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Nazare ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 4.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 4.4

Overall: 4.3

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Nazare break guidePhoto by: Gonçalo Forjaz Trigueiros

Nazare Surf Guide

Nazare in North Portugal is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Nazare Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nazare:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nazare occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Nazare (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nazare with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in December while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Nazare surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Nazare is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 91 km (57 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Nazare is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 186 km (116 miles) away.

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Nazare Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 September 2021, 14:42 Local Time
Monday 27Tue
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 9 8 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-
cross cross

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Swell History at Nazare

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Wind History at Nazare

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Nazare Reviews:

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Based on 9 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s54.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s44.2
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.4
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Margarida from Portugal
“I love Nazare and I'm happy it was discovered by surfers like Garrett McNamara. Nazare owes him a lot. That's why I tried to write something about this in hubpages. You can find the article called Monster Waves in Nazaré, Portugal.”

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