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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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 Rick's Reef

Micronesia, Guam

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Latitude: 13° 29.865' N
Longitude: 144° 46.136' E

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 Access

Rick's is behind the Sheraton Hotel. It used to be called the Paradise Hotel but it recently was sold an renovated.

The access changed a little. Beach access is from the left side of the hotel via the employees parking lot. Go to the end of the parking lot, take the stairs up to the pool, then go to the right of the pool to another set of stairs down to the beach.

Public beach access is protected by law so the hotel won't say anything about walking through the pool area with you board.

English (Translate this text in English): Rick's is behind the Sheraton Hotel. It used to be called the Paradise Hotel but it recently was sold an renovated.

The access changed a little. Beach access is from the left side of the hotel via the employees parking lot. Go to the end of the parking lot, take the stairs up to the pool, then go to the right of the pool to another set of stairs down to the beach.

Public beach access is protected by law so the hotel won't say anything about walking through the pool area with you board.

English (Translate this text in English): Rick's is behind the Sheraton Hotel. It used to be called the Paradise Hotel but it recently was sold an renovated.

The access changed a little. Beach access is from the left side of the hotel via the employees parking lot. Go to the end of the parking lot, take the stairs up to the pool, then go to the right of the pool to another set of stairs down to the beach.

Public beach access is protected by law so the hotel won't say anything about walking through the pool area with you board.

English (Translate this text in English): Rick's is behind the Sheraton Hotel. It used to be called the Paradise Hotel but it recently was sold an renovated.

The access changed a little. Beach access is from the left side of the hotel via the employees parking lot. Go to the end of the parking lot, take the stairs up to the pool, then go to the right of the pool to another set of stairs down to the beach.

Public beach access is protected by law so the hotel won't say anything about walking through the pool area with you board.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam urlhttp://www.rixreef.com 

Dangers

 Additional Information

Rick's Reef looks like a perfect point break setup, but in reality is more of a closeout, especially during larger swells. Nevertheless, it can produce some hollow but short rights and is one of Guam's most consistently breaking and accessible spots. Watch out for the shallow, live reef and the strong current that runs like a river down the point in big swells. Watch out for locals be respectful of them they are territorial about thier land and seas even worse then the Hawaiian Locals. Know the rules of surfing, hold your line, and if you're new try to suck up any way you can, otherwise the locals will police the area, in or out of the water.

English (Translate this text in English): Rick's Reef looks like a perfect point break setup, but in reality is more of a closeout, especially during larger swells. Nevertheless, it can produce some hollow but short rights and is one of Guam's most consistently breaking and accessible spots. Watch out for the shallow, live reef and the strong current that runs like a river down the point in big swells. Watch out for locals be respectful of them they are territorial about thier land and seas even worse then the Hawaiian Locals. Know the rules of surfing, hold your line, and if you're new try to suck up any way you can, otherwise the locals will police the area, in or out of the water.

English (Translate this text in English): Rick's Reef looks like a perfect point break setup, but in reality is more of a closeout, especially during larger swells. Nevertheless, it can produce some hollow but short rights and is one of Guam's most consistently breaking and accessible spots. Watch out for the shallow, live reef and the strong current that runs like a river down the point in big swells. Watch out for locals be respectful of them they are territorial about thier land and seas even worse then the Hawaiian Locals. Know the rules of surfing, hold your line, and if you're new try to suck up any way you can, otherwise the locals will police the area, in or out of the water.

English (Translate this text in English): Rick's Reef looks like a perfect point break setup, but in reality is more of a closeout, especially during larger swells. Nevertheless, it can produce some hollow but short rights and is one of Guam's most consistently breaking and accessible spots. Watch out for the shallow, live reef and the strong current that runs like a river down the point in big swells. Watch out for locals be respectful of them they are territorial about thier land and seas even worse then the Hawaiian Locals. Know the rules of surfing, hold your line, and if you're new try to suck up any way you can, otherwise the locals will police the area, in or out of the water.

Atmosphere

Rick's reef has a mellow atmosphere. It is seldom crowded and surfed mostly by visiting Japanese and local kids on bodyboards. It can get crowded when it is the only spot breaking, but there are a couple of takeoff spots to spread out the crowd, and the hollow waves and shallow reef keep the beginners away.. This spot is not your average spot its a point break with shallow reefs and live coral, watch out for knee grinders thats a section of Ricks Reef, its a fast and powerful wave, which only the locals have mastered. there for if you got the balls to take on Rick's Reef and all the Hazards it comes with then by all means go for it

English (Translate this text in English): Rick's reef has a mellow atmosphere. It is seldom crowded and surfed mostly by visiting Japanese and local kids on bodyboards. It can get crowded when it is the only spot breaking, but there are a couple of takeoff spots to spread out the crowd, and the hollow waves and shallow reef keep the beginners away.. This spot is not your average spot its a point break with shallow reefs and live coral, watch out for knee grinders thats a section of Ricks Reef, its a fast and powerful wave, which only the locals have mastered. there for if you got the balls to take on Rick's Reef and all the Hazards it comes with then by all means go for it

English (Translate this text in English): Rick's reef has a mellow atmosphere. It is seldom crowded and surfed mostly by visiting Japanese and local kids on bodyboards. It can get crowded when it is the only spot breaking, but there are a couple of takeoff spots to spread out the crowd, and the hollow waves and shallow reef keep the beginners away.. This spot is not your average spot its a point break with shallow reefs and live coral, watch out for knee grinders thats a section of Ricks Reef, its a fast and powerful wave, which only the locals have mastered. there for if you got the balls to take on Rick's Reef and all the Hazards it comes with then by all means go for it

English (Translate this text in English): Rick's reef has a mellow atmosphere. It is seldom crowded and surfed mostly by visiting Japanese and local kids on bodyboards. It can get crowded when it is the only spot breaking, but there are a couple of takeoff spots to spread out the crowd, and the hollow waves and shallow reef keep the beginners away.. This spot is not your average spot its a point break with shallow reefs and live coral, watch out for knee grinders thats a section of Ricks Reef, its a fast and powerful wave, which only the locals have mastered. there for if you got the balls to take on Rick's Reef and all the Hazards it comes with then by all means go for it

General

personally i love this place i moved here 8 years ago the locals kicked my ass for about 4-5 weeks almost on a daily basis, but i grew on them and they grew on me and the wave theres not much to say after you see a pic of it. This is an imperfect but fun wave. Learning to separate the closeouts from the good ones is essential to avoiding the reef having a good time.

English (Translate this text in English): personally i love this place i moved here 8 years ago the locals kicked my ass for about 4-5 weeks almost on a daily basis, but i grew on them and they grew on me and the wave theres not much to say after you see a pic of it. This is an imperfect but fun wave. Learning to separate the closeouts from the good ones is essential to avoiding the reef having a good time.

English (Translate this text in English): personally i love this place i moved here 8 years ago the locals kicked my ass for about 4-5 weeks almost on a daily basis, but i grew on them and they grew on me and the wave theres not much to say after you see a pic of it. This is an imperfect but fun wave. Learning to separate the closeouts from the good ones is essential to avoiding the reef having a good time.

English (Translate this text in English): personally i love this place i moved here 8 years ago the locals kicked my ass for about 4-5 weeks almost on a daily basis, but i grew on them and they grew on me and the wave theres not much to say after you see a pic of it. This is an imperfect but fun wave. Learning to separate the closeouts from the good ones is essential to avoiding the reef having a good time.

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By Ailak Tujakof , 03-06-2009

WTF - Too fast, furious, shallow, sharp with a living reef. Bring peroxide, bandages and a complete first aid kit, it's a necessity!

By Anonymous , 29-10-2008

double SS, silly shite - No more rixreef.com; looks like the pilot went back to the mainland. Persons that threatened him "reamain nameleSS" does this reference a certain rich kid faggot bodyboarder?

By Anonymous , 30-04-2008

not a secret - This place is not a secret but it also cannot accomodate alot of people in the lineup at one time. If you've been surfing for at least two years, you'll know that crowds are a recipe for hostility. If you don't know that, then you haven't surfed it when it's good.

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