Visit to Praia do Norte

Praia do Norte has already established a name for itself among the surfing world. The Portuguese beach made headlines around the world when american surfer Garrett McNamara surfed the biggest wave ever: a wall of water with 90 feet.

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

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