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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 39° 35.988' N
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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
Alternative name Praia da Vila da Nazaré
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
The Spot is in a public beach very crowded in summer, very tourism in summer but bad waves in summer, try the winter!!!
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
Very fast and powerfull wave!! One of the heaviest waves in Portugal.
By Leblon , 6 Mar
100fts - Waves can get as high as 100 ft!!
Maybe is the most powerful wave in the world.
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 email@example.com , 13-10-2005
nazasurfcamp - visit nazare, good and consistent waves, the moust powerful wave of portugal praia do firstname.lastname@example.org
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