Nazare Beach is located to the east of Lisbon in Portugal and boasts beautiful white sands. It’s a busy tourist destination in the summer months attracting surfers from across the world for the big waves.
The ‘Big Waves’ are created by the “Nazare Canyon“, a submarine geomorphological phenomenon which is the largest in Europe and is about 170 kilometres along the coast, reaching a depth of 5,000 metres.
The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara received worldwide publicity when, in 2011, rode the biggest beach-breaking wave in the world, about 30 metres high, at Praia do Norte. He won the Billabong XXL Global BigWave Award and entered the Guinness Book of World Records.