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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, this Surfcamp in Algarve 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 great for solo traveller or couples looking for a more comfortable Surfing holiday in a clean and private accommodation, where the staff will assist you with helpfulness and friendliness. 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, Surf guiding, Kitesurf, Yoga, Horseback riding or simply bed and breakfast).

 

Our guests range from total beginners to experienced surfers. The Surf Guides and Surf 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 in Algarve

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

 

The surfcamp 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:

 

The first one is a quiet and Private Accommodation in a Modern Portuguese Country house with Swimming pool perfect for families and couples with 9 gorgeous Double Rooms with private bathrooms, and private balconies with beautiful views of the hills.

 

The second Accommodation also has a swimming pool and is a cheaper option and consists of 8 nicely decorated wooden bungalows and it is where the Bar is located.

 

Surf Camp Meals

  • Professional Chef
  • Healthy and abundant meals
  • Delicious bread
  • Monday BBQ with an abundance of grilled meat, snacks, famous tuna-prawn pasta salad, sangria and much more.
  • 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 sometimes 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 chicken and meats on the Grill soup, salads, chips, 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

  • 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 in Algarve

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 in Algarve

  • 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 in Algarve 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. Most days we teach at Vale Figueiras beach but we can pick up at Sagres or Lagos may be organized as well.

 

 

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:) 

 

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

This Surfcamp in Algarve is just 10 min north of Carrapateira and a 30 min drive from Sagres and Lagos, 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!

 

Other close beaches are Arrifana, Bordeira and Praia do Amado.

 

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 155€ per way. 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 Fitness Tour

Dates: 28 of April – 09 of May. Get Fit for Summer with special 12-Days programme, that contains full surf course and professional outdoor fitness training.

 

Prices & Inclusions

Single Room (private bathroom) 1080 EUR
Double Room (private bathroom) 925 EUR
3x, 4x, 5x Private Room 870 EUR
Dorm 4-10 pax 798 EUR

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

✔ 11-night Accommodation (shared or private)

✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

✔ Saturday BBQ Party

✔ Trip to the Dinner on Friday at best local restaurant (cost of dinner is not incl.)

✔ One personal fitness training (for individualizing the load)

✔ Daily group workouts and morning gymnastics

✔ Lectures on nutrition, trainings and healthy lifestyle

✔ 5 Days Surf Course (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

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

✔ Free surf on Saturday under surf coach supervision

✔ Ripcurl wetsuits

✔ Huge selection of surfboards

✔ Transport to the beach

✔ Welcome Drink

✔ Lagos pick-up / drop-off. Bus or Train station

✔ Transport on Fridays Party nights to Lagos or Sagres

Surf School Package

A Surf school package is for people that want to learn how to surf or to progress in surfing. Special surf course program in a friendly ambient with people, who love surfing! Have fun!

 

Prices & Inclusions

All prices are given per person per week

High Season (17.06 – 02.09)

Low Season
Single Room (private bathroom) 703 EUR 535 EUR
Double Room (private bathroom) 650 EUR 495 EUR
3x, 4x, 5x Private Room 555 EUR 455 EUR
Dorm 4-10 pax 495 EUR 395 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 included)

✔ Transport on Fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

Discount 10% on the 2nd week and on the 3rd week.

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.

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!

 

Prices & Inclusions

All prices are given per person per week

High Season (17.06 – 02.09)

Rest of the year
Single Room (private bathroom) 703 EUR 535 EUR
Double Room (private bathroom) 650 EUR 495 EUR
3x, 4x, 5x Private Room 555 EUR 455 EUR
Dorm 4-10 pax 495 EUR 395 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 included)

✔ Transport on Fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

Discount 10% on the 2nd week and on the 3rd week.

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.

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.

 

Prices & Inclusions

All prices are given per person per week

High Season (17.06 – 02.09)

Rest of the year
Single Room (private bathroom) 768 EUR 600 EUR
Double Room (private bathroom) 715 EUR 560 EUR
3x, 4x, 5x Private Room 620 EUR 520 EUR
Dorm 4-10 pax 560 EUR 460 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 included)

 Transport on Fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

Discount 10% on the 2nd week and on the 3rd week.

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.

 

Prices & Inclusions

All prices are given per person per week

High Season (17.06 – 02.09)

Rest of the year
Single Room (private bathroom) 618 EUR 475 EUR
Double Room (private bathroom) 565 EUR 435 EUR
3x, 4x, 5x Private Room 470 EUR 395 EUR
Dorm 4-10 pax 410 EUR 338 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 included)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

Discount 10% on the 2nd week and on the 3rd week.

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.

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.

 

Prices & Inclusions

All prices are given per person per week

High Season (17.06 – 02.09)

Rest of the year
Single Room (private bathroom) 1053 EUR 910 EUR
Double Room (private bathroom) 1000 EUR 870 EUR
3x, 4x, 5x Private Room 905 EUR 830 EUR
Dorm 4-10 pax 845 EUR 773 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 included)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

Discount 10% on the 2nd week and on the 3rd week.

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.

Exclusive 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.

 

Prices & Inclusions

All prices are given per person per week

High Season (17.06 – 02.09)

Rest of the year
Single Room (private bathroom) 928 EUR 760 EUR
Double Room (private bathroom) 875 EUR 720 EUR
3x, 4x, 5x Private Room 780 EUR 680 EUR
Dorm 4-10 pax 720 EUR 623 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 full body 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 included)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

Discount 10% on the 2nd week and on the 3rd week.

Discounts Infants 0-23 months pay 20 EUR per day

Children 2- 6 Years 50%

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.

Non Surfer Package

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

 

Prices & Inclusions

All prices are given per person per week

High Season (17.06 – 02.09)

Rest of the year
Single Room (private bathroom) 553 EUR 410 EUR
Double Room (private bathroom) 500 EUR 370 EUR
3x, 4x, 5x Private Room 405 EUR 330 EUR
Dorm 4-10 pax 345 EUR 273 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 included)

✔ Transport on fridays evenings to Lagos or Sagres.

 

Discount 10% on the 2nd week and on the 3rd week.

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.

Surf Course Only

We offer surf courses for all levels.

 

Prices & Inclusions

PRICES per person

High Season (17.06 – 02.09)

Rest of the year
1/2 day 40 EUR 35 EUR
1 day 60 EUR 55 EUR
3 days 165 EUR 150 EUR
5 days 250 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

 

Book an Accommodation in the Surf Camp or Surf Resort and get the Best price for your Surf Course, just 125€!

Surf Guiding Only

Surf Guide without Accommodation. Our local surf guide will help you to explore the west and southern coastline. He will bring you to the best surf spots depend on the conditions of the day.

 

Prices & Inclusions

Board + Wetsuit High Season (17.06- 02.09) Rest of the year
1/2 Day 40 EUR 35 EUR
1 Day 60 EUR 55 EUR
3 Days 165 EUR 150 EUR
5 Days 250 EUR 225 EUR

Includes:

✔ Guiding to the surfspots of the area

✔ Transfers to the different beaches

✔ Pick up and drop off from/to Lagos

✔ No surf coaching or surf equipment included

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

✔ Drinking water

 

If you would feel like you still want some theoretical lessons, let us know and we change your Guiding for a Surf Lessons for Intermediate/Advance student.

Pick up at other location may be organized as well.

 

In high season Guiding is possible for a group of 3 or more persons.

 

Book an Accommodation in the Surf Camp or Surf Resort and get the Best price for your Surf Guide, just 125€!

Rental

Longboards, Mini mals, Fun boards, and Fish models. A Huge selection of short boards available. Firewire boards for rent. New Ripcurl wetsuits.

 

Prices

Low/High Season

Soft or

Epoxy board

Board +

Wetsuit

Fiberglass

Board

Firewire

Board

1 Day only 20 / 25 EUR 25 / 30 EUR 25 / 30 EUR 40 / 45 EUR
Per Day 15 / 20 EUR 20 / 25 EUR
Per Week 105 / 140 EUR 140 / 175 EUR 140 /170 EUR 240 / 280 EUR

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