Nowadays, Praia Norte has become something of a surfing Mecca in Europe, with hundreds of people visiting the place every weekend. This week we made the trip ourselves and give you the account with a detailed photo gallery.
|The lighthouse featured in the now famous Garrett Mcnamara´s surfing picture|
|The mentioned photo|
|The same photo on the frontpage of the London Times|
|Close to the lighthouse, a van displays images of the big rides|
|The best part was seeing the enthusiasm of local families|
|Praia do Norte beach - a hill separates the main city of Nazaré and the famous beach.|
The lighthouse seen above resides on the top of that hill.
|The powerful Atlantic Ocean. This is the view you have from the lighthouse.|
|Farol, portuguese for lighthouse|
|Close to the lighthouse, you can get very close to the sea.|
The waves were not as huge as when Garrett broke the world record,
nonetheless the power of the water was something of great beauty to observe.
|Another view of Praia do Norte, close to the lighthouse.|
|A sunny day over Nazaré. It is a tourist-friendly fishermen´s city|