The board resting under your arm. The smell of the neoprene fitted over your body, melting into the salty atmosphere of the Atlantic Ocean. With the sun above and the incessant beat of the waves that invite you in. It’s the magic of surfing, it’s the passion for the sea, it’s Nazaré.
Nazaré has been confirmed by surfers from all over the world as one of the best environments to surf. If you are passionate about this sport, this place will be your new sea paradise.
Its extensive golden sand beaches, keep space for surfers of any level. There are incredible waves, which are a challenge for the surfers, and quieter areas, where you can improve your style or learn to dominate the board.
The inseparable link between Nazaré and surfing has been consolidated in the last few years, with feats of the best professionals.
In 2011, Hawaiian-born surfer Garrett McNamara rode a wave registered at 23.8 meters high. Carlos Bure surpassed the record and almost touched the sky, riding a wave over 30 meters high, the highest in the history of official records.
Rodrigo Koxa, Andrew Cotton, Justine Dupont… There are many surfers who come to the shores of Nazaré every year to take advantage of the big waves of the matchless canyon formed in front of the Praia do Norte lighthouse.
Whether you are a recognized surfing enthusiast or if you are just interested in discovering this sport, Nazaré is the best place to enjoy it, especially if you are making the most of an unforgettable vacation in OHAI, just a few meters from Praia do Norte, one of the most internationally famous beaches, precisely because of the presence of giant waves, a real spectacle!
But if you are not a professional or, in fact, have never surfed before, Nazaré is for you too. The nearby Nazaré Beach or Praia das Paredes da Vitória, offer experiences for everyone and the waves are perfect to start mastering the surf.
During your vacation at OHAI you can take advantage of our Nazaré surf lesson service, that we offer in collaboration with schools available just a few meters from our resort, with options for all levels and ages.
The coast of Nazaré is the ideal place to learn how to surf. The best way to start feeling the embrace of the waves and discover how to take advantage of their height and climb the crest and, with practice and determination, ride some tubes.