Royal flush: “King tides” return

large waves and king tides in La Jolla crash against the childrens pool wall

“King tides” are back in La Jolla this week.

The king tides, explained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as “perigean spring tides” marked by the unusually large difference between the high tide and low tide, return Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, but start with a high tide today, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. at 6.24 feet.

The lowest tide June 4 will be at 2:39 a.m. at -0.85 feet; the highest tide will be at 8:07 p.m. at 6.51 feet. June 5, the lowest tide will be at 3:25 a.m. at -1.25 feet, with the highest at 8:46 p.m. at 6.59 feet.

No large swells are expected this week.

chart breaking down the king tides in La Jolla with highest and lowest tides time and feet

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Elisabeth Frausto

Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.
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Elisabeth Frausto

Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.

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