||Surfing in Guam is one of
the great attractions to the island for locals and surfing enthusiasts
around the world. Although many of the Guam surf areas require a
moderate skill level, there are almost always great waves for surfing
in Guam somewhere on the island. Many of the best Guam surf areas are
located at the public beaches, while others require a little extra
hiking to areas off the beaten path. One thing is certain; Guam surf
spots are plentiful and travelers won’t have much trouble finding the
perfect place for surfing in Guam.
famous beach for Guam surfing is Talofofo Beach. Talofofo is well
known for the excellent waves that crash along the beach.
beach is also unique and known for the black sand that characterizes
its shore. There is no fee to surf Talofofo beach, but surfers should
note that the area is also a popular place for families and other
tourists, and there may be folks swimming or diving in the area. For
the most part, however, the beach and waves are dominated by surfers
and the beach remains of the most popular Guam surf spots.
A great beach for beginning surfers and surfers of every ability is
Glass Breakwater Beach. Glass Breakwater is located near Apra Harbor.
Although this beach
continues to be one of the most popular Guam surf spots, it can be
difficult to access. In order to reach the beach you will need to trek
a bit through Navy property and access is sometimes denied. Some
locals choose to access the beach by kayaking in from another beach
Perhaps the most popular beach for beginning surfers who do not want
to deal with kayaking in is Inarajan Bay. Located in the south of
Guam, Inarajan Bay is easy to find, just a short drive from the main
village of Inarajan. The beaches are usually empty except for surfers
and access is free. Travelers will want to pack their own food and a
change of clothes, as there are no public facilities at Inarajan Bay.
The village of Inarajan does have a few restaurants, however.
For die hard surfers looking for a challenge, Mallesso beach is
perhaps one of the most difficult beaches to surf on Guam. Coral reefs
can be exposed and the waves can be huge, but local surfers and
visitors alike agree that this is one of the most exhilarating places
to surf for the highly skilled surfer. It is recommended that visitors
be respectful of local surfers to avoid conflict over waves and beach
Whether you are an experienced surfer or a beginner looking to try out
surfing for the first time, there are a nice range of beaches to match
every ability in Guam. Surf schools and camps can also be found on the
island as a way to learn to surf. Equipment rental is available in the
larger tourist areas of Tumon and Hagatna or through your chosen surf
school. However you plan to enjoy the waves, you’ll have luck finding
a great day to surf, as the weather in Guam is almost always clear and