Praia do Norte: Nazaré, Portugal
Why It Matters: Praia do Norte has some of the biggest waves in the world. Nazaré picks up swell from just about every direction, and surfers go both right and a left. A deep undersea canyon runs 140 miles from west to east off the coast of Portugal. The ...
Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:10 pm
Surfer, Andrew Cotton, Rides 'World's
A British plumber may have just ridden the biggest wave ever by a surfer. Andrew Cotton, 34, tackled the beast off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal, on Sunday. Experts estimate the wave at 78-80ft and are expected to confirm it as a record. It could have ...
Posted on 3 February 2014 | 6:07 pm
Nazare, Portugal Attracts Surfers With
Nazare, Portugal, is attracting hundreds of surfers with record-setting waves. The St. Jude’s Day storm is blamed for killing at least 15 people and leaving a wide path of destruction throughout Europe. However, surfers are taking advantage of the ...
Posted on 29 October 2013 | 6:48 am
Nazare, Portugal: the unique combination
The waves at Praia do Norte, near the fishing village of Nazaré, are famed for their size and beloved of surfers. These huge waves are caused by region's geography, and on Monday, the extreme weather St Jude’s Atlantic storm. Off the Praia do Norte ...
Posted on 29 October 2013 | 1:45 am
Surfer take a tumble in Nazare, Portugal:
Other surfers have also taken on the swell by Nazare, Portugal. They were there when McNamara rode the biggest one. It was caught on video. You get an idea just how massive the waves are around the 1:50 mark, when a surfer takes a dive. Can he get out ...
Posted on 7 February 2013 | 6:58 pm