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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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 Shipwreck

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 6° 24.041' N
Longitude: 3° 8.277' E

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Located on a huge sand bar beach between Lagos and city of Benin. Go to the jetty close to the US Embassy on Victoria Island (Lagos) and ask the taxi-boats to take you to the shipwreck that blew up in Lagos Harbor back in 1998. There are no regular schedules, but chartering a boat for the day will cost you about US$50 (pay when returning). Bring loads of water and some food. The trip takes about 1h and takes you through Lagos harbor and the bush walk upon arrival takes less than 10 min.

English (Translate this text in English): Located on a huge sand bar beach between Lagos and city of Benin. Go to the jetty close to the US Embassy on Victoria Island (Lagos) and ask the taxi-boats to take you to the shipwreck that blew up in Lagos Harbor back in 1998. There are no regular schedules, but chartering a boat for the day will cost you about US$50 (pay when returning). Bring loads of water and some food. The trip takes about 1h and takes you through Lagos harbor and the bush walk upon arrival takes less than 10 min.

English (Translate this text in English): Located on a huge sand bar beach between Lagos and city of Benin. Go to the jetty close to the US Embassy on Victoria Island (Lagos) and ask the taxi-boats to take you to the shipwreck that blew up in Lagos Harbor back in 1998. There are no regular schedules, but chartering a boat for the day will cost you about US$50 (pay when returning). Bring loads of water and some food. The trip takes about 1h and takes you through Lagos harbor and the bush walk upon arrival takes less than 10 min.

English (Translate this text in English): Located on a huge sand bar beach between Lagos and city of Benin. Go to the jetty close to the US Embassy on Victoria Island (Lagos) and ask the taxi-boats to take you to the shipwreck that blew up in Lagos Harbor back in 1998. There are no regular schedules, but chartering a boat for the day will cost you about US$50 (pay when returning). Bring loads of water and some food. The trip takes about 1h and takes you through Lagos harbor and the bush walk upon arrival takes less than 10 min.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Shipwreck

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-artificial

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerFun, Powerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

The shipwreck is quite hard to reach, but once you get there, you will keep returning. The water is clean and the swell pretty consistent most of the year.

English (Translate this text in English): The shipwreck is quite hard to reach, but once you get there, you will keep returning. The water is clean and the swell pretty consistent most of the year.

English (Translate this text in English): The shipwreck is quite hard to reach, but once you get there, you will keep returning. The water is clean and the swell pretty consistent most of the year.

English (Translate this text in English): The shipwreck is quite hard to reach, but once you get there, you will keep returning. The water is clean and the swell pretty consistent most of the year.

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Best in Lagos area

English (Translate this text in English): Best in Lagos area

English (Translate this text in English): Best in Lagos area

English (Translate this text in English): Best in Lagos area

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By Nick R , 03-03-2011

Port Harcort - Anything available closser to PH I am goiing to be there for nearly a year...... any one surfed down there?

By Marc , 03-12-2010

anyone around for a surf? - hey people. Been in Lagos for a month now. I'm a total noob when it comes to surfing, but if anyone is around and keen to hit Shipwreck of Tarqua let me know.
Cheers,
Marc

By James , 15-09-2008

Shipwreck - Morning all, am moving back to lagos shortly, i used to surf shipwreck a lot about 5 years ago but not had a chance since really. Anyone heading out there regularly, can you send me your mobile number as i'm keen to get back in the water as soon as possible. I land early october and am VI based.
Many thanks!
James

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