About us

Your surf school in the Azores!

  • The surf school

    Nomadik Surf Academy is a surf school in the Azores that was born on Valentine's Day 2018, from the wish of a couple to share waves, sensations and experiences with the surfers of the world.

    We know every beach, every wave, every peak, every corner of the island of São Miguel. Knowledge that we have acquired since we moved from Portugal´s mainland to one of the nine islands of the Azores in 2011. We love it and we already call it our Azorean island.

    Come surf on your vacation. Contact us and we will show you São Miguel island from the sea. Welcome to the Azores archipelago!

  • Lessons and equipment

    Nomadik Surf Academy is a surf school in the Azores that offers for your vacation several surfing activities, such as surfing lessons, stand up paddle (sup) lessons, bodyboard lessons, body surf lessons, surf guide, surf trips, birthdays , workshops and vouchers.

    We have all the necessary equipment to rent, namely surfboards of various sizes in fiber, epoxy and foam, boards for stand up paddle (sup), bodyboard, bodysurf, duck feet and summer (3'2'') and winter (4'3") surfing suits. If you are looking for something more specific, we are available to find the equipment you need to surf in São Miguel.

  • Schedule and location

    Nomadik Surf Academy is based in Ribeira Grande, on the island of São Miguel, in the Azores archipelago. As the name implies, it is a nomad surf school and therefore it is always on the move in search of the best waves and peaks of the day to surf. We move around with a trailer, so we always have all the surfing equipment with us.

    To find us, just check on the location menu to know in real time where we are on the island of São Miguel, since it will be on that beach that the best waves for surfing will be. We are usually on Monte Verde beach (north/summer) or Milícias beach (south/winter). Our surf school is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., all year round.

  • Certification and Insurance

    The Nomadik Surf Academy is certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS-507) and the Regional Government of the Azores (OMT-05/2018) as a surf school in São Miguel island.

    We guarantee liability insurance to instructors and personal accident insurance to students, whether they are taking surf classes or just renting equipment, at no additional cost.

    All the instructors of our school are certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation.