:: Nazaré


Nazaré is a short drive north of Peniche and it could be the most famous surf town that you've never heard of.  Of course you've seen that photo of Garrett McNamara on a wave that defies comprehension, but the town is beautiful with narrow stone-paved pedestrian streets and small cafes and hotels; plus it gets a truckload of swell! Just offshore from the coast lies that Nazaré Canyon, a deep underwater trench that funnels the swell in from the continental shelf magnifying it and directing to straight at the cliffs above the small township.  If you're into bathymetry, check out what's going on here.

Yesterday was a small day by Narazé standards, 10ft+, wild and onshore.  Still waiting for that offshore wind change, maybe tomorrow.