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Nomad Summer Surf Camp - Teens, Algarve. Portugal

INTRODUCTION

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Nomadsurfers has been organizing this 10 day Teens Summer Surfcamp Portugal in the Algarve since 2000. There is a maximum of 55 kids per week and the summer surf camp 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.

 

Surf Courses are split into three levels: total beginners who will learn the easiest way to surf and improve their technique, Intermediate surfers, and advanced surfers. 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, Portuguese and English Language classes in the evenings (optional).

 

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 has dedicated their life to surf and he boasts over 15 years of experience in junior training.

 

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.  

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THE ACCOMMODATION

Private property of 10,000 square meters in the Natural park of Alentejo. Friendly and Safe Summer Surf camp Portugal accommodating up to fifty-five teenagers. The Surfcamp consists of the main building with dining area and playroom.

 

Spacious living room

  • Internet access
  • Ping-Pong
  • Table football
  • Billiard
  • PlayStation
  • Large screen TV with a wide selection of movies and surf DVD’s

Rooms

  • Separate dorms for boys and for girls.
  • Rooms can be of 3, 4, 6 or 8 people.
  • Prices include accommodation in shared dorms.
  • Private rooms are optional. To have your private Twin or triple room you need to book two or three people in the same booking. Limited vacancies.

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 surf camp, a delicious breakfasts buffet with 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 surf camp 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 Nomad Surfers created the Summer Surf Camp Portugal 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.

THE ACTIVITIES

Surf School and Coaching

This surf school in the Algarve is one of the best in Portugal and renowned for training junior surfers. The Summer Surfcamp 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.

 

5th and 6th Day.

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

 

7th and 8th Day.

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

 

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.

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 Surf Camp (Horse ride, Shaping class, Video, shower, relax, play, or other activities.) Language course (optional)

20:30 Dinner

22:00 Videos

Other 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)

 

Horse riding

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.

 

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

Summer Surfcamp Portugal offers 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

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.

 

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, 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.

 

  • 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)

Getting Here

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 – Easyjet/Transavia /Ryanair

GERMANY: Ryanair /Tui Fly/Munich Transavia / air Berlin

NETHERLANDS: Transavia

 

Transfers

FARO

We offer FREE Faro international airport transfers on our suggested dates for our Summer Surf camp for teenagers in the Algarve. We recommend this airport as its the closest.  Arrivals or departure on different dates 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.

 

What to bring

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).

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 Surf House

✔ 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 Airport Pick up and drop off

✔ Lisbon or Sevilla Airport transfers (Extra cost)

✔ Apnea and Ocean Safety 1 day workshop

✔ 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.

 

Tranfers

Official Dates

Faro Airport Pick up – FREE

Lisbon Airport Pick up – 100 EUR per person per way

Sevilla Airport Pick up – 100 EUR per person per way

 

Another Dates

Faro Airport Pick up – 50 EUR per person per way

Lisbon Airport Pick up – 150 EUR per person per way

Sevilla Airport Pick up – 150 EUR per person per way

Check-in and Check-out times

The Surfcamp for children in the Algarve starts in the afternoon. Check in after 5 PM and surf classes on the following morning. On check out day, the departures in the mornings, although we can drop off at later time if necessary.

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