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41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) break guidePhoto by: Zhan

41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) Surf Guide

41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) in Santa Cruz is a fairly exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from west northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of - Localism.

41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove):

The best conditions reported for surf at 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in September while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
25%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
74%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) Location Map

Interactive 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Santa Cruz 41st Ave is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Santa Cruz 41st Ave is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 06:04 Local Time
Wednesday 05
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m)
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
0
5
10
5
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Swell History at 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove)

Surf stats for 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove)

Wind stats for 41st Ave (The Hook - Shark Cove), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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