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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 do Norte

Portugal, North Beira

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 39° 36.635' N
Longitude: 9° 5.157' W

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Once in Nazaré, head to Sítio da Nazaré and then to praia do norte (north beach - everybody knows it).

English (Translate this text in English): Once in Nazaré, head to Sítio da Nazaré and then to praia do norte (north beach - everybody knows it).

English (Translate this text in English): Once in Nazaré, head to Sítio da Nazaré and then to praia do norte (north beach - everybody knows it).

English (Translate this text in English): Once in Nazaré, head to Sítio da Nazaré and then to praia do norte (north beach - everybody knows it).

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

This is a very powerful wave and please don't surf it alone when it´s more than 2 meters. In the big days it gets huge and still, perfect. I've seen it breaking 5 meters (15 feet) perfect - but no one is in the water in that days. I advise morning sessions (offshore generally), with the sun behind you. Park your car in front of the beach and keep an eye on your stuff (Thieves).

English (Translate this text in English): This is a very powerful wave and please don't surf it alone when it´s more than 2 meters. In the big days it gets huge and still, perfect. I've seen it breaking 5 meters (15 feet) perfect - but no one is in the water in that days. I advise morning sessions (offshore generally), with the sun behind you. Park your car in front of the beach and keep an eye on your stuff (Thieves).

English (Translate this text in English): This is a very powerful wave and please don't surf it alone when it´s more than 2 meters. In the big days it gets huge and still, perfect. I've seen it breaking 5 meters (15 feet) perfect - but no one is in the water in that days. I advise morning sessions (offshore generally), with the sun behind you. Park your car in front of the beach and keep an eye on your stuff (Thieves).

English (Translate this text in English): This is a very powerful wave and please don't surf it alone when it´s more than 2 meters. In the big days it gets huge and still, perfect. I've seen it breaking 5 meters (15 feet) perfect - but no one is in the water in that days. I advise morning sessions (offshore generally), with the sun behind you. Park your car in front of the beach and keep an eye on your stuff (Thieves).

Atmosphere

Once you get in the water (big days) your heart will be pumping out, but after you get the first wave the excitement will take over you. The lip is large so if you're a surfer don't take it easy or your board will look like a glass when a hammer fells in to it. There are few crowd here but when it's very good it gets about 10-20 people. The big swell offers an atmosphere of pure peace and respect for nature!

English (Translate this text in English): Once you get in the water (big days) your heart will be pumping out, but after you get the first wave the excitement will take over you. The lip is large so if you're a surfer don't take it easy or your board will look like a glass when a hammer fells in to it. There are few crowd here but when it's very good it gets about 10-20 people. The big swell offers an atmosphere of pure peace and respect for nature!

English (Translate this text in English): Once you get in the water (big days) your heart will be pumping out, but after you get the first wave the excitement will take over you. The lip is large so if you're a surfer don't take it easy or your board will look like a glass when a hammer fells in to it. There are few crowd here but when it's very good it gets about 10-20 people. The big swell offers an atmosphere of pure peace and respect for nature!

English (Translate this text in English): Once you get in the water (big days) your heart will be pumping out, but after you get the first wave the excitement will take over you. The lip is large so if you're a surfer don't take it easy or your board will look like a glass when a hammer fells in to it. There are few crowd here but when it's very good it gets about 10-20 people. The big swell offers an atmosphere of pure peace and respect for nature!

General

You will never forget it ! The power of the wave was demonstrated in the 2002 winter when the europeen championship was there. The waves were big that day (3-4 meters) and the bodyboarders got insane with the action. Capdeville busted about 5 barrels that took the public to heaven. World class spot, that's for sure!

English (Translate this text in English): You will never forget it ! The power of the wave was demonstrated in the 2002 winter when the europeen championship was there. The waves were big that day (3-4 meters) and the bodyboarders got insane with the action. Capdeville busted about 5 barrels that took the public to heaven. World class spot, that's for sure!

English (Translate this text in English): You will never forget it ! The power of the wave was demonstrated in the 2002 winter when the europeen championship was there. The waves were big that day (3-4 meters) and the bodyboarders got insane with the action. Capdeville busted about 5 barrels that took the public to heaven. World class spot, that's for sure!

English (Translate this text in English): You will never forget it ! The power of the wave was demonstrated in the 2002 winter when the europeen championship was there. The waves were big that day (3-4 meters) and the bodyboarders got insane with the action. Capdeville busted about 5 barrels that took the public to heaven. World class spot, that's for sure!

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By André Figueiredo , 20-11-2007

respect!! - in this sunday i catched a heavy and perfect waves in my mind 6ft glass 4 people in the water what a lefts!!! praia do north sensacional spot!!

By Miguel , 28-03-2007

Altas ondas! Nunca falham! - Eu já surfei a Praia do Norte com 7 metros e achei um espctáculo. Fui lá com os meus amigos, todas as semanas lá vou para fazer umas filmagens. Aquelas ondas são lindas como a Ana Margarida. I love Praia do Norte!!!!!!

By CHUFLAX , 14-03-2007

¡Good lives in Nazaré! - I know this is the most powerfull wave in Portugal.When Supertubes is working at 1 m there are possibly 2 m wave in Praia Norte. The "big Zahora power" wave in Portugal.Something like Puerto Escondido but more perfect...

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