Waves break out on the barrier reef or near a reef pass, so it's boat access only and it's always shallow on the inside. Up to 4ft (1.2m), the waves are user-friendly, but once the surf gets bigger, things get serious quickly. Late take-offs, fast down-the-line rides, and hollow barrels are what most surfed spots offer and the best of them is P-Pass (Palikir Pass). It takes any swell from W-NE, with straight N being the best direction. P-Pass works with no winds or with light NE-E trades, which blow dead offshore as the swell lines wrap around the reef. These rights can be surfed at any tide, but it does get very shallow on a full low tide.