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Nazaré is ideal for breaking surfing records!

A Goodrent tem ao seu dispor um novo site!Esperemos que seja do seu agrado!
How to find Goodrent:Travessa do fala-Só 11, LisboaFrom the Airport:25 min - Metro - Take the Red Line direction São Sebastião (last stop). Change to the Blue Line (still São Sebastião) and take the direction Santa Apolónia. Get off at Restauradores.20 min - "Aerobus" 91 and get off at Restauradores 15 min - Taxi -. Give directions toTravessa do Fala-Só number 11. (close to Praça da Alegria). Once in Praça da Alegria, taxi has to go straight up and turn left on Santo António da Glória. After two blocks, street name changes to Travessa Fala-Só.From Santa Apolónia train station:7 min - Metro - Take Blue line direction Amadora Este and get off at Restauradores. 10 min - Bus 9, 47, 746, or 759 get off at Restauradores 10 min - Taxi - Give directions to Travessa do Fala-Só number 11 . (close to Praça da Alegria). Once in Praça da Alegria, taxi has to go straight up and turn left on San Antonio da Gloria. After two blocks, street name changes to Travessa Fala-Só.From Gare do Oriente Train Station:25 min - Metro - Take the Red line to São Sebastião, then change onto Blue Line direction Santa Apolónia. Exit at Restauradores 15 min Taxi - Give directions to Travessa do Fala-Só number 11 ,(close to Praça da Alegria). Once in Praça da Alegria, taxi has to go straight up and turn left on San Antonio da Gloria. After two blocks, street name changes to Travessa Fala-Só.From Sete Rios Train Station / Bus terminal:20 min - Metro - Take the Blue line direction of Santa Apolónia and get off at Restauradores. 25 min - Taxi - Give directions to Travessa do Fala-só number 11 (close to Praça da Alegria). Once in Praça da Alegria, taxi has to go straight up and turn left on San Antonio da Gloria. After two blocks, street name changes to Travessa Fala-Só.When in Restauradores:Exit at Restauradores, and on the opposite side of Hard Rock Café you have Elevador da Glória, the typical yellow tram of Lisbon.Follow the tram path uphill and at your right you will see a parking lot called Largo da Oliveirinha (the third exit on your right). There is a small street on the right of that parking lot. Follow that street. After a few meters street name changes to Travessa Fala-Só. See you!   
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 Check the video: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/video/2013/jan/29/garrett-mcnamara-100ft-wave-video"There are a quite a few prerequisites to surf a wave of the magnitude of those in Nazaré, Portugal. For a start, you can't exactly paddle out through these waves, as they are just too powerful. In this case, you can see on the video how the jet-ski approaches the wave from deep water and then pulls Garrett McNamara into the wave before exiting safely to the side of the wave.Also you need a wave that focuses and breaks in one place and then "peels". That is, the breaking point will move along the wave crest at a rate that will allow the surfer to maintain a position just ahead of it.In order for the wave to peel, you need the seabed to have a particular structure – a shallower area, where the wave focuses its energy and breaks, with deeper areas to the sides, leaving this section of the wave unbroken.The wave at Nazaré is quite unusual. A deep underwater canyon is instrumental to its formation. The waves move faster in the deep canyon than in the adjacent shallow areas. This causes the wave crests to bend (refract), focusing the wave energy and creating a large peak that breaks in a very regular and controlled fashion. Perfect for surfing.It's very unlikely there were any measurements of the wave taken directly through scientific means when McNamara was surfing at Nazaré. Sometimes you do get measurements from wave buoys and there are estimates from computer models, but neither of these methods can fully reflect the breaking wave that is actually surfed. This is because the wave is modified a lot from the offshore area to the point of breaking.As it isn't really possible to use these measurements or estimates, it is probable that the estimates of wave height were derived from photographic and video data. This can provide reasonable approximations of the actual face of the wave surfed. If the height of the surfer is known, then this can be used to scale the wave face observed in the image. Providing the images are collected from a suitable vantage, the error in this method could be as little as plus or minus one foot.Mark Davidson is associate professor of coastal processes at Plymouth University"