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Best Surf Summer Camps for Teens & Kids

Summer is quickly approaching, so reserve your surf summer camp space now for the 2023 season!

With over 25 years of holiday camp experience, Nomad Surfers offers fun summer activities for teens in a safe kids summer camp, where teens develop self-confidence and make new friends. Summer camp is a great way to get the kids away from electronic devices and plugged into nature, where they can develop new skills, learn new languages, and socialize.

Our camps offer a safe pick-up service from main airports. Feel secure knowing your child will be collected and looked after 24/7 during their entire experience.

Check out our bestselling summer surf camps below!

Nomad Surf Summer Camp – Algarve, Portugal

This large surf house with dining area and equipped playroom is set amongst parks, close to Vale Figueiras and Arrifana Beaches, making it one of the most beautiful summer camps in Portugal.

Activities are designed specifically for children/teens 12-18 years old (with instruction divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups) supervised by qualified lifeguard safety surf instructors. APNEA training (advanced underwater breathing techniques), Streetboardz (adapted skateboards), and video analysis are part of the instruction. Yoga, full-moon bonfires, karaoke, day excursions, and cycles on loan are all on offer to complete a well-rounded day.

  • Price: 795 EUR
  • Nights: 7
  • Language Classes: English 

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Bilbao Teens Surf Camp – Sopelana, Basque Country, Spain

The “Surf Castle” is a 19th century traditional stone house surrounded by green space, located just seven minutes from the beach. Guests enjoy more than just surfing. An indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor cinema, private skate park, rock climbing wall, BBQ/hammock area, archery, yoga, and big-screen TV all ramp up the fun when the surf is done!

This camp for 12- to 18-year-olds offers beginner through advanced mixed instruction, supervised by trained professionals with local knowledge of waves and conditions. Surf and skate video viewings complete the well-rounded instruction.

  • Price: from 590 EUR
  • Nights: 7 or 14
  • Language Classes: Spanish  

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North Spain Teen Summer Surf Camp – Santoña, Cantabria, Spain

This idyllic teen camp is just 20 meters from the surf on Cantabria’s eastern coast. Over 2km of white sandy beach breaks plus sea-view terraced rooms mean your kids will dream of waves! Small teaching groups of six are separated by surfing ability. Pilates, balance exercises, yoga, and meteorology complete the expert instruction.

All teachers are lifesaving experts licensed by F.E.S. (Federación Española de Surf). Other activities include surfboard factory tours, surf video viewings, pro surfer lectures, beach volleyball, skateboarding, and nature walks. Beach BBQs and DJ nights round out the busy days.

  • Price: from 795 EUR
  • Nights:  7
  • Language Classes: English 

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Lisbon Teens Surf Camp – Lisbon, Portugal

This international surf camp located 20 minutes from Lisbon International Airport hosts 12- 18-year-olds just 100 meters from Costa Caparica Beach. Private rooms or shared doubles safely house kids, with 24-hour supervision and medical assistance always available.

Instruction is divided into initiation and improvement levels and includes theory (currents, tides), surf safety courses, Streetboardz (modified skateboards), tennis, beach volleyball, archery, movie nights, Frisbee, barbecues, and nightly jam sessions. Portuguese and English lessons are available, and optional activities include excursions, pool parties, paintball, kitesurfing, kayaking, and bicycle rides.

  • Price: 795 EUR
  • Nights: 7
  • Language Classes: English or Portuguese


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English Language, Equestrian & Teens Surf Camp - Donegal, Bundoran, Ireland

This coastal surf/equestrian/language camp (including eight houses, host families and a surf lodge in Bundoran, the Irish surf capital) is a minute's walk from the Atlantic coast, yet near enough to town for access to restaurants, music, and culture. Improve your English skills (certificate courses available), with the mix of nationalities in each supervised house naturally aiding language learning.

Surf instruction is available with ISA-certified instructors at beginner, intermediate, and advanced level, including instructional surf videos and photo and video analysis. Evening activities include bowling, treasure hunts, cinema, art workshops, and talent shows.

  • Price: from 865 EUR
  • Nights: 7
  • Language Classes: English 

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Biarritz Teens Language & Surf Camp - Biarritz, Les Landes, France


Combine French language studies with surfing and outdoor activities! Teenagers from 12-17 stay with carefully selected host families in residential areas of Biarritz, enjoying home-cooked meals and practicing new language skills. While mornings are reserved for intensive language courses, afternoons are for surfing, sports, and excursions, including basketball, tennis, and golf, as well as more adventurous activities such as tree climbing, kayaking, and mountain biking on offer.

The language/surf package includes sessions at the famous Grande Plage. All surf instructors hold diplomas from the “Federation de Surf.”

  • Price: from 995 EUR
  • Nights: 7
  • Language Classes: French 


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Trying to arrange the perfect surfing holidays for teenagers shouldn’t be a burden. When it comes to the best summer camps for kids in Europe (packed with fun activities, opportunities to meet new friends, and, most of all, a safe and supervised environment), we have you covered.

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