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Latitude: 32° 49.766' N
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in la jolla...turn off la jolla blvd down nautilus st towards the beach parking along Neptune st right next to the beach
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
eaks farther out at low tide...better time to surf. paddle out just south of the surf shack (historical landmark, come in the same way. Left on the wave can barrel at times with the right swell. Windansea is the main peak, on the right swell Big Rock will break (NW, WNW, sometimes a west) which is directly south of Windan and breaks in hollow, left, peeling barrels on a shallow reef in front a big rock that sticks out of the water...super hollow its SD's pipeline when it gets good. Rights and lefts are both good at windansea
Dont drop in on anyone, locals are generally pretty cool but it can get bad when it gets crowded on the weekends and the guys that think theyre hot stuff come out. Parkings usually pretty full, just park farther up the street and walk, its not too bad
pretty awesome spot sometimes in the winter it gets double overhead + and pretty heavy...definatley a classic spot
By Anonymous , 19-09-2016
spent my firs 21 years of life livin here - had many good days, many bad days, and many many overcrowded days. its funny cuz even if all the visitors were removed, and it really was locals only, it would still be overcrowded. some of the best days i remember were overhead lefts at really low tide late 80s. i used to get an hour or 2 uncrowded back then before the 3pm crowd showed up. seems to have as many visitors from other zip codes as lower trestles.
By Anonymous , 23-04-2010
Dude - Wow. Reading the mostly cringe-worthy comments peppered with meltdowns will give you the douche chills something fierce.
Yes, this is a really good, really consistent fun wave.
No, the locals are not friendly.
Yes, people outside of the local crew surf here. If you posses the proper ettiquete and skill and can deal with stink-eye youll probably be OK. Dont push your luck.
Yes, the wave will pull in sets that are significantly larger than the surrounding beachs. Excluding Blacks of course.
By Anonymous , 08-03-2010
PHXCOASTIE - This is probably the best reef in La Jolla. Its not the heaviest (big rock) or the biggest (the cove), and not the best reef in SD (probably ralphs or the coast guard life house in pt. loma) but it is the best in terms of surfability. It wont kill you or jack you up. There are a couple of shallow sections but even those aren't too bad. Nothing compared to Puerto Rico or Barbados.
The locals CAN be real douches from time to time. Typically the older guys. I'm 31 and surfed here for over 6 yrs, but still there are dudes who claim to be a hot-shit local, but I've never seen them. Like everyone else said, show some etiquette and if some tool starts hassling you just ignore him and snake the next set.
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