Sun sets on surfers at Windansea Beach in La Jolla. Photo by Chris Stone

Known for reliable surfing year-round, La Jolla’s Windansea Beach saw modest 2- to 3-foot swells Thursday as San Diego’s Endless Summer continued.

An hour before sunset, at least a dozen children joined older board-riders at the classic break named for a long-ago oceanfront hotel.

In fact, kids were the motivation for the famous Surf Shack, whose ancestors date to 1946.

As LaJolla.com recalls: “Woody Eckstrom, Kenyon, and [Don] Okey got the idea for the Windansea surf shack in 1946 when Okey’s wife asked him to build some shade on the beach for their kids. They went to Scripps Hospital and cut down some eucalyptus trees to build it, with the idea that it would also become a bit of a haven for local surfers.”

Surfline.com will continue reporting on conditions. We’ll continue to keep our lenses at the ready for the wind-whipped beauty.

Our top 10 photos from Thursday’s surf action:

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