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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 La Jolla Cove

USA, California, San Diego County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 32° 51.268' N
Longitude: 117° 16.665' W

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In the heart of downtown La Jolla, 1 mile north of the Childrens Pool

English (Translate this text in English): In the heart of downtown La Jolla, 1 mile north of the Childrens Pool

English (Translate this text in English): In the heart of downtown La Jolla, 1 mile north of the Childrens Pool

English (Translate this text in English): In the heart of downtown La Jolla, 1 mile north of the Childrens Pool

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal length

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West

Good wind directionSouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at Over 3.5m / 12ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

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Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

This is a serious wave for only very strong swimmers and surfers. Watch out for the caves.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a serious wave for only very strong swimmers and surfers. Watch out for the caves.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a serious wave for only very strong swimmers and surfers. Watch out for the caves.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a serious wave for only very strong swimmers and surfers. Watch out for the caves.

Atmosphere

Very nice scenery, lots of garabaldi fish, go snorkle when its flat.

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice scenery, lots of garabaldi fish, go snorkle when its flat.

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice scenery, lots of garabaldi fish, go snorkle when its flat.

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice scenery, lots of garabaldi fish, go snorkle when its flat.

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La jolla cove
United States of America

La jolla cove
United States of America

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United States of America

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United States of America

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By LJ frequenter (not local) , 05-06-2006

This is not a world class break - This place breaks 3 to 4 days out of the year. Must be at least 8 foot backs to show (16 ft faces). Lots of sections, so good luck taking off in the right place. For locals, its nice because theirs a channel and you can paddle out at LJ Shores. Dont get sucked into the rocks at high tide. High tide bounce.By the way world class means : lets plan a trip, take a plane , rent a hotel (or whatever) and surf it for a week. You're a sucker if you do that here.

By Fun when it goes - but def not epic , 06-04-2006

World class diving maybe - ? - easiest place in the world for clowns on softies to get in the way of everyone when a medium sized overstuft hamburgessa rolls in every few years-Lotsa fun for the spectators - a few slopey waves for those in the agua

By anonymous , 05-04-2006

World's Biggest Burger - It's probably the mushiest big wave in the world, unless you ask the 400 longboarders who swarm it every time it breaks. If it's breaking Blacks, Little Makaha, and Sybils are too.

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