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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Glass Breakwater

Micronesia, Guam

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 Access

Acsess is difficut-Drive as far as you can down the Glass Breakwater near Apra Harbor, and then walk the rest of the way (through Navy property) to the waves. There can be security guards who will deny you access unless you can come up with a good story. It is possible but difficult to kayak around the breakwater to the waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Acsess is difficut-Drive as far as you can down the Glass Breakwater near Apra Harbor, and then walk the rest of the way (through Navy property) to the waves. There can be security guards who will deny you access unless you can come up with a good story. It is possible but difficult to kayak around the breakwater to the waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Acsess is difficut-Drive as far as you can down the Glass Breakwater near Apra Harbor, and then walk the rest of the way (through Navy property) to the waves. There can be security guards who will deny you access unless you can come up with a good story. It is possible but difficult to kayak around the breakwater to the waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Acsess is difficut-Drive as far as you can down the Glass Breakwater near Apra Harbor, and then walk the rest of the way (through Navy property) to the waves. There can be security guards who will deny you access unless you can come up with a good story. It is possible but difficult to kayak around the breakwater to the waves.

DistanceTake a car

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Private access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

A decent spot that catches a lot of swell but blows out easily. There are a few nice right peaks where the reef meets the breakwater that break with a decent amount of power for Guam. Be careful when climbing in and out of the water, as the rocks are sharp and slippery and the currents can be strong.

English (Translate this text in English): A decent spot that catches a lot of swell but blows out easily. There are a few nice right peaks where the reef meets the breakwater that break with a decent amount of power for Guam. Be careful when climbing in and out of the water, as the rocks are sharp and slippery and the currents can be strong.

English (Translate this text in English): A decent spot that catches a lot of swell but blows out easily. There are a few nice right peaks where the reef meets the breakwater that break with a decent amount of power for Guam. Be careful when climbing in and out of the water, as the rocks are sharp and slippery and the currents can be strong.

English (Translate this text in English): A decent spot that catches a lot of swell but blows out easily. There are a few nice right peaks where the reef meets the breakwater that break with a decent amount of power for Guam. Be careful when climbing in and out of the water, as the rocks are sharp and slippery and the currents can be strong.

Atmosphere

This is a farily remote and isolated spot that is very difficult to access but is seldom crowded.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a farily remote and isolated spot that is very difficult to access but is seldom crowded.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a farily remote and isolated spot that is very difficult to access but is seldom crowded.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a farily remote and isolated spot that is very difficult to access but is seldom crowded.

General

It is a nice place to surf and spend the day, if you can get there.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a nice place to surf and spend the day, if you can get there.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a nice place to surf and spend the day, if you can get there.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a nice place to surf and spend the day, if you can get there.

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By Why the double standard? , 01-12-2006

This place is off limits - Anytime you decide to want to surf here you'd either have to get a boat or be kissing ass the port police or the Navy or both. These faggots will actually call you out of the water and book you as if you were committing a serious crime. What the hell are they trying to prevent anyway when there's nothing at the end of that jetty? There are no known terrorists that surf and the hipocrasy of it is that private businesses cater to foreign tourists just yards away from the spot. Furtheremore, why are the rights of Guam's sea loving population denied the right to use their own resources?

By Don MacLean (djm_hb@yahoo.com) , 28-10-2006

Glass Breakwater - 1977 - When I was there in 1977-1978, we used to call the place Magundas, or thats what it was called. We used to go there as a last resort, because there was usually something to ride there, but if Boat Basin or Ricks was happening, forget Magundas. I remember taking a pretty long and really dusty dirt road out there. There was no floor board in our Guam-Bomb, and dust would get scooped up inside the car like the inside of a vacuum cleaner bag. It is a broad, arching reef, and I have seen it break like a left point, right point, or scattered peaks all across the reef. Not nearly the punch as Ricks or Boat Basin. Getting out by climbing off the jetty can be hazardous to your health (and your board), but coming in is the real challenge, especially if its a big day. I also saw a stonefish there... yes, the kind that can kill you if you step on it. I also remember surfing it with just me and one other person, when we sdaw a squall moving in. We were way too far outside, and the waves were fun, so we thought we would ride it out. It turned really dark and started gusting at what had to be 40+mph with rain pounding so hard it stung. With the thunder blasts and lightening, we were both shitting ourselves.

By derek.boyer@netzero.net , 23-08-2006

Magundas 94-96 - We 'discovered' this break one night on one of the many big but bad tide/blown days where nobody's riding. What a cool feeling to actually think you're discovering a break. First time out same conditions, still hadn't seen anyone ride it; didn't know about the offshore current running close to the wall. Had to figure all that stuff on my own (in other words, stupid). Fun though. Where else can you stick your face in the water between sets and see a hundred feet in any direction? How bout see the fingers on your shadow 20 feet below? That break got really fun in many sizes. Chest high could jack you as bad as double overhead (shallow). The reef wasn't nearly as bad as Ricks (only other place I surfed). Went to the hospital during my second season by pulling backside into the right I've always dreamt of - easy backside takeoff that starts to suck and then pitches over. What the dream didn't include was getting smacked in the back of the head and kicked over the falls twice. Second time around, landed on rock knees-first. Still have the scars. I hardly surf here in Cali because the water's cold, crowded and dirty and my flashbacks to rock, coral and SHAAAAALLOW. Never really had any local issues at this break, but Ricks is another story. Still have my 6'6" Rusty bought in Agana. The thing's a reef board and barely even floats in Cali :-)

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