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Further west, is the beach town of Grand Bassam, whose heavy shorebreak waves are hardly ever worth surfing, but nearby La Passe has some magic days. There is a deep water trench just offshore from Abidjan, which creates a long close out wave with horrendous rips for about 10km either side of the capital and is referred to locally as La Barre. The beaches on either side of this trench have a more gently sloping bottom and don’t suffer from this rip as much.

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