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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. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells 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. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Localism.

La Jolla Shores Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

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:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

La Jolla Shores Surf:

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 11:03 Local time
Saturday 30
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
WNW 20
NW 20
Wind State cross-
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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.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
17.4 °C

Current weather near La Jolla Shores

Buoy Data:

At La Jolla, CA, 1 miles from La Jolla Shores.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 13 13 13 13

All wavebuoys around La Jolla Shores

Overall La Jolla Shores Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for La Jolla Shores: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for La Jolla Shores: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Backward, La Jolla Shores photo

La Jolla Shores

Photo credit: Amanda Barnett Rimmer

La Jolla Shores Location Maps

La Jolla Shores Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - San Diego County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of La Jolla Shores

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


  • 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