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The Hoek ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.4

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The Hoek break guide

The Hoek Surf Guide

The Hoek in Cape Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the southeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

The Hoek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Hoek:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Hoek occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf The Hoek (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing The Hoek with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 73% of the time in March while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
73%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Hoek Location Map

Interactive The Hoek 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 nearest passenger airport to The Hoek is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Hoek is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 358 km (222 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Hoek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 04:08 Local Time
Tuesday 02
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 12 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
N 20
NNW 20
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at The Hoek

Surf stats for The Hoek, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at The Hoek

Wind stats for The Hoek, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near The Hoek. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/bombora
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Hoek: