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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

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La Jolla Shores

Photo credit: Amanda Barnett Rimmer

Type: beach

Reliability:

Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.3 °C

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Saturday, 28 May 2016, 13:39 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
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Period (s) 15 8 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
W 10
W 5
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Wind State cross-
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La Jolla Shores in San Diego Countyis a beach break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - 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.

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La Jolla Shores Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the WSW

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Air temperature
17.0 °C

Current weather near La Jolla Shores

Buoy Data:

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

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
1.2
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1.5
Dominant period (s) 15 15 9 16

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Overall La Jolla Shores Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Airports

  • 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.
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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.


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