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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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 Tarkwa Bay

Nigeria

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 6° 24.128' N
Longitude: 3° 23.687' E

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 Access

Take boat taxi to Tarqua Bay at enterance of lagos harbour. Go to end of beach next to rock breakwall.

English (Translate this text in English): Take boat taxi to Tarqua Bay at enterance of lagos harbour. Go to end of beach next to rock breakwall.

English (Translate this text in English): Take boat taxi to Tarqua Bay at enterance of lagos harbour. Go to end of beach next to rock breakwall.

English (Translate this text in English): Take boat taxi to Tarqua Bay at enterance of lagos harbour. Go to end of beach next to rock breakwall.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Pollution

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

General

don't go for a holiday - it is not worth the hassles but if you're working in Nigeria, it's a blessing!

English (Translate this text in English): don't go for a holiday - it is not worth the hassles but if you're working in Nigeria, it's a blessing!

English (Translate this text in English): don't go for a holiday - it is not worth the hassles but if you're working in Nigeria, it's a blessing!

English (Translate this text in English): don't go for a holiday - it is not worth the hassles but if you're working in Nigeria, it's a blessing!

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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 : bportrat@yahoo.com

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.

Cheers
Francois

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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