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Also known as Torrey Pines City Beach, this is a famous, high-quality half-mile stretch of beachbreak, known for its consistency and power. Usually the biggest spot around. The La Jolla Submarine Canyon funnels swells directly into Blacks, which features three distinct spots: South Peak, a heavy, perfect left; Middle Peak, a two-way affair with the lefts usually being better, and North Peak, a brief but exciting righthand barrel. Blacks holds huge swells, but be prepared for lots of severe rip currents, sneaker sets, and long hold-downs. Very painful if you get caught inside. Gets very crowded.

Located at the south end of Blackgold Road, off of La Jolla Farms Road. Nudist beach for those who wish to surf naked. Access is via a very steep and rocky pedestrian path down the bluffs (even the nudists wear shoes).

Located at the south end of Blackgold Road, off of La Jolla Farms Road.

  • All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand
  • S - NW
  • Easterly
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