ALGARVE TEENS Summer Surf Camp,
Surf Camps & Surf Schools |
Surf Schools |
Kids Camps |
Algarve | Vale Figueiras-Carrapateira | Portugal.
Nomadsurfers runs special training surf camps for kids in the Algarve in July, and of ten days duration. The surfhouse in the month of July is exclusive dedicated for minors. There is a maximum of 40 kids per week and camps are for boys and girls between 12 and 18. Accommodation for the kids is at Vale Figueiras Surfhouse, a nice houseclose the Vale Figueiras Beach, 5 minutes from Carrapateira and 20 minutes north of Sagres. Plenty of activities, prizes, gifts and lots of fun. The children will be spoken to in English, French or Spanish most of the time.
Surf Courses are split into three levels: Level 1 for total beginners and intermediate surfers, who will learn the easiest way to surf and improve their technique, and Level 2 for Intermediate surfers, and Level 3 for advanced surfers and competition training. The staff is formed by qualified coaches who speak several languages and all the elements are combined to provide kids with professional, pleasurable and efficient training. Head coach Rui Amaro has dedicated his life to surf and he boasts over ten years of experience in junior training. Optional English language courses, held at the end of the day.
The Surf Camp
Accommodation for the kids is at The Nomad Surf House, Vale Figueiras beach. It consists of a private property of 10.000 metres square in the Natural park of Monte Novo surrounded by cows and sheep. No houses, bars, or anywhere to walk to, aparts from the beach. We have everything they need. It consists of a main building with dining area and playroom. The accommodation is in DORMS. We are 30 minutes north of Sagres. The Surfhouse is ideally located between nature and the wild Vale Figueiras Beach where the surfcourses take place.
NEW SWIMMING POOL. :-)
Friendly and Secure Surf Resort accommodating up to forty teeagers. On the main building, there is a spacious living room with internet access, Ping-Pong, table football, billiard, PlayStation and large screen TV with a wide selection of movies and surf DVD’s. Breakfast is served in the dinning area. There is also a Shaper that will come and give a lecture on the three steps on shaping a surfboard. Shape, Glass, and Sanding and you can order your own custom made surfboard.
Once a week we take our kids horseback riding. 2 hour classes for total beginners or advanced riders.
At our property we have stables with two domestic horses, pigs, dogs, and our our orchard.
We also have bicycles at disposal.
The Staff speaks many different languages and live in the house, providing 24 hours attention to the kids. After surfing all day, these have the option to take English language courses (1.5 hours a day, Monday to Friday) at the Surfhouse.
Maximum 40 kids per week.
A DAY AT THE SURFCAMP:
09:45 MiniBus to the beach
10:30 > 13:00 Training
13:00 > 15:00 Lunch
15:00 > 17:00 Training
18:30 Back at the Surfhouse (Horse ride, Shaping class, Video, shower, relax, play, or other activities.)
18:30 ... or language course (optional)
We have a professional Chef with more that 20 years experience in the best restaurants in the Algarve. The food is abundant and delicious. If any kid doesnt like anything we will make sure to cook him or her something else. This is not a boarding school! We are a flexible surfcamp and our main objective is that children have a great time and feel at home, or better!
- Professional Chef cook
- Homemade pizza in a wood oven once a week.
- Daily Homemade bread
- Buffet Breakfasts: freshly squeezed orange juice, Croissants,etc
- The BEST Desserts!!
- Individual picnic lunch. Sandwiches, fuit, chocolate, drinks.
- Dinner: Starter, soup, main course, and desserts
- Homegrown vegetables and fruits: Salad, tomatoes, etc...
- Excellent and abundant meals !!!
- Vegetarians welcomed!
The Surf School
This surf school is one of the best in Portugal and famed for training junior surfers. Surf Courses are split into three levels: Level 1 for total beginnersand intermediate surfers, who will learn the easiest way to surf and improve their technique, and Level 2 for Intermediate surfers, and Level 3 for advanced surfers and competition training. The multilingual staff is formed by professional instructors holder of an official Surf Instructor diploma and with many years of experience in surf practice and coaching. Classes are held in Spanish, English and French.
Head coach Rui Amaro who has dedicated his life to surf. A level 2 surf instructor, who also has experience in forming other instructors for the Portuguese Surf Federation. He boasts over ten years of experience.
Kids Training Surf Course
Aerobics, stretching and Yoga.
Surf Material and many other surprises!
Photos and Video analysis
Personal DVD as optional extra
All monitors with lifeguard and Instructor diplomas
Surf courses in English, Spanish, and French
Age groups: 12-14 and 14-18
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.
4th and 5th Day.
Morning: Review the last part.
Afternoon: Exercises of weight change from front leg to back leg, walking on board.
6th and 7th Day.
Morning: Review the last part.
Afternoon: Learn to turn left, learn to turn right.
8th, 9th and 10th Day.
Put in practice all the exercises you have learned all week.
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. Videoanalysis.
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, 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 surfcamp.
SUMMER TEEN SURFCAMP
Kids Surf Camp (11 nights): 850 EUR
Kids Surfcamp & English language course (11 nights): 995 EUR
All quoted rates are per person
Shared Accommodation at Surfhouse
Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Surf Classes and all necessary material
English or French Language classes (optional)
Transfers Faro or Lisbon Airport and Lagos Train/Bus station
Other activities. (horse back riding, games, etc)
The Surfcamps starts in the afternoons and surf classes on next morning
Camp 1: 29 June - 10 July (11 nights)
Camp 2: 10 July - 21 July (11 nights)
Limited vacancies. Book well in advance !
Arrivals in the afternoons. Departures in the mornings.
*10% discount on second or third camps
*Organize a group of 10 friends and you come for FREE!.
We also rent rooms just 500 metres from the surfcamp for parents who wish to spend a week or two in this beautiful region, close to their children.
We offer English Language courses. The classes are only one hour per day. 5 from monday to friday. 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).
The Algarve is situated in the southern most part of Portugal, stretching along the Atlantic between the Spanish border and Cabo Sao Vicente, Europe's south western most point. It was the last territory to be conquered back from the Moors in 1292 and their presence is still very much present in the architecture of the region with its whitewashed houses standing against the red earth and greenery. Sheltered from the northern winds by the Monchique range and facing south, the Algarve 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.
Algarve's capital Faro enjoys a central location on the coast and the old town has many historical monuments, including a medieval wall. Further west, Lagos is a well known touristic destination on the banks of a river estuary and its old quarters are enclosed within 15th century walls. Also worth a visit is the little town of Monchiqueand its famous thermal spa, nestling in the Serra de Monchique mountain range, which highest point at nearly 1,000 meters enjoys splendid panoramic views across the Algarve to the Atlantic.
Sagres lies at the western end of the Algarve, next to Cabo Sao Vicente. It was here that five centuries ago, Prince Henrique set up a school of navigation which has played a crucial role in the Portuguese discoveries. The town has a magnificent fortress built in the 14th century with a giant 43 meters compass rose. Cabo Sao Vicente fortress is poised on high cliffs facing the Atlantic. It was built on the original Roman site of "Promontorium Sacrum" - or sacred promontory, as they believe the cape was the end of the world, being the southwestern-most point of Europe.
Atlantic/Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers. Due to its exposure on a peninsula, the region enjoys excellent swell and wind conditions year round for the practice of surf or kitesurf.
Vale Figueiras - Algarve
7 km south of Aljezur
30 km. N of Sagres
30 km west of Lagos.
275 km. S of Lisbon (Portugal)
300 km. W of Sevilla (Spain)
We pick up at Lagos train or bus station or Faro airport. or LISBON airport.
Children can come by bus from Madrid or Sevilla.
Check DAMAS and www.eva-bus.com and www.alsa.es
Faro International Airport (FAO), 110 km.
CHEAP FLIGHTS TO FARO WITH RYANAIR !!!
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23 Sep 2008, 11:13
11 Sep 2008, 10:29
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