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Great wave worth the fight for a few good ones.

Typical La Jolla beach scene

Additional Info:
There are really three moods to this break:

1) Horseshoe - This is Horseshoe proper. A hollow left with a steep drop offering up potential shallow reef barrels and sometimes open faces to do some turns on. A right happens sometimes too, which can be extremely fun with some hollow sections.

2) Teaha-shoe (combination of Teahapoo and Horseshoe...pronounced "cho-shoo")- On large winter swells this wave can get thick and scary and throw spitting tubes, much wider than they are tal over shallow reef. Gnarly drops and thick lips. Be careful...

3) Horse-poo (combination of Teahapoo and Horseshoe...pronunciation should be obvious) - Depending on swell size, tide, and swell direction, this wave may not break while neighboring San Diego breaks are providing some very fun waves. Also, the crowds can get really bad when it's in the "poo" to "fun" range. They tend to thin out when it gets more serious.


Located in La Jolla at the bottom of Marine Street. Where the street hits the sand look to your right.

WalkLong walk (>30 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks
FrequencyDon't know
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionUnknown
Swell directionUnknown
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 16ft and over
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementRising tide
WeekFew surfers



Nearby spots
Marine Street (shorebreak)

0.15 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Bottom:Sandy with rock
Frequency:Sometimes breaks (50 days/year)
Little Point

0.40 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Bottom:Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc.) with sand
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)
Emery's Left

0.63 miles away

Bottom:Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc.) with sand
Frequency:Very consistent (150+ days/year)