The Hook in Santa Cruz County in Central California is a fairly consistent reef that works best on a South Southwest swell. Waves break mostly right here.
Northwesterly winds at The Hook tend to produce the most ideal and offshore surf conditions.
You can find waves here year-round.
Best Surf Conditions for The Hook
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Surf Reports & Forecasts for The Hook
Where available, we’ve included surf reports and forecast widgets from Surfline.com, MagicSeaweed.com, and Surf-Forecast.com to provide you with a comparison for your favorite spots. Check out those surf forecasting websites to discover more surf spots and in-depth forecasts.
Check out these surf reports for The Hook. It’s interesting to note how differences in thing like quality of conditions, surf height, wind, and swell direction vary between the forecasts. Depending on the spot, one report may be more accurate than another.