History-rich California surf break located in the wealthy San Diego beach town of La Jolla. A wave-amplifying offshore canyon and a broad swell window both help to make Windansea one of America's most dependable surf spots, ridable all year from two to 12 foot.

Windansea breaks left and right over a flat rock reef, portions of which are often covered in sand; north swells make for better rights, south swells produce long lefts; medium and low tides are best. Waves here are often shifty, hard...