Continent
North America
Country
California (USA)
Next Big City
San Diego
Next Town
La Jolla
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Big, clean waves. Lots of surfers and kiters together in a small location. If you are not staying upwind and riding safely with control the lifeguards can call all kites off the water. Expect locals to approach you and discuss your skill if they do not know you.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Nice, sandy beach. Lots of space, but be careful with swimmers and beach goers.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, April, May, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
W, WNW, NW
Main Direction:
S, W, NW

Gusty winds. South winds are fickle, W or NW winds are strong and steady and usually start around 11am. The place is a light wind spot so bring your big gear. During summertime thermal winds building up at 11am. Cold fronts are responsible for winds in fall and winter. Usually best in fall, winter and spring.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From San Diego drive North on the 5. Before La Jolla exit and drive West and find Tourmaline St. or La Jolla Blvd.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Not a beginners beach. Many surfers and kiters share a small area. Do not kite there if you are not sure what you are doing. Talk to locals before you get on the water.

Nightlife

Great nightlife in San Diego.