When reefbreaking the wave breaks over a reef. The opposite of the reef break is the beachbreak, where the wave breaks on a sandbank. The advantage of Reefbreaks is that the wave breaks in the same place. Waves breaking on reefs are therefore much easier to estimate. Many beginners are afraid of their first wave ride over a reef, this is often much easier than on a beach. Before you know what tides, what water level and what conditions are needed to surf the selected reef optimal. If you do not make a deep dive off the board after your wave ride and you're not surfing Pipeline (one of Hawaii's most powerful waves), you can not do much more than hit a beachbreak.