Surf Holiday in Lanzarote from 11 - 18th September 2021

#IrishIdols

5th year anniversary Surftrip to Ireland
06. – 13.11.2021
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#Tripnotes LANZAROTE LOVE: waves, sunshine and good vibes only

#Tripnotes LANZAROTE LOVE: waves, sunshine and good vibes only

The Canary Island of Lanzarote showed us all her amor during our sneaky surfescape #LanzaroteLove. Daily sunshine is not unusual on the Canary Islands but several glassy days, with next to no wind, that is showing off with all it´s assets.

Four days of glassy conditions

The NOMB Surfteam was greeted with beautiful small waves rolling on the islands shore. Perfect conditions for coaching a team with different surf levels.

The conditions allowed surf newbie Caro to also paddle out to the lineup, and start her surfing career with learning the right board handling (sitting up, turning the board, emergency break etc) and catching first little green waves.

More experienced surfers Tina and Markus used the smaller conditions to correct tiny errors in their timing and take-off techniques, and focussing on watching the wave while taking off.

NOMB surfer Kristin and Miri really did some meters paddling and tried to catch as many green waves as possible. What a great start to the week. Look at this little partywave our team shared.

Lifesaving skills for surfers

While daily surfcoaching sessions obviously were what the team came for, there were still a lot of other things on the trip agenda.
Surfcoach Angie had organized a very helpful surprise for the NOMB Surfers: a lifesaving for surfers session with lifeguard master Paul from Lavaflow Surfschool.

During a morning session in the calm waters on the east coast, Paul taught the team how to rescue someone in the ocean, without and also with a surfboard. The team also learned how to place someone into the shock and recovery positions once back on shore.

As a last part they were shown how to escape if being attacked, from the front or back. A very useful skill to know, in and outside the water. If someone is panicking and thinks he´s drowning, he will hold onto anything he can get hold off. If that´s you, things can get dangerous for both of you. Always make sure there´s something, for example a surfboard, placed in between you and the drowning casualty.

Here are Kristina and Caro practicing the one-arm-drag, used to save someone without a surfboard.

More wind, more swell, more surfcoaching

After four amazing days surfing clean and glassy waves, the wind finally showed up. But wind also means waves and now the team was ready to face bigger conditions.

Tina and Markus paddled out to the line-up with surfcoach Melly and took some pretty bombs. The rest of the surfteam stayed closer to shore. Even though the wave was already broken, the whitewash produced a pretty long ride to the beach. However, with the rising tide, the whitewash started reforming and producing nice little green waves. This great beachbreak on Lanzarote offers waves for everyone.

Going hiking and other stuff to do

When the team wasn´t surfing, they chilled in their superb home base. A typical Canarian finca, located in a little valley in the north of the island. While on a surf holiday trip, everyone also has time to wind down and relax. But some of the team were eager to explore and set off for a hike.

Just outside the homebase there is an awesome track going up the famous Risco of Famara, but from the backside. Right on top there is a little chapel and a breathtaking view all over the north of Lanzarote. Definitely worth the hike.

On the way back the team stumbled across a lot of rubbish thrown into a field. Luckily Angie carried some trash bags with her, so the team started collecting all the rubbish and left the bags at the side of the road. When a local farmer passed, they asked him to please take the collected rubbing to the next rubbish bins. Once they returned two days later to check on the trash, luckily it had been picked up already. As surfers we are being conscious about our environment, and always try to leave nature in a better condition than we found it.

Here is the hiking team up on the Risco de Famara. What a view, right?

Our surfholiday trips are made for active people, as you can see. However, we still find time to chill, sunbath and read a book. And our homebase had so many hidden corners, everyone could find their peace. Did you know that we had our own wine cellar?

Surf theory sessions, tailmormade to the group, were also a part of #LanzaroteLove. The team learned a lot about the ocean, hurrican Larry, the different forecast models and much more. Video analysis helped to recognize small errors and correct them.

Daily stretching sessions, lead by a different team member every day, made sure that the team was fit for the next days surfing session. Surfskate session on the local football court opposite our house got everyone’s stance up to date.

And just like that, seven days were already over. There were too many funny memories, too many great waves surfed, to mention here. Check out the #tripnotes photos on our Facebook page to find out more about #LanzaroteLove.

Thanks to Caro, Kristin, Markus and Tina who joined us on this marvellous trip.

A special thanks to our campchef Miri for once again spoiling us with delicious powerfoods.

A big gracias to local guide Melly, a female surfing legend on Lanzarote.

Thank you to Paul for making us feel safer in the ocean.

And a big thank you cuddle to teamdog Rainbow for simply being herself and hanging out with the gang. What an epic week!

Next stop: #IRISH IDOLS

While #LanzaroteLove was our warm water trip for this year, we are suuuper excited about our upcoming cold water trip. #IrishIdols marks our 5th year anniversary trip to Northwest Ireland.

Cold waters, challenging outdoor conditions but epic wave and empty line-ups. Nothing for the faint hearted this years trip is aiming at experienced intermediate surfers, to really take advantage of of the Irish waves. Is this trip for you? Then get in touch and secure one of the two last surfspaces available.

NOMB Surftrips: let’s find out more

NOMB Surftrips: let’s find out more

As you maybe know by now, we don´t only coach private surfcoachings on our homebase island Fuerteventura but we also organize epic surftrips around the globe. Together with a small group of max six surfers, (and a fantastic campchef), head surfcoach Angie sets off to discover new surfspots and find empty line-ups.

Teaming up with a local surfschool, she is always looking for uncrowded surf destinations where our participants can get the maximum of their time in the ocean.

Here is how NOMB Surftrips work, why we think they are epic and how you can find out which trip is perfect for you.

Great surfteam of likeminded surfers

On thing you can expect on every NOMB Surftrip is an amazing group of like-minded surfers. Coming from all sorts of different walks of life, our surftrips tend to only attract interesting, motivated and fun surfers.

Within our small group you can share your highs (and lows), find motivation, make new memories and friends and a little bit of Schabernack, too. Acceptance and an open mind come natural to our incredible NOMB Surfers. Our local surf guids are local legends, sharing their waves and stoke with us. Overall, an epic surfteam! Like the ladies below on our adventure surftrip #Ghanarama in 2019.

Different surftrip categories

Everyone likes to spend their holidays in different ways. Sure, everyone wants to surf but some like it more relaxed, others totally hardcore and others are up for a challenge. That´s why our trips come in different categories for you to choose from.

The classic trip is our SURF HOLIDAY. Generally lasting 7 days, this trip category is the perfect mix of surfcoaching and relaxing. Great for surfers who want to improve their surfing skills but also find some time to wind down. Daily surfcoachings and theory sessions included.

For those who really want to boost their surfing, (and don´t mind muscle pain), we offer our INTENSIVE SURFCAMPS. They generally run for 14 days and it´s all about surfing. Daily surfcoaching and guided freesurf sessions, loads of drills and surf related activities easily take our participants surfing to another level.

And then there are our ADVENTURE SURFTRIPS. These 14 days trip take you to unusual destinations and make you step out of your comfort zone. Daily surfcoaching but also a lot of exploring are on our agenda. But then, you never know what will happen.

Even more trip categories

Above, these are our main surftrip categories. However, from time to time, we also run special trips. In the past we have run a surf & fitness camp, combining neuroathletic training with surfing. An all ladies boostcamp is about to happen in 2022, #FuerteFuerza. Especially designed for surfchicas who want to address their fears, blockages and surf in an all girls environment.

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An all-inclusive surftrip: all you need to do is surf

And that´s one of the main features of our surftrips. All YOU need to do is to get to the meeting point and surf. Everything else is organized for you. Sounds amazing, right? Here is what to expect on every NOMB Surfcoaching trip:

  • Daily surfcoachings
  • Head surfcoach Angie
  • Local surfguide/coach
  • Cool accommodation close to the ocean
  • Healthy power foods (breakfast & dinner)
  • Surf theory session
  • Photo / Video Analysis
  • Safety intro to surfspots
  • Transport to/from meeting point
  • Transport to/from surfspots
  • All surf equipment
  • All your surfing pics/videos on a USB Stick
  • NOMB Surf goodies bag
  • Loads of waves and epic moments

Finding your connection with the ocean

With many years of coaching experience, surfcoach Angie is not only qualified and experienced but also specialized in dealing with challenges and fears in the water. During our trips we can´t stress enough about how you, as a surfer, need to find a connection to the ocean. But that´s easier said than done.

Angie will guide you through the process of understanding the ocean, devoting to it and finding your confidence. Without you noticing you will be a confident surfer, able to read the ocean and react to it.

Our next surftrip: #LanzaroteLove

Unfortunately, this year we weren´t able to run our annual winter surf holiday on the Canary Islands. But with all challenges come opportunities. And we will now take advantage of the warm Atlantic waters and milder waves that we are blessed with at the beginning of the Autumn wave season.

#LanzaroteLove will be run as a surfholiday from the 11 – 18 September 2021. That means, daily surfcoachings and enough time to relax and discover the volcanic island. And guess what? There is one surfspot left for one lucky surfer.

Let´s see what frequent NOMB Surfer Tina, who will join us on #LanzaroteLove, has to say about our next surftrip. Thanks for the great video, Tina!

Now you know how NOMB Surftrips work, and what makes them so special. We hope you like what we do and want to join us on one of our upcoming trips. Maybe you are even super spontaneous and want to join NOMB Surfer Tina, surfcoach Angie and the NOMB Surfteam on the trip to Lanzarote?

To find out more, get in touch asap and secure the last available surfspot!