One of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata in Portugal, Nazare has gotten a worldwide reputation for being a surfing Mecca. Tens of thousands of surfers from all over the world flock to the tiny seaside town every year, and it’s a sight to behold. The town is about 40% portuguese grandmothers in layers upon layers of petticoats and 60% sunburnt and tattooed worshippers at the shrine of Praia do Norte – the North Beach, a symbol of big wave surfing all over the world.