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Forecast** of significant days for strong waves (summary updated on February 27, 2024):
📅 March 1-3, 2024: giant* waves possible
Incoming strong swell may generate waves of big to giant* size (see legend below).
The strong wind will spoil the waves and make surfing conditions difficult, yet it's possible that some surfers will venture out, likely on March 2nd at the swell's peak.
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 relevant upcoming days

The new big wave season (October 2023 to April 2024) has shown a lot of strength, with big waves since October, what will it be like in 2024?

📅 March 6-9, 2024: big* waves possible
Entry of a new strong swell, may generate waves of big size* (see legend below).

This forecast is a few days away, it may change or shift in the days.
Check the forecast again in the coming days, the further ahead, the more likely the forecast is to change.




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🕰️ Recent Forecast History
📅 Feb 21-27, 2024: giant* waves stormy
Incoming very strong swell should generate giant* waves (see legend below), but generally, the waves will be very choppy due to very strong wind gusts, it should be a stormy environment for most of these days. Still, there may be times when the wind is less strong and perhaps it's possible to surf then, the best seems to be February 24 for now. Even if there is little big wave surfing, it's always spectacular to see the force of nature and the ocean, with a giant swell, even if disorderly in a storm.
📅 February 17-20, 2024: big* waves
Entry of a new strong swell and no wind, should generate well-formed waves of big size* (see legend below).
The direction of the swell is not ideal but should be sufficient to generate waves of medium to big size.

This forecast is a few days away, it may change or shift in the days.
Check the forecast again in the coming days, the further ahead, the more likely the forecast is to change.
📅 February 11, 2024: giant* waves possible
On Sunday, February 11, 2024, giant* waves (see legend below) are expected, mainly in the morning.
The wave direction is not ideal but the swell is strong, and the wind has strong gusts but is offshore in the morning, which can help form good giant waves for surfing.

This forecast is a few days away, it may change, slide over the days, or even fail.
Check the forecast again in the coming days, the further ahead, the more likely the forecast will change.
Note: The Fort of São Miguel Arcanjo will be closed to the public on February 11, 12, and 13.
📅 February 10, 2024: big* waves spoiled
On Saturday, February 10, 2024, big* waves (see legend below) are expected, but they will be very spoiled due to very strong wind.
There should not be conditions for big wave surfing.
📅 Jan 27-31, 2024: medium to big* waves
Waves of medium to big size* (see legend below) are expected. Waves should range from 3 to 8 meters at maximum.
Fog is likely to be prevalent on these days, affecting visibility.
The swell continues with some strength and consistency, with a direction too far north and also some wind disrupting the wave formation.

This forecast is a few days away, it may change or shift in the days ahead.
Please check the forecast again in the coming days, the further ahead, the more likely it is to change.
📅 January 22, 2024: giant waves*
Giant waves* (see legend below), waves 15 meters high and well-formed are expected.
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This forecast is a few days away, it may change or shift in the coming days.
Please check the forecast again in the coming days, the further ahead, the more likely the forecast is to change.
📅 January 23, 2024: big to giant waves*
Giant waves* (see legend below) during the morning of the 23rd, waves about 12 meters high, and well-formed are expected.
During the afternoon of the 23rd, the wave strength is expected to decrease slightly, generating big waves* (see legend below), over 8 meters high.

This forecast is a few days away, it may change or shift in the coming days.
Please check the forecast again in the coming days, the further ahead, the more likely the forecast is to change.
📅 9-10 January 2024: big* waves
New strong swell with imperfect direction, but with favorable light wind at least on the 9th and morning of the 10th, should generate medium-sized* to big* waves (see legend below).
Not giant waves, but some big waves over 10 meters high are possible.

Check the forecast again in the coming days, the further ahead, the more likely it is for the forecast to change.
📅 January 4, 2024: big* waves
The strong swell from the previous day begins to gradually decrease in power throughout Thursday, with little wind, is expected to generate big* waves (see legend below).
During Thursday morning, there should still be some giant* waves.

Check the forecast again in the coming days, the further ahead, the more likely the forecast will change.
📅 January 3, 2024: giant* waves possible
A very strong swell in the afternoon of Wednesday, with good direction and little wind is expected to generate big* to giant* waves (see legend below).
📅 January 1, 2024: giant* waves
The strong swell continues but decreases in strength throughout the day, with good direction, and with little wind and offshore in the morning, it is expected to generate giant* waves (see legend below) in the morning and big* waves in the afternoon.
Waves over 12 meters are expected, with good conditions for giant wave surfing using tow-in.

Come watch the giant waves at Nazaré on the first day of the year!
📅 December 31, 2023: giant* waves
A new strong swell with a good direction, and with little wind, generates giant* waves (see legend below).
Waves over 15 meters high are occurring today, with good conditions for giant wave surfing using tow-in.

Come watch the giant waves at Nazaré on the last day of the year!
NEW: today's photo Dec 31 via webcam 1 confirming GIANT waves:
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📅 7-13 December 2023: giant* waves
New strong swell, should generate giant* waves (see legend below).
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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Big waves season
🌊 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.

Tourist Tips:
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.

🏄 Surfers:
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).

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* Wave height legend: giant waves +12 meters (+40 feet); big waves +7 meters (+23 feet); medium waves +3 meters (+10 feet); small waves less than 3 meters (10 feet); Indicates that on that day a good amount of waves with the indicated size is expected.
** Note: Forecasts can change/fail, check it regularly here, it will be updated, it is more accurate the closer to the date.