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Nomad Surf Camp - Young Adults (18-21 years old) - ALGARVE, Faro. Surf Camps in Portugal


Nomad Surf Camp - Young Adults 18 - 21 years old, Algarve, Portugal Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

We have thousands of kids that have been coming to the Teens Nomad Surf Camps around Europe for over 15 years but when they reach 18 years old and they are bummed as they can’t come to the Summer Teens camp any longer. So we have started the YOUNG ADULTS week in August.


This is for young adults from 18 to 21 years old. Some of these kids have been surfing with us for 3 or 4 years and they can paddle out on their own and get left and rights, some can do a few good turns. But this Young Adult week is to share with you the Waterman Surfing culture.


Rise your surfing to the next level! The Surfing lessons for complete beginners as well as for those of you who are intermediate.


What we will teach you on this course goes beyond just surfing waves! We will put you through challenging situations, we will teach you about Swell forecast, about Surfing Etiquette and unspoken rules, and will prepare you physically and mentally for situations of water security.


This course will teach you ocean knowledge and will give you an experience that will help keep you and the people around you more protected. At the same time, you will take with you unforgettable fun experiences and make new friends for life.


As our tradition, we put on the notorious Barbecue Parties with live band by the swimming pool.


This year we also have new Glamping tents which will increase our capacity to 50 guests.


Come and have fun!


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Nomad Surf Camp – Algarve – Young Adults

With no condos or hotels in sight and very few houses around Alentejo Natural Park, Nomad Surf Camp in Algarve is only a 5-minute drive from the beach of Vale Figueiras, one of the best beach breaks of Portugal!


The surf camp has Free WIFI internet access around the surf house, snooker and wood stoves which make it very cozy on cool winter nights. 


This quiet and private accommodation takes place in a Modern Portuguese Country house that has 9 gorgeous double rooms with private bathrooms and balconies overlooking beautiful views of the hills. Also has a swimming pool.


Luxury glamping tents are going separated 100m from the house, settled under the pine trees on a wooden terrace, facing the incredible view over the ocean and pine forest! Showers and toilets are close by (2 showers and 2 toilets).



We don’t use plastic bags

We don’t use plastic cutlery

We don t use plastic plates

Our wax is bio-degradable

Our Sunscreen is vegan


Surf Camp Meals

Chef Delicious bread

Dinner at the best restaurant

Homemade food Monday BBQ Local Fruit and Vegetables
Healthy and abundant meals Desserts Vegetarian and Celiacs Dishes available

Home Made Meals


Continental breakfast with delicious bread, different kinds of hams, salamis, sausages, bacon, eggs, salads, healthy cereals and mueslis, cheeses, fruit, nuts, natural juices, yogurt, toasts, jams and coffee.



After breakfast, each guest is given an individual lunch bag for the beach with: 2 delicious sandwiches, fruit of the season, a bottle of water, a juice, and a snack.



Nomad Surf Camp in Algarve has its own kitchen, Russo, the owner, and his mum are in charge of the delicious homemade grandmother style meal 3-course dinners. Entrees, soup, main course, beer, wine, and sangria. On the day of arrival, dinners are served for everyone that arrives before 7 pm.


Monday dinner: Every Monday we have a barbecue (this is included in the weekly package) with the best combination of chicken and meats on the Grill. To complement soup, salads, chips, pasta as well as special food for diet restrictions. 


*Friday dinner: Every Friday we have dinner at one of the best Restaurants in the area.  The best T-bone steaks in the Algarve or go for the delicious fresh fish of the area. The catch of the day is usually Sargo, Douradas or Robalos served with steamed vegetables.



The staff is composed of friendly and adventurous souls from Portugal, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Latvia, Russia, and other countries. This mix gives a cool international and multicultural vibe to the place.



Wifi Internet Full stocked Bar  Free use of Bikes on Sundays
Cinema Projector Snooker table Minivans and Jeeps
Thousands of movies and surf videos Ping Pong table Horse Stables close by
Computer available Mini football table Small Farm to visit close by
Skate Ramp Trampolines Swimming pool
Satellite TV Photo and video sessions Massage Therapist
Balance boards Skate Boards Hammocks
Boards and wetsuits Quiver BBQ Area Chill out area

Animal-Friendly! Bring your dog, no problem!


COVID-19 Measures and Recommendations

Dear guests, 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 Resort 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.

– 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.

– Reception without contact. Payment by transfer is accepted.

– Maintaining distance from the kitchen / bar balcony.

– The quantity of the people that we accepting is limited. 

– 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.

– The Surf Resort is isolated in the middle of natural Park, from the other houses of the village Monte Novo (1 km), Aljezur (15 km), Lagos (30 km). We have our bar with snacks and soft drinks, and souvenir shop in the Surf Resort. In case of any needs we are happy to bring the necessary item.


Surf School and Coaching

This surf school in the Algarve is one of the best in Portugal and renowned for training junior surfers for many years. Nomad Young Adults Surf Camp Algarve 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.



✔ 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.



✔ 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 – Vans to the beach

10:30 – 13:00 Surfing

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Surfing

18:30 Back at the Surf Camp 

20:30 Dinner


Things to do…

  • Surfboard Shaping Workshop: Once a week there is a workshop where we teach the kids how to shape, sand, and glass surfboards. We do the same process as if they were real surfboards but in miniature surfboards so they can take with them as a souvenir. They have a little hole on it so they can be a key chain, a necklace or just a little sculpture.
  • Skate Ramp at the camp. You can learn to skate slowly but surely.
  • Beach Clean-Up: In between surf sessions, we organize a beach clean up, where everyone will have gloves and plastic bags to collect as much garbage as possible at the beach where we practice surfing. Every day the ocean throws thousand of kilos of plastics at many beaches around the world and this scenario is only getting worse. With this activity we try to show the young surfers how important it is to do our part and spread good practice to more and more people. We can not give up.
  • Yoga sessions few days a week.

Brand new Yoga deck overlooking beautiful nature will be of the highlights this year

  • Just a “little” party

Delicious Barbecue cooked by Russo, all you can drink Sangria, and finishing with live band playing the best covers.

  • Nature Run once a week.
  • Beach Volleyball Competition.
  • OPTIONAL Activities for the extra cost





The Nomad Surf Camp Algarve -Young Adults is 30 minutes north of Sagres by car. 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 we need to keep our guest entertained at the camp.


The Algarve is situated on the most southern 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 colored 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 to Nomad Young Adults Surf Camp Algarve


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




We offer Transfers to/ from Faro international airport and  Lagos train and Aljezur bus stations.



By Train or Bus

You can also take a train from Madrid to Lagos


Closest Train Station is LAGOS, 30 km.

Closest Bus Station ALJEZUR 7 km


Buses from Lisbon to Aljezur

Buses from Lisbon to Aljezur


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).


August 31 st July to 7th August 


775 EUR per person in a shared room
975 EUR per person in a Twin or Double room 


✔ 7 Nights accommodation
✔ Full Board (Breakfast, lunch pack, and dinner).
✔ Surf Classes and all necessary equipment
✔ English or Spanish Language classes (optional)
✔ Lisbon Airport transfers (Extra cost)
✔ Other activities. (horseback riding, Surfboard workshop, games, etc)
✔ Yoga
✔ 1 Nomad T-Shirt
✔ Faro Airport Pick up – (extra cost)  (pickups and drop-offs from 9 am to 8 pm)

– Optional activities. Karting, Kayaks, Water park, etc. (not included)
– Photo and video: Photo and Video package: 90 EUR per person including a selection of the best photos and videos taken of the week surfing. It will be the best memory for your Instagram and Facebook!


Official Dates
Faro Airport Pick up – 40 EUR per way. (pickups and drop-offs from 9 am to 8 pm)

Pickups from Faro with a bus at 13:30 and 19:00 

Drop-offs at Airport on check out day at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm



Another date or hours
Faro Airport Pick up: 1 to 3 pax – 155€ per way per car / 4 to 7 pax – 180€ per way per car
Lisbon and Sevilla Airport Pick up – 430 EUR per person per way



The Surfcamp 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 a later time if necessary.



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