Nazaré has become synonymous with surfing and big waves. They are the biggest waves in the world. The town isn’t the quaint Portuguese fishing village it once was. But it is still beautiful with cliffs and sand that stretches for miles. The town of white buildings and tile roofs buts up against the cliffs.
The photos below show the point where many surfing photos are taken. I took photos of a couple of original photos taken when the waves were at their highest, more than 50 feet high. In 2011, surfer Garrett McNamara of Hawaii surfed a record-breaking 78 foot wave at Nazaré.