In February of this year, TripAdvisor users ranked La Jolla Shores the 8th best beach in the U.S., according to a story by Fox 5. While beachgoers often admire La Jolla’s shoreline, and enjoy a number of sun-drenched activities along its sandy beaches, noteworthy surf breaks are the prime reason surfers are attracted to the Jewel.
Excellent surf is just one of the reasons why many people gravitate to La Jolla’s beaches, which are consistently named as some of the best in San Diego. In fact, Discover San Diego listed La Jolla Shores as the third best beach in the county and called it the “perfect destination for families.” Moreover, The San Diego Union-Tribune ranked La Jolla Shores one of the “5 Best Beaches for Families.”
La Jolla's surf spots are some of the best
In addition to being phenomenal places to take in beautiful natural surroundings and enjoy serene family outings, La Jolla’s beaches are known for being great places to catch waves. In March, Locale Magazine mentioned La Jolla's beaches in their article “Nine Amazing Surf Spots in Southern California.” Black’s Beach and La Jolla Shores also made Surfer Today's list of “The Best California Surf Spots.”
La Jolla’s beaches are renowned for offering great surf for wave riders of all levels. La Jolla Shores is widely known as a friendly place for beginners to paddle out, while attractive breaks at Black’s Beach and Windansea Beach draw experienced surfers. During the sport’s formative years, legendary surfers helped to cement La Jolla’s place in surf culture one salty wave at a time at breaks along Black’s Beach and Windansea Beach.
Surfers make history in La Jolla
Surf history was made when the International Surfing Association partnered with the Challenged Athletes Foundation to hold the first Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla last September. Per La Jolla Light, 60 adaptive surfers from 18 countries competed in the championship.
La Jolla’s Menehune Surf Contest
Another group of avid surfers will compete at La Jolla Shores on Saturday May 7th for the 16th annual Menehune Surf Contest. The La Jolla Shores Surfing Association holds the contest for wave riding children and teens every year. La Jolla Light reported that the event has become more inclusive and now has divisions for adaptive surfers and parents.