The surf is usually strong but the thousands of dwellers "send" surfers away to less populated areas like Baleal or Peniche. Anyway, a few people keep practicing surf and windsurf, specially out of peak season.
The women of Nazaré, in holidays, use to play a specific game whose rules are know only by them.
No man is allowed, and expansive as only they can be, they easily dominate the streets, under the curiosity of visitors. The true Nazaré easily comes to surface when they disagree with the interpretation of the rules: the show becomes dramatically fun.