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Drive from Accra West towards Cape Coast. About 25 km West of Accra you'll see a lake on the right side of the road. Once you've passed the lake a small dirt road branches of to the left. Follow this dirt road for 6-7 kilometers. After 6-7 kilometers the roads ends at a T-intersection. Turn right and follow the signs to "Big Millies" (about 300-400 meters from the T-intersection)
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
You can catch the waves right in front of "Big Millies". Here the bottom is all sand. The point break (about 5 min. West of "Big Millies") is work the shorty work. However, look out for the rocks!
The only competition for the waves are with a few local kids with home made boards.
There is great music (Reggae and High-life) at the bars in the area on weekends. And a cool laid-back atmosphere.
Paddling out at sunset together with the local fishermen in wooden dugouts is great feeling.
For surfers living in Europe, Australia or North America Ghana is not the place to go for your next surftrip. South East Asia, Central America and the Pacific are far better than West Africa.
That said, if you're in West Africa, do bring your board (mini-mal or longboard) and you can enjoy some good surfing while you're in the region.
With some of the warmest ocean water anywhere on the planet, fun waves, no crowds and a chance to be the first person in history to surf secret spots, it is worth the effort of taking your board along with you!
By pete , 26-04-2007
nice - i was at millys to study some music in march and i did a little surfing there and it was sick in the early morning and around sunset it would get really hollow it would close out alot but fun and pretty powerful waves when i was there. il put up some pictures soon
By Streaky green-room grinder , 27-10-2004
mellow surf - Beautiful warm water,3ft swell,honey & black velvet sunbaking nymphs,rode a six-foot croc into the beach.Soooo melloooooooooooooooow.Back to Sth Oz,Cactus,cold water,cold beer,hot bush-pigs & friendly white pointers.
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