What to visit? Praia do Norte
The fame of Praia do Norte is now global, but until a few years ago this was a secret that very few knew about.
Especially since 2011, Praia do Norte became a main spot for the world's big waves surf elite. The world record of the biggest wave ever surfed was reached at Praia do Norte on November 1, 2011, when the Garrett McNamara surfed an impressive wave with almost 24 meters (78 feet). The big waves season takes place during autumn and winter, particularly from mid-October to late February.
Also, this is one of the most beautiful wild beaches of Portugal. Please note that Praia do Norte has no surveillance for bathers during summertime.
To monitor sea conditions - for surfers and bodyboarders, as well as surf and bodyboard watchers - these websites are recommended: