Nazare Photos: The Place to Surf Portugal

The Lighthouse at Nazare, Portugal

The Lighthouse at Nazare, Portugal

Since we are living in Portugal we thought it would be a good idea to recount our adventures in an occasional series we call Portugal Day Trips. We will be continually adding to this feature, so please check it out and if you have any suggestions for more out of the way places to visit in Portugal, please let us know.

When we first moved to Portugal, I didn’t think, “surf Portugal,” but they are crazy about it here on the Silver Coast. Surfers from all over the world flock to Portugal and the small town of Nazare, not far from where we moved to Portugal, to ride some of the biggest waves in the world. Nazare waves are renown for their size; in fact, the biggest wave ever surfed was right here in Nazare.

In the Sunset the Nazare Big Waves Take on an Otherworldly Quality

In the Sunset the Nazare Big Waves Take on an Otherworldly Quality

A few weeks ago we went out to photograph some of the famous Nazare waves. We didn’t find any of the record Nazare surfing waves, that well up deep in the Atlantic and surge through the deep ocean trench called Nazare canyon and crash on the shore, but the scenery was spectacular, and despite high winds, it was a great day to make photos of the Nazare big waves.

I Wasn't the only Photographer Out Making Photos of the Nazare Waves

I Wasn’t the only Photographer Out Making Photos of the Nazare Waves

Below the Nazare Lighthouse is a Great Beach from which to Watch the Nazare Big Waves

Below the Nazare Lighthouse is an Great Beach from which to Watch the Nazare Big Waves

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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