'King tide' surfaces at La Jolla Shores

Kayakers share the water with the high tide off La Jolla Shores on Thursday morning.  Photo: Dave Schwab
Kayakers share the water with the high tide off La Jolla Shores on Thursday morning. Photo: Dave Schwab

Thursday morning's 6.3-foot high tide pushed surf against the windows at La Jolla's Marine Room at about 7:20 a.m. as local environmental organizations were documenting this winter’s “king tides” — some of the highest tides of the year are expected.

On Friday, particularly high tides from 7:30 to 9 a.m.— raising water levels five to eight inches above normal— also are likely, according to a press release from the sponsoring organizations. A 6.2-foot tide is predicted for Scripps Pier at 8:43 a.m.

The groups want residents to submit photos from areas known to flood and where high water levels can be gauged against sea walls, jetties, bridge supports, or dikes.

See NOAA’s Tidal Charts for locations and predictions

www.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/tides11/tab2wc1a.html#122

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Residents who take photos are asked to submit them along with contact information, photo location, orientation and date and time of day, directly to the San Diego King Tide page at

www.flickr.com/groups/sandiegokingtides/

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