUNG ADULTS - Lisbon - Erasmus - University Students Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

A Surf Camp for Young Adults (18 to 21 years old)


Are you 18 to 21 Years old? 


Nomad Surf Camps organises the coolest surf camp for people in the ages between 18  and 21. Its a 2 week surf camp during the Sol da Caparica Music festival so the party is guaranteed!


An international Surf Camp in Portugal with young people from all over the world . The Nomad Surf Camp (Lisbon) is located in Costa Caparica Beach.


We moved our operation only 100 meters from the beach and only 15 minutes from Lisbon International Airport. It is one of many vacation spots in central Portugal which is noted for its beauty and tourist possibilities.


A privileged location for a Surf camp near a very long sandy beach with mellow beach breaks perfect for beginners. It’s an idyllic place for the practice and especially learning to Surf during the summer. Our summer camp has been hosting young adults, Erasmus and University Students with ages of 18-21 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 Portuguese, Spanish and French when needed. Accommodation in shared room organized by gender or full privacy in twin rooms. Big shared bathrooms with separate showers in a hostel that has a swimming pool, chill WiFi area, Surf Skate Ramp, and only 100 metres form the music festival.


Another Nomad Surfers best choice! You will never forget this experience!


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Our Surf Camp for Young Adults in Lisbon


Nomad Surf Camps has moved its operation in Lisbon to a newly built building on the beach so now our campers can walk 100 metres to the beach for the surf lessons. 

Every package includes meals, shared accommodation (or full privacy in twin rooms also available), daily surf lessons of course, the right to enjoy all the facilities that are included in the Surf camp (swimming pool, free wifi, etc). There is rooms of 4, 6 and 8 people and we will allocate everyone as to try to match kids of same sex. All our camps are mixed although the bedrooms distribution is by gender and age (18-21 years old).

We encourage. The first day as they will only have dinner included and last day when they only have breakfast included.



No one will be left hungry!!

At our Lisbon Surf Camp for Young Adults, 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: starter, main course, dessert, water, and juice. After surf snack in between the second surf session and afternoon activities consist of sandwiches, fruit, 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. A fully equipped kitchen is also available.



Please be aware these videos are from our teen camps, and not the Young Adults.

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The Activities at the Lisbon Surf Camp for Young Adults


The camps run for 7 or 14 days, most people stay for the two weeks.  The day of arrival there is surfing in the evening. The Surf Center is 1 minute walk from the accommodation. All activities are done in English.


Most of the days we wake up to have a healthy breakfast and go to the beach for a morning surfing session. After the surf the lunch is getting ready (nobody leaves the table hungry!!)  In the afternoon you have one more surf session, and an afternoon snack. Back to the camp, it’s time to have a proper shower, dinner and evening activities such as movie night, sunset walks, slackline, parties, pool activities, ball games, skate night and many others.


There is also an excursion day on every 7 days camp for the city tour, paintball,  or any extra activity the group decide to do.


Sol da Caparica Music Festival 

The greatest music festival in Portugal only a few metres from the surf camp. Its a 5 day festival with great Reggae, Hip hop, and African music. Great fun!


University Students & Erasmus Lisbon 

Nomad Surf Camps offers a fun surfing experience for international students, university students, Erasmus in Lisbon. Surf lessons are in Costa da Caparica. Stop searching! There is no other Erasmus program in Portugal as fun as Nomad Surf camps.


Surfing Gap Year

If you are looking for a surfing Gap year, learn to surf before you go to University, then our Young Adults surf camp in Lisbon this August is a must to visit.


Team Building & Corporations Surfing Lisbon

Surf Lisbon with your team Building & Corporations team. Nomad offers team building activities like surfing and other games and excursions always with Surfing as the theme. We offer packages with accommodation. surf lessons in Lisbon, and all the other team building activities in Lisbon. Our surf lessons are fun and motivational. The participants will build stronger relationships between them, by laughing and playing in the water , and learning surfing which is a very special art and sort. We highly recommend our packages for your Team Building activities in Lisbon.



The Surf Lessons in Lisbon

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 Lisbon Surf Camp, the best experience of your life!!


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


Surf lesson Levels

First time surfing or tried a few times


✔ 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.


I can paddle on my own and stand up


✔ 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.


I surf short boards and want to get better

We offer advanced surf coaching for those experienced surfers. Ask us about our advanced surf Training program.


Daily Yoga

We offer daily yoga with our beautiful Yoga teacher


Other Possible activities

Here is the list of other possible activities. It does not mean you will do all of them. And some will be optional and extra cost that will be paid upon arrival.

Paintball: Only 30 meters from the surfcamp. (not included in the price).

Tree Obstacle Circuits: Obstacles circuits of different levels of difficulty (fully secured with harness).



 Kitesurf (minimum age 14 and at least 45kg)

Kayak: Kayak riding in the ocean or lake.

Horseback riding

Bicycle Rides


Hipotrip: Tour through across the Tejo River onboard an amphibious vehicle.

Sailboat excursion

Shopping center

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.

 SURF SKATE RAMP: We have a surf skate ramp at the camp. 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



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

Movie nights


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.


A typical day at our surf camp


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 onwards Party Time

Evening activities

DAY 1 – Welcome meeting and Video

DAY 2 – Video Correction and Sol da Caparica Concerts

DAY 3 – City tour Costa da Caparica

DAY 4 – Pizza night and Sol da Caparica Concerts

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

DAY 6 – Skate/bike night

DAY 7 – Farewell Party 



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

Our Youtube Video Vlogs

Please be aware these videos are from our teen camps, and not the Young Adults.

Susbscribe to our YouTube channel and get notified when we upload a new video. Here you can see the day to day real life at our surf camps.








Where exactly is the surf camp in Portugal?


Our Surf Camp for Young Adults in Portugal is in Costa da Caparica Coast, only 20 minutes from Lisbon downtown and Lisbon International Airport. With an extension of 13 km of sandy beaches surrounded by the nature reserves of Costa da Caparica Fossil Cliff and Mêdos National Woods.


Almada also has historic centers and countless places worth to visit, such as the Zagallos Manor House, in Sobreda or the Contemporary Art Centre at Casa da Cerca, in Old Almada, among many other suggestions.


The Surf Camp is only 1 min walking to the beach, restaurants, bakery, and supermarkets.

Getting Here

We can pick up at Lisbon airport for 40 Eur per person per way.



Camp 1  12 – 19 August 7 Nights
Camp 2  19 – 26 August 7 Nights


1 week 795 EUR
2 weeks 1545 EUR

Book early !!! Limited availability !!!


Packages include

✔ 7 nights accommodation 1 min walk to the beach

✔ Shared bathroom separated by gender

✔ Daily Breakfast and Afternoon Snack (Sandwich + drink)

✔ 6 Lunches,

 ✔ 4 Dinners

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

✔ Tickets to Sol da Caparica music festival

✔ One on one Video Correction

✔ Free Surf available for intermediate and advanced surfers

✔ All surfing equipment included

✔ Surf strength and conditions sessions

✔ Visit to local Winery

✔ Last night party at the Surf camp

✔ Other activities such surf factory tour, ball games, pool party, beach party, excursions, movie night, video correction night, sunset walks, Skate night, pizza night, and lots of party!

✔ Wifi

✔ Goody Bag


Private Twin Rooms

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

140 EUR per person per week.

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


Single Rooms

If you wish to stay with us and enjoy of total privacy you can book a single room for 350 EUR per week extra.


English Language Classes

5 days of English Language classes 150 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.



✔ Diet restriction: 70 EUR per person per camp

Lisbon Airport Transfers: Transfers from/to Lisbon Airport, Bus or Train station: 40 EUR per person per way ( between 10 am to 6 pm) if earlier or later it is 50 EUR per person per way.

Kite Surf Pack: 4 days 440 EUR per person (Includes transportation + 4 hours of private kitesurf lessons)

Lisbon excursion: It depends, we advise pocket money around 50 EUR per person (one activity, lunch and dinner)



Check-in Time

Our Surf camp for Young Adults in Lisbon 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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