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Mad River Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Mad River Beach (calm at McKinleyville wx 5 km from Mad River Beach). 1.6m 10 s period swell from WNW
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Mad River Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Humboldt / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Wednesday 18 Oct 2017 PDT

Mad River Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Mad River Beach sea temperature is 14.1 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 13.0 max: 14.4 min: 11.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1011171716161413131312121213141615141313131212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)532157212195195171597412686688454365014376734442860259830282848560124411723880688960574555
Wind
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10 SSE10
25 SSE25
25 SW25
10 SW10
5 SW5
5 WSW5
20 SE20
25 SSE25
15 SSE15
15 SE15
5 S5
10 NW10
10 NE10
10 N10
20 NNW20
10 E10
5 ESE5
5 WNW5
5 E5
0 NNW0
10 NNW10
5 E5
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:46AM
2.15
12:50PM
2.43

1:32AM
2.11
1:22PM
2.43

2:16AM
2.06
1:52PM
2.40

3:00AM
1.99

2:23PM
2.34
3:45AM
1.92

2:55PM
2.26
4:33AM
1.84

3:29PM
2.17

5:25AM
1.77
4:09PM
2.06


Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:25AM
0.37
7:03PM
0.02

7:02AM
0.50
7:42PM
-0.03

7:38AM
0.64

8:20PM
-0.04
8:13AM
0.78

8:59PM
-0.02
8:49AM
0.92

9:39PM
0.04
9:28AM
1.04

10:22PM
0.12
10:12AM
1.14



Note: the tide data above is for Mad River Slough, Arcata Bay, Humboldt Bay, California which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Mad River Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Mad River Beach blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-7:31--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 58mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sun morning, min 10°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Mad River Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Mad River Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Mad River Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Mad River Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Mad River Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Mad River Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Mad River Beach is 6 km (4 miles) from McKinleyville. If you plan a vacation in Humboldt County, look for hotels and other accommodation in McKinleyville. McKinleyville has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.