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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 break guide

La Jolla Shores Surf Guide

La Jolla Shores in San Diego County is a beach break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction 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.

La Jolla Shores Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
21.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Jolla Shores:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Jolla Shores occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf La Jolla Shores (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Jolla Shores with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in January while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Jolla Shores Location Map

Interactive La Jolla Shores surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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La Jolla Shores Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 26 September 2020, 23:31 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 10
S 5
SSE 5
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Swell History at La Jolla Shores

Surf stats for La Jolla Shores, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at La Jolla Shores

Wind stats for La Jolla Shores, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

La Jolla Shores Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 8 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.3
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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liam vega from United States
“This beach gets gnarly on big days and is good for beginners on small days”

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