NAZARÉ NORTH BEACH CAM LIVE
NAZARE NORTH WEATHER FORECAST
The prevailing winds blow from the east and south, meaning most days see offshore conditions. All of this combined means there are almost always clean waves breaking along the Portugese coast.
The site of many world-record big wave surfing feats, Praia do Norte’s massive swell, which culminates at its reef, is the result of the Nazaré Canyon, an underwater continental fault that stretches 230km / 143mi long and 5km / 3mi deep. Though internationally famous for killer, monster waves that are only suitable for extreme daredevils, these only happen once a year. When the swell at Praia do Norte is “small” it becomes a perfect beach break, offering nice lefts and rights, but is still only suitable for experts and pros.
“Most of the time I stay at Hotel Miramar Sul (doubles from £43 B&B). I can look at the beach and the waves from it while I’m eating breakfast, and it’s an amazing place to watch the sunset. As a special treat, we sometimes have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, the Atlântico View (mains from £12). It’s great for traditional dishes with a contemporary twist, such as wild sea bass with acorda (traditional bread soup; veal in puff pastry). I eat mainly fish and vegetables there but the desserts are also fantastic, particularly the chocolate fondant on red berries with tangerine ice-cream.”
It’s better to go to Nazaré by car. once there, try the elevator to go from the hight part, the Sítio, to the lower part, the beach.
Latitude: 39º36’04.40 N
Longitude: 9º04’25.59 W
O Sitio, Miradouro do Suberco, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazare