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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

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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: 17.3 °C

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Saturday, 30 May 2015, 03:26 Local time
Saturday 30
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
WNW 10
W 15
Wind State on on 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. Ideal winds are from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Localism.

United States 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.


Air temperature
16.4 °C

Current weather near La Jolla Shores

Buoy Data:

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

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 15 14 14 13

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Overall La Jolla Shores Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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

Town and city forecasts close to La Jolla Shores:

  • Closest city location
    San Diego (United States)
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Encinitas (United States)
    12 mi
  • Third closest city location
    La Mesa (United States)
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Poway (United States)
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    National City (United States)
    16 mi
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.