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Big River ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Big River Spot ID

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Big River

Photo credit: Tracy Middleton

Type: river

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.8 °C

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 16:04 Local time
Tuesday 23
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Wave (m) 1.6
W
1.6
W
1.7
W
1.9
WSW
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
S 15
SSE 15
SSE 20
SE
Wind State cross-
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Big River in Mendocino County is a quite exposed river break that usually has waves Ideal winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The river break provides left and right handers. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Mendocino, Mendocino Bay, California (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Big River Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mendocino wx, 1 km from Big River.

light winds from the SSE

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Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
11.5 °C

Current weather near Big River

Buoy Data:

At Fort Bragg South, CA, 7 miles from Big River.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) -
2.0
1.9
1.8

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Overall Big River Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to Big River is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 175 km (109 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Big River is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA, 199 km (124 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Big River, CAL - Mendocino County. Use the tab navigation above to view Big River sea temperature, Big River photographs, Big River detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Big River webcams, current wind from CAL - Mendocino County live weather stations and Big River tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Big River.