Wind and weather patterns
also play a crucial role in the size and quality of the waves at Nazaré. The prevailing northwest winds in the region generate cross-shore winds that interact with the incoming swells, creating a dynamic and challenging surf environment. Depending on the wind direction and intensity, the waves can be further shaped and modified, resulting in the formation of massive barrels and towering peaks. The combination of powerful swells, offshore winds, and optimal weather conditions contributes to the creation of the iconic Nazaré waves.