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Latitude: 6° 24.041' N
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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.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Shipwreck
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
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.
Best in Lagos area
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.
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.
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