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Latitude: 6° 24.128' N
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Take boat taxi to Tarqua Bay at enterance of lagos harbour. Go to end of beach next to rock breakwall.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Wave qualityRegional Classic
PowerHollow, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouth
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
catch the rebound off the breakwall when it doubles up with the next wave. when it's on - it pitches and barrels off to the sand. Very inconsistant - works only 20 times a year.
Watch out for pollution, infection, floating bodies, rip-offs, muggings, sunburn. The few local surfers on the week-end are cool. The rest of the beach scene is outragous as only nigerians and crazy expats can provide. Everything for sale by endless parade of traders - swords, fake rolex, food, beer, beads, blow jobs, etc, etc.
don't go for a holiday - it is not worth the hassles but if you're working in Nigeria, it's a blessing!
By portrat , 17-12-2011
shots ? - Hey there, looking for emails of John Micheletti, Georg Engelmann, Mosco, or anyone who have some good surfing shots in Nigeria (to print). Please, feel free to contact me : firstname.lastname@example.org
By Francois , 09-03-2009
Missing Tarqua - Howzit guys living in Cape Town now and damn I miss Tarqua it's a one of a kind wave. Enjoy the rainy season wish I could be there for some PZs freefalling take offs and spitting barrels. Send a howfar to MC Black Johnathan Surgy and Bamidile for me if they're still around.
By The Skankmaster , 30-10-2008
Brown Trout Capital of The World - That's a sweet-looking wedge, but Christ that water is putrid looking.
I've surfed Imperial Beach after some big rainstorms, when the water looks like all of Mexico took one big simultaneous power-dump and flushed all at the same time. Tarqua makes IB look like Fiji.
Nigerian poo must be ultra-toxic
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