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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ilado beach

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From Lagos take a boat (charterred or private) upnorth (20 min 10Km)in the on shore laguna and crossthe costal band at the Ilado village, many other spots possibilities.

English (Translate this text in English): From Lagos take a boat (charterred or private) upnorth (20 min 10Km)in the on shore laguna and crossthe costal band at the Ilado village, many other spots possibilities.

English (Translate this text in English): From Lagos take a boat (charterred or private) upnorth (20 min 10Km)in the on shore laguna and crossthe costal band at the Ilado village, many other spots possibilities.

English (Translate this text in English): From Lagos take a boat (charterred or private) upnorth (20 min 10Km)in the on shore laguna and crossthe costal band at the Ilado village, many other spots possibilities.

DistanceDay trip

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Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Pollution
- Sharks

 Additional Information

In fact two waves: 1 The african 'barre' up to 4 m deadly powerfull and closing out most of the time 2 inside the main banks some funny triangle shaped sandbars hols up to 1.2moffshore only on very early mornings (thermic windinversion) 5 to 8 AM...

English (Translate this text in English): In fact two waves: 1 The african 'barre' up to 4 m deadly powerfull and closing out most of the time 2 inside the main banks some funny triangle shaped sandbars hols up to 1.2moffshore only on very early mornings (thermic windinversion) 5 to 8 AM...

English (Translate this text in English): In fact two waves: 1 The african 'barre' up to 4 m deadly powerfull and closing out most of the time 2 inside the main banks some funny triangle shaped sandbars hols up to 1.2moffshore only on very early mornings (thermic windinversion) 5 to 8 AM...

English (Translate this text in English): In fact two waves: 1 The african 'barre' up to 4 m deadly powerfull and closing out most of the time 2 inside the main banks some funny triangle shaped sandbars hols up to 1.2moffshore only on very early mornings (thermic windinversion) 5 to 8 AM...

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General

journey+water hazards+ rips+ nightlife+power+no assistance = dangerous wave

English (Translate this text in English): journey+water hazards+ rips+ nightlife+power+no assistance = dangerous wave

English (Translate this text in English): journey+water hazards+ rips+ nightlife+power+no assistance = dangerous wave

English (Translate this text in English): journey+water hazards+ rips+ nightlife+power+no assistance = dangerous wave

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By kristoffbakkes@hotmail.com , 15-07-2007

surfing lagos - hi im from south africa and will be stationed in lagos for 2 months, does anybody have any tips on the surf up there? is it worht taking a board and what is the shark situation?any info will be appreciated thanks

By charlie_girl_1@hotmail.co.uk , 30-12-2006

surf in lagos - Obviously i meant Prepared!

By charlie_girl_1@hotmail.co.uk , 30-12-2006

LAGOS SURF - Has anyone surfed at Lagos?Is it realy that dangerous? tell me all... cos I'm going soon and i want to be repared

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