Nazare, Portugal

What is it that every now and then Nazare gets in the news?

Nazare is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in historical Estremadura province of Portugal. It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast. The population in 2011 was 15, 158. The area has many interesting tourist destinations like the Church of Nossa Senhora de Nazare or the Forte de Sao Miguel Arcanjo….but it is the North Beach that creates the reason we hear about Nazare the most.

The Praia de Norte (North Beach) which due to its great conditions for surfing and its giant breaking waves was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest waves ever surfed. The very high breaking waves are caused by the presence of the underwater Nazare Canyon.

so let’s take a look…

Interesting look at the geologic formation the Nazare Canyon..let’s take a look at what it can produce.

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