La Jolla Shores
If you think your break gets a bit crowded, try visiting La Jolla
Shores on a warm summer weekend. If you can find a parking
place within a 30-minute hike from the line-up, you'll find a maze of
towels, blankets and umbrellas to negotiate before your toes touch the
But on those winter swells, early in the morning. Be
Take a fast drop, crank a turn before you hit the bottom and then hold
on for dear life. Head-high isn't unusual during this time of year.
The huge northwest swells travel through deep ocean, across the vast La
Jolla trench just of shore, and WHAM! Be quick or wipe out.
Most of the locals are friendly, but as with any break, basic courtesy
goes a long way. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
This is also a popular spot for surf schools. Because of its
broad sand beach and gentle summer waves, schools such as Surf Divas
thrive at the shores.
Take a towel, a board and lots of sunscreen. White sand gets hot!