Learn to surf in Lagos!

“When these kids came to me and said they wanted to learn how to surf, I saw the future in them, that this could be the future of Nigeria,” Pekipuma says. “If not for surfing, the boys would just be roaming about, fighting, getting into trouble. Surfing gives them strength and purpose. It’s made our community stronger.”

Surfing in Lagos

Godpower Tamarakuro Pekipuma was among the first local surfers from the village at Tarkwa Bay and started Nigeria’s only surf school in 2015. His clients include expats and wealthy locals from the mainland, but his real passion lies with coaching Tarkwa’s next generation of surfers, which he does for free. Photo: van Gysen

Find out more about surfing at Tarkwa Bay, Lagos here.

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