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Lighthouse Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Lighthouse Beach Surf Guide

Lighthouse Beach in Lagos and West is an exposed sandbar break that has reasonably consistent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the north. The ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Waves at the sandbar break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

Lighthouse Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lighthouse Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lighthouse Beach occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Lighthouse Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lighthouse Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in January while 77% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
77%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lighthouse Beach Location Map

Interactive Lighthouse Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Lighthouse Beach is Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS) in Nigeria, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lighthouse Beach is Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (COO) in Benin, 112 km (70 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Lighthouse Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 19:55 Local Time
Sunday 11Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.0
S
1.0
S
0.6
S
0.7
S
Period (s) 11 11 15 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 25
SSW 25
SW 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
on

Swell History at Lighthouse Beach

Surf stats for Lighthouse Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Lighthouse Beach

Wind stats for Lighthouse Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Lighthouse Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    28km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    106km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    117km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    127km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lighthouse Beach:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.