The Hook
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The Hook

California, USA



Skill Level
intermediate, advanced

The Break

The Hook is a barreling short to normal right reef break. This is a wave for advanced shortboarders. Consistency is year-round with mainly winter swells.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    1 - 2 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    0 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Mainly winter swells
  • Wave Length
    Short, Normal
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
    SW, S
  • Best wind directions
    N, E, NE
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Ultra Crowded
  • Seabed
    Rocks, Sand
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid, Rising, Falling
  • Power
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Santa Cruz is a classic beach town in Santa Cruz County, California. The intimate and mellow surf community is the genesis of surf culture in Northern California. A great variety of waves (around sixty) break along this stunning coastline, offering spots for every level of practice and skill. With such reliable waves also come crowds, so proper etiquette is expected. Several down-home coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops make it a surfer's (and non-surfer's) paradise.

Amenities Nearby
  • Public Toilets
  • Public Showers
  • Restaurants
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Family Friendly
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