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La Jolla Rough Water Swim

1160 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
| +1 858-459-7000
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La Jolla Rough Water Swim

Where can you watch hundreds of madly kicking feet create whitewater in a normally calm cove?

The La Jolla Rough Water Swim is an annual event that brings more than 2,000 swimmers to La Jolla Cove every September. Divided into groups by age and gender, they race to buoys in the ocean and then back to the beach.

The Rough Water Swim - the top race of its kind in the country - has been held since 1916, most recently on the first Sunday in September.

You can try to squeeze into the crowd around the Cove or take my suggestion and book a table at one of the Prospect Street restaurants that overlooks the water. The Steakhouse at Azul is my personal favorite for Sunday brunch.