Photos: Base Camp Nazare
Nazare has increasingly become the base for surfers during the northern hemi winter, and with good reason, nowhere is consistently big as the Portuguese beachie. Say what you want about shape and other aesthetics - brown water, devilish winds - but the amount of surfers devoting themselves to the wave speaks volumes.
The first significant swell of the season hit last week, a no question tow swell, and the assembled surfers fired up the skis and whipped into the North Peak.
Tim Bonython, who's also posted up at Nazare for the season, took these shots during the day.
And in full Big Wednesday fashion, this swell is already feeling like the proverbial lemon with pie-size waves expected this weekend. Six days out and there's a good chance it's gonna be much bigger, and there's even a possibility for a proper offshore. We'll keep you posted.
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