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Tow in surfing session at Praia do Norte or North Beach in Nazaré.

Once a sleepy fishing village on the Portuguese coast Nazaré is now the epicentre of global big wave surfing. 

In 2011, Hawaiian big wave surfer Garret McNamara put Nazaré on the map when he surfed a world record 24-meterwave here.

An offshore marine canyon that plunges to a depth of 4300 meters helps funnel Atlantic Ocean storm swells into huge peaks that break directly in front of the high cliffs of Forte de São Miguel Arcanjo

A big swell, generated earlier in the week by Hurricane Epsilon in the North Atlantic, reached the Portuguese west coast drawing big wave surfers to Nazare with hope of riding the next world record wave. (for the Associated Press)

Thursday, October 29, 2020. Nazaré.

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