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Tarqua Bay Surf Guide

Tarqua Bay in Lagos and West is an exposed breakwater break. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the south. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Beware of Pollution,.

Tarqua Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
27.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tarqua Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tarqua Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tarqua Bay 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 24% of the time in January while 76% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tarqua Bay Location Map

Interactive Tarqua Bay 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 Tarqua Bay is Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS) in Nigeria, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tarqua Bay is Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (COO) in Benin, 112 km (70 miles) away.

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Tarqua Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 13:53 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Tarqua Bay

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

Wind History at Tarqua Bay

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

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