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8 Day Beginner's Surf Camp in San Clemente, California
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Nomads Hotel, 101 Avenida Serra, San Clemente, Orange County, California, 92672, USA

Thrilling Surf Camp USA

Beginner difficulty
All meals included

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Nomads brings the experiences that they have enjoyed in remote places like Central America, Fiji, Tahiti, and Indonesia to the United States. It is the feeling that you get when you combine the power of the ocean with music, art, food, and great people. Nomads are created solely for you to experience this feeling. Nomads will personally escort you to the best surf spots and introduce you to the joy of surfing!


  • Daily 2-hour surfing lessons
  • Free board and wetsuit rental
  • 3 meals every day and beach BBQ
  • Free pick-up at local train station
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Arrival drink

Skill level

  • Beginner


7 days with instruction
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Nomads Hotel is creatively designed to make you feel relaxed and right at home. Warm colors, artistic décor, and luxurious amenities will give you the feeling of a tropical resort right here in Southern California. They will provide you with everything you need to either launch your day of surf and adventure or chill and relax after a long day of fun in the sun.

Nomads Hotel has seven creative, individually styled and artistic rooms that can accommodate your every need. Please take note only private rooms are available. The hotel is non-smoking and there will be a 200 USD cleaning fee charged to guests who do not respect this policy.


Nomads Hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Clemente. San Clemente is a city located on the California Coast, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego at the southern tip of Orange County. San Clemente is known for its ocean, hill, and mountain views, a pleasant climate and its Spanish Colonial style architecture. The city's slogan is “Spanish Village by the Sea”.

It is a perfect description for the quaint and charming town. The downtown area is the heart of San Clemente and includes an eclectic blend of antique shops, restaurants, boutiques, and businesses. Home to some of the best beaches in Southern California, downtown San Clemente’s tree-lined streets and historic wood pier provide a unique shopping and dining experience.

It is also home to one of the best surf breaks in the world. There are many breaks within minutes of Nomads Hotel. San Clemente Pier and T-Street are just a short walk from Nomads but the main attraction for surfers in San Clemente is Trestles. Trestles is 5 short minutes away from the hotel.


At the most southern end of Orange County lies the Trestles experience, one-and-a-half miles of God’s country. There are no metered parking, Ruby’s Diner at the end of the pier, black balls, closeouts, volleyball nets or “Baywatch” sets. Simply put, Trestles is one of those destinations that just about any devoted surfer finds hard to resist.


Lowers is the apex of everything surf in Southern California - peak action, A-framing rights and lefts and even a peek-a-boo view from the freeway. It is ground zero for high-octane surfing. Offering forgivable, rip able walls going, either way, Lower Trestles only closes out on the rarest of swells.


While the surf media limelight tends to focus itself a quarter-mile south, Upper Trestles steadily grinds out quality cobblestone right-handers that are often equally as impressive as Lowers. If the river is flowing, Uppers can even offer a short, punchy left into the mouth. But the focus is always on the rights, especially since Uppers draws in a bit more west and northwest energy than its sister to the south.


The long, yet often-fat left breaks further off the beach than any of the other nearby spots. Depending on sand build up and the tide, the wave offers a rather flat face - perfect for working on your cutbacks. However, if there’s a large, long-period southerly swell and a minus low tide, Cottons turns into a quality high-performance wave, complete with a crackable lip-line and multiple barrel sections before unloading into the menacing shore break.


Church is the farthest spot south in the Trestles arena. Also a river mouth, Church is pretty much good year-round but prefers a west swell with medium high tides to produce long, down-the-line rights with some hollow sections. South swells have multiple take-off zones but a big southwest can get all time.

San Onofre

San Onofre State Beach is the Waikiki of the California Coastline - a beginner’s paradise of gentle breaking waves, long sandy beaches and an absence of ego. It is one of the last few beaches that epitomizes the California surfing lifestyle. On any given summer weekend, you can find a whole tribe of surfers playing volleyball, talking story and swilling beer under grassy huts or sitting hunched over their longboards, waiting for the next lazy peak to float their way.


T Street is known primarily for one thing - consistency. The entire West Coast from Jordan River to Cabo could be flat, and T Street, the central hub for San Clemente’s finest, would manage to cough up a wave or two that would make some surfer happy. There are a lot of things that help T Street break namely sandbars, reefs, rocks and odd seaweed gardens all contribute to the wave’s quirky behavior.

Nearby places

  • Disneyland - 45 minutes
  • Legoland - 45 minutes
  • San Diego Wild Animal Park - 45 minutes
  • Sea World - 45 minutes
  • San Diego Zoo - 45 minutes
  • Trestles - 5 minutes



  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Wine tasting


  • Beach
  • Smoke-free property


  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Wedding


During this surf camp, you will get daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Apart from the foods, you can also explore other menus at Nomads Canteen. Located just upstairs from the Hotel, Nomads Canteen specializes in surfer soul food. Kick back on their ocean view deck with one of 32 ice-cold draft beers, 120 of the world’s best tequilas, or at the bar with some surfer soul food while enjoying one of Nomads' world famous poke bowls. The menus and drinks are available at an additional cost.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A visit to Disneyland
  • A visit to Legoland
  • A visit to San Diego Wild Animal Park
  • A visit to San Diego Zoo
  • A visit to SeaWorld
  • A visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • A visit to Universal Studios
  • Beer tasting tour
  • Biking
  • Skiing in the winter
  • Snowboarding in the winter
  • Skateboarding
  • Temecula wine tasting tour

What's included

  • 3 meals daily (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Arrival drink at Nomads canteen
  • Beach BBQ (groups of 3 or more)
  • Daily 2-hour surfing lessons with certified instructor
  • Free board and wetsuit rental (board shapes and sizes are limited)
  • Free pick-up at local train station
  • Transportation for the surfing sessions

What's not included

  • Airfares

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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