It takes precisely .38 seconds to recognize a shot of Nazaré. Yes, that math checks out. The shape of the wave itself is so unique that you can’t miss it, but then pair the 758,000 images and video clips produced from the place during an XL swell and you always know what you’re looking at the moment you spot it. Most captures come from the cliff above and they really don’t seem to do the place justice.
One particular vlogger appeared to get bored with the status quo perspective during last weekend’s swell and left his post next to the lighthouse for a more intimate view. He hitches a ride from the docks where his soon-to-be captain tells him they’ll be positioned about 100-200 meters from the waves. He then gets on a jet ski with Tony Laureano for what’s probably the most ridiculous experience he’s ever signed up for.