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La Jolla Shores ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.3

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La Jolla Shores Spot ID

Backward, La Jolla Shores photo

La Jolla Shores

Photo credit: Amanda Barnett Rimmer

Type: beach


Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.5 °C

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Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:23 Local time
Thursday 30
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
W 10
WSW 10
Wind State cross-

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La Jolla Shores in San Diego Countyis a beach break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Localism.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For La Jolla, Scripps Pier, California, 1 km from La Jolla Shores.

IS AT (local time)

La Jolla Shores Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-LJAC1, 1 km from La Jolla Shores.

moderate winds from the SW

Air temperature
19.7 °C

Current weather near La Jolla Shores

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 52 miles from La Jolla Shores.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 17 17 17 17

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Overall La Jolla Shores Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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La Jolla Shores Location Maps

La Jolla Shores Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to La Jolla Shores:

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Wave buoys nearest to La Jolla Shores:

Tide stations nearest to La Jolla Shores:

  • Closest tide station
    La Jolla, Scripps Pier
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Crown Point, Mission Bay
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Quivira Basin, Mission Bay
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Solana Beach
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    San Diego
    11 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to La Jolla Shores:

  • Closest ski area
    Snow Valley
    94 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Baldy
    96 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Big Bear Mountain
    97 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Snow Summit
    97 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Bear Mountain
    103 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to La Jolla Shores:

  • Closest city location
    San Diego
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    12 mi
  • Third closest city location
    La Mesa
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lemon Grove
    16 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to La Jolla Shores is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to La Jolla Shores 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 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to La Jolla Shores and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
La Jolla Shores break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for La Jolla Shores, CAL - San Diego County. Use the tab navigation above to view La Jolla Shores sea temperature, La Jolla Shores photographs, La Jolla Shores detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, La Jolla Shores webcams, current wind from CAL - San Diego County live weather stations and La Jolla Shores 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 Shores.