People are only just beginning to wake up to the potential of Nazaré. A finger of deep water points directly at the beach to the north of town and the result is similar to La Nord in Hossegor. Huge, heavy and hollow beach peaks for the brave.
Be warned – currents can be strong, and giant clean up sets are guaranteed when it’s on, which isn’t that often as it’s wind exposed. The main town beach offers a sheltered little wedge on big swells.
The offshore deep water keeps the power up in the swell here so the waves hit the beach with open ocean force and speed. When the swell is really big it can hold it here making huge good quality 20ft beach break peaks, be warned tough, they can shift a bit like most beachy peaks and a good cleanup set is highly likely. This is best left to very experienced surfers.
It is sensitive to wind though so you’ll need a fairly still day to get clean and surfable. Bring spare boards and big kahunas.
TRIPPLE OVER HEAD
100M LONG WAVE
Beach OVER Sand BOTTOM