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Ricks Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Ricks Reef break guidePhoto by: Ken

Ricks Reef Surf Guide

Ricks Reef in - is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the north. A reef breaks right. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks,shallow reef.

Ricks Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ricks Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ricks Reef occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ricks Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Ricks Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in October while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ricks Reef Location Map

Interactive Ricks Reef surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Ricks Reef is Guam International (Agana) Airport (GUM) in Mariana Islands, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ricks Reef is Andersen Afb Airport (UAM), also in Mariana Islands, 20 km (12 miles) away.

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Ricks Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 17:36 Local Time
TueWed
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.6
ENE
1.3
E
1.4
ENE
1.2
ENE
Period (s) 7 11 7 11
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 25
E 20
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ricks Reef

Surf stats for Ricks Reef, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ricks Reef

Wind stats for Ricks Reef, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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