La Jolla Cove Reviews and Ratings
(United-States – CAL – San Diego County)
Visitor reviews of La Jolla Cove surf break
March 02, 2013
Ellen from United States
La Jolla Cove is the best ocean swimming spot and a great place to scuba as well. Surfing is better other places. For swimmers there are distances marked. For observers, watching the action of the swimmers, divers, runners, dog walkers, photographers, picnickers is wonderful. It's a beautiful place.
La Jolla Cove Ratings
Based on 4 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 1.2
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
(1: La Jolla Cove is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 1.0
(1: La Jolla Cove is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in United-States - CAL - San Diego County. 5: the best break in United-States - CAL - San Diego County).
Difficulty Level: 1.2
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.5
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: La Jolla Cove can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 3.3
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at La Jolla Cove, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at La Jolla Cove are often excellent).
Water Quality: 3.5
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: La Jolla Cove is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to La Jolla Cove requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 3.5
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near La Jolla Cove for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at La Jolla Cove is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: La Jolla Cove is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 3.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at La Jolla Cove, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near La Jolla Cove where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
Based on 4 votes. Vote
May 31, 2012
Snorklegirl from United States
For snorkling, scuba, light surfing, and a great view... you definitely want La Jolla cove.
While parking can be tough to come by, it's worth the trek to get down to the small but beautiful beach area. There are also tide pools, a variety of sea life, and always good people watching.
Although at times it can be crowded for snorkling or surfing, once you get out in the water and see the seaweed beds and kelp reef just off the cove, you'll get a good look at why this area is a wildlife preservation zone.
Thanks to whomever put this website together, it's really comprehensive!
Lets all hope for a hot summer and warm water :)
July 22, 2010
Robert Farrell from United States
It would be nice if you put the Water Temp. in Fahrenheit also. Those of us who do not know the Metric system have no idea to translate Celsius.
Since the vast majority of the people in the U.S. still use Fahrenheit as the measurement of temp., this would make since.
Webmaster's Reply - On the break forecast pages, the sea temperature is always shown according to the metric/imperial selector. On the detailed water temperature page, where you get to see if it is warmer or colder than normal for the time of year, both Celsius and Fahrenheit are now shown.