||Located on the
southeast coast of Guam, Talofofo Bay is a popular surfing spot
which provides some of the best waves on Guam when the conditions
are right. The surf spot is also referred to as "Surf Side"
by the local people. The bay is bordered on both sides by
cliffs, and consists of a dark-brown sand beach at the end of the
bay. Many people mistake the brown sand for mud, but in
reality it is really fine
|grained sand making
it feel and appear like mud. For a scenic and picturesque
view of Talofofo Bay there is an excellent lookout point on the
northern cliff of Talofofo Bay where visitors can park their car
and take some pictures of the entire bay.
During World War II a Japanese vessel named the Aratama Maru was
torpedoed by an American vessel in Talofofo Bay and remained
visible for 15 years in the
||bay, but today has
been completely submerged due to current surges and storms
throughout the years, specifically when Super Typhoon Karen hit
Guam in 1962. Today, the location of the sunken Japanese
vessel is a popular diving spot with an abundance of sea life and
At the end of Talofofo Bay is the mouth of the Talofofo River
which flows under the Talofofo Bridge.
|Under the Talofofo
Bridge is an area that acts like quicksand, which is never more
than waist deep, where the local kids like to play. If
visitors take the turn next to the bridge following the Talofofo
River they can catch a boat and take a river cruise up the
Talofofo River into the valley.