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(summary updated on December 9, 2023):
📅 7-13 December 2023: giant* waves
December 8, 10, 11, and 12 should be the best days, with larger and better-formed waves, with light winds and occasionally offshore aiding in the good formation of the waves.
It should be a good weekend to go to Nazaré and witness this spectacle of Nature, with surfers challenging the big waves.
December 8th proved to be strong, with high waves surfed; see the report in the video from "Surfing Visions":
Some days of this period will be better than others (check back later for more details), it is very likely that there will be giant waves on some days and on other days there will be big waves.
This forecast is a few days away, it may change or shift in days. Check the forecast again in the coming days, the further ahead, the more likely the forecast is to change.
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📅 Forecast for the following relevant days
The new big wave season (October 2023 to April 2024) is showing a lot of strength, during part of October and November! Let's check December!
📅 16 and 21 December: big* waves possible
This forecast is many days away and is quite uncertain, it is likely to change or shift in the coming days.
Check the forecast again in the coming days; the further ahead, the more likely the forecast is to change.
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🏄 Annual surfing competition info
The current waiting period for the surf competition TUDOR Nazaré Big Wave Challenge is from
November 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024 (winter in Portugal), to be held on a day without a fixed date, subject to a favorable forecast,
announcement by the WSL.
Subscribe to the Email Alert service (see below) to be notified in time when the event date is confirmed.
- NEW: check recent WSL video explaining the competition format for 2023/2024.
- Last event held on February 10, 2022: highlights video
- More details about the annual big wave surfing competition in Nazaré
🌊 October 2023 to March 2024
📅🌊❄️ Big Waves Annual Calendar:
The current big wave season already started in September/October 2023 and lasts until March/April 2024.
See more information on when to go to Nazaré and how long you should stay to see the giant waves, in addition to other tips for tourists.
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More and more surfers from all over the world are coming to challenge the big waves of Nazaré. On the days when there are good waves, ranging from small to giant waves, it's guaranteed that there will be surfers in the water, providing a spectacle for those watching from the hillside of the lighthouse and North Beach (Praia do Norte).