Nazare Big Waves Surfing Destination

Nazare Big Waves Surfing Destination

€320 per person

Enjoy the power of the ocean on this one of a kind, private tour and support the local, coastal community. Chase the big waves and experience surfing for the day at big wave surfing hotspot, Nazare. Put on the map by big wave surfers Garrett…

Enjoy the power of the ocean on this one of a kind, private tour and support the local, coastal community. Chase the big waves and experience surfing for the day at big wave surfing hotspot, Nazare. Put on the map by big wave surfers Garrett McNamara and Andrew Cotton, Nazaré’s story began around 150m years ago when the Atlantic ocean was formed in the Jurassic period. Monster waves usually form when water goes from very deep to very shallow over a short distance. This is why most of the big-wave hotspots are near islands, such as Hawaii and Maui. But with Nazaré on the mainland it occurs because a vast undersea canyon runs from 140 miles out to sea right up to Praia do Norte but then abruptly stops. At points, it is at least three miles deep which is three times the depth of the Grand Canyon! Nazare´s traditional fishing village also has lots to offer. A must-see is the famous lighthouse, from where you get the best view of that wave. A perfect day for those surfers wishing to soak up the local culture of one of the best big wave surfing destinations in the world. Please note, the cost of the surf lesson is not included in the tour price and is 25€. If you wish to see the big waves, the season is from October until March and there will be no surf lesson at this time! Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed Turismo de Portugal agency with the Clean and Safe seal. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place in regards to Covid19 on Nazare Big Wave Surfing Destination Tour including all guides vaccinated, private cars regularly sanitised and masks and hand gel available for customers. Be sure you check out the Classic Portugal blog. If you like this tour you may also be interested in Obidos to Nazare & Comporta.

 

  • Departure
    We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 18:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual / Swimwear. Please bring hats and sunscreen.
  • Included
    Face masks and hand sanitiser for your use
    Hotel pick up and drop off
    Private transportation
    Tour in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
  • Not Included
    Any meals
    Entry tickets
1
Pick up
We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
2
Surf lesson with local school
When we arrive in Nazare it is your chance to hit the waves. Take a surf class with a local school, or hire equipment and go alone.
3
Local restaurant
After your surf session we take you straight to a tasty, authentic Portuguese restaurant popular with big wave surfers. Try some fresh seafood or other speciality dishes we can share with you.
4
Ascensor de Nazare
After lunch your tour of Nazare will begin. Your guide will show you some of the fishing town, sharing with you the history along the way. You will head to the Ascensor de Nazare which is a funicular railway, taking you up the cliff face to the top. Enjoy the ride and the amazing views.
5
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazare
Check out this beautiful church famous for its wooden carving of the black Madonna breastfeeding the baby Jesus.
6
Fort of São Miguel Arcanjo
High on the hill overlooking Nazare, this fort is where you will find the lighthouse you see in so many photos of big wave surfing. It is from this lighthouse that you have the most amazing view of the wave. Inside, you can also check out the surfing museum and the fabulous Surfers Wall. This is the perfect place to end the day and watch the sunset over the ocean.
7
Drop off
We drop you off at your accommodation within the Lisbon area.