Sucia means the same thing as muddy. It refers to a state of being dirty, or something that is already dirty.
Sucias are the most common type of tide pools in La Jolla Cove. They are shallow pools that fill with seawater when waves wash over them, only to drain again when the tide goes out. The pools form when the cracks and crevices along the shoreline are filled with sand and gravel. When these areas are exposed at low tide, they can become sucias.
When you see sucias on a beach walk, take note that most of them will be dried up by high tide or within a few hours after low tide has passed. Some will still be filled with water though!
Last modified: August 9, 2022