That isn't south of the pier (La Jolla Shores).
That's Windansea. The photos are taken from an elevated location (low cliffs).
The wave is backing off slightly in some of the photos.
Windansea is a great place to longboard. Shortboarding is okay, but a lot of people misunderstand that break and it ends up too crowded.
I think La Jolla is popular as a place to visit for surfers because of the legendary surfers who came from there.
But it's no better of a surfing venue than North County. In fact, North County has better waves in my opinion. Just an opinion.
Dude, your composure is good in many photos, but check out the surfing magazines. That'll give you an idea of how surfers want to be portrayed in stills.
Outside of photography: let's talk about surfer positioning.
Picture #1 is excellent. Any surfer would love to have that pic of himself. It's backlit, sure, but it's a great picture (in California, wake up EARLY to get the good light).
#2: trash can. It's not a good turn. It's a weak turn, and his shoulders look akward. The surfer may be good or a kook but this picture is not complimentary to the surfer. Only non-surfers would enjoy looking at that turn.
#6: This is 50/50. If it were me, I'd keep it. But it's not anything a surfer would get excited about other than saying, "man, the waves are good that day."
This picture proves that there was some good surf, but that's all it shows. It doesn't tell us that the surfer was ripping. In fact, there's a section of the wave breaking in front of him, and we wonder if he'll even get past it.
The first picture is, by far, the best of the bunch.