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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Praia da Nazaré

Portugal, North Beira

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 39° 35.988' N
Longitude: 9° 4.542' W

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This spot is the beach of the Village of Nazaré, in district of Leiria, and near the city Alcobaça.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is the beach of the Village of Nazaré, in district of Leiria, and near the city Alcobaça.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is the beach of the Village of Nazaré, in district of Leiria, and near the city Alcobaça.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is the beach of the Village of Nazaré, in district of Leiria, and near the city Alcobaça.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Praia da Vila da Nazaré

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Localism

 Additional Information

The Spot is in a public beach very crowded in summer, very tourism in summer but bad waves in summer, try the winter!!!

English (Translate this text in English): The Spot is in a public beach very crowded in summer, very tourism in summer but bad waves in summer, try the winter!!!

English (Translate this text in English): The Spot is in a public beach very crowded in summer, very tourism in summer but bad waves in summer, try the winter!!!

English (Translate this text in English): The Spot is in a public beach very crowded in summer, very tourism in summer but bad waves in summer, try the winter!!!

Atmosphere

When are big waves this spot is only to pros or kamikazes!! Very good wave!

PS: Low profile in line up!! Locals are FU*KED =D

English (Translate this text in English): When are big waves this spot is only to pros or kamikazes!! Very good wave!<br /><br />PS: Low profile in line up!! Locals are FU*KED =D

English (Translate this text in English): When are big waves this spot is only to pros or kamikazes!! Very good wave!&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;PS: Low profile in line up!! Locals are FU*KED =D

English (Translate this text in English): When are big waves this spot is only to pros or kamikazes!! Very good wave!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;PS: Low profile in line up!! Locals are FU*KED =D

General

Very fast and powerfull wave!! One of the heaviest waves in Portugal.

English (Translate this text in English): Very fast and powerfull wave!! One of the heaviest waves in Portugal.

English (Translate this text in English): Very fast and powerfull wave!! One of the heaviest waves in Portugal.

English (Translate this text in English): Very fast and powerfull wave!! One of the heaviest waves in Portugal.

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By herwig , 15-08-2008

Winter only - In the early 90's Nazaré was always worth a trip. Nowadays it's not worth a penny from July to October. They span ropes across the break to avoid bloody tourist from drowning.

By www.nazasurfcamp@clix.pt , 13-10-2005

nazasurfcamp - visit nazare, good and consistent waves, the moust powerful wave of portugal praia do norteemail-www.nazasurfcamp@clix.pt

By anonymous , 06-10-2005

Nazare power - This place is nuts , Very powerful wave .

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