Santa Cruz Patch writer Danny Keith was interviewed for this TV news story on KSBW.
"It was a solid 6-foot set at The Hook; it was going off, incredible," Keith told the TV station. "(Friday) is the peak of the swell; there is a solid 8-foot set coming through (Pleasure) Point right now."
The swell is forecast to generate 8- to 10-foot waves on Friday, die down in the evening and re-surge Saturday afternoon at 8 feet, according to Surfline.com.
The big swell was generated by a storm off the coast of New Zealand, where it is winter.