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La Jolla Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.2
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 1.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.9

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La Jolla Cove Spot ID

davidw on a slab., La Jolla Cove photo

La Jolla Cove

Photo credit: David Weedall

Type: reef and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:11 Local time
Saturday 19
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
NW 10
NNW 10
Wind State on on on cross-

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La Jolla Cove in San Diego County is a reasonably exposed reef and point break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A left hand reef break and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rips and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For La Jolla, Scripps Pier, California, 2 km from La Jolla Cove.

IS AT (local time)

La Jolla Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-LJAC1, 2 km from La Jolla Cove.


Air temperature
14.8 °C

Current weather near La Jolla Cove

Buoy Data:

At SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA, 1 miles from La Jolla Cove.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 13 12 13 11

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Overall La Jolla Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to La Jolla Cove is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to La Jolla Cove is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to La Jolla Cove and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for La Jolla Cove, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view La Jolla Cove sea temperature, La Jolla Cove photographs, La Jolla Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, La Jolla Cove webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and La Jolla Cove tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around La Jolla Cove.