No Wahala roughly translated means “no problem” in Hausa, the native tongue of many Nigerians. A statement of positive confirmation and easy going approval.
In the spring of 2019 I found myself travelling to Lagos, Nigeria. Here I met with professional surfers Dane Gudauskas & Dylan Graves as part of Van’s Weird Waves series.
Sitting on a right hand wedge Tarkwa Bay comprises of a strong youth population. These children and teenagers have little but the ocean and the connection between the two is unparalleled, from sharing the few surfboards left from visiting surfers to just treading water their happiness is something to admire.
This love for the ocean has lead to the hopes of certain teenagers representing Nigeria at surfing in future competitions and the ISA World Games.
No Wahala documents this connection and the experiences we shared with the boys of Tarkwa Bay.
All profits of No Wahala will go to help the community of Tarkwa Bay as well as the nonprofit foundation Positive Vibe Warriors. To find out more about Positive Vibe Warriors and what they do, visit positivevibewarriors.com