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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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Mad River Beach Surf Forecast / CAL – Humboldt / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Wednesday 21 Feb 2018 PST

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 10.2 °C (Statistics for 21 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 11.1 max: 12.4 min: 9.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.1
WNW
3
NW
3.5
NW
2.5
NNW
1.6
WNW
1.6
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1.6
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1.5
WNW
1.4
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2.3
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2.2
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2
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1.6
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2.5
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4
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4.5
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3.5
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3.5
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2.5
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2.4
NW
2.3
NW
Period(s) (?)1414148991616151515101213121012151414131212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)5154944479362033118313761230115194981111201415124572312754420797655054186227017771525
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNE
15
NNW
10
N
30
NNW
35
NNW
15
NNE
10
NNE
20
NNW
10
ESE
15
NW
20
NW
10
ENE
5
SE
5
NW
10
S
20
NNW
25
NNW
15
NNE
15
N
25
NNW
10
SE
5
SSE
10
SSE
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:25PM
1.79

4:41AM
2.33
5:41PM
1.66

5:33AM
2.37

7:06PM
1.61
6:35AM
2.41

8:31PM
1.66
7:41AM
2.48

9:42PM
1.78
8:46AM
2.56







Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:14AM
0.47

9:55PM
0.63
11:19AM
0.39

10:47PM
0.82
12:30PM
0.27

11:54PM
0.96

1:41PM
0.12
1:11AM
1.03

2:45PM
-0.04
2:26AM
0.99

3:43PM
-0.20






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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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
1-351----221--441---112
High °C
88577467788688878598667
Low °C
76475036587467776367667
Chill °C (?)
66132034655367634164555
Sunrise
7:01--7:00--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:54--6:52--6:50-
Sunset
-5:58--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:02--6:04--6:05--6:06
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Icy conditions (max 8°C on Wed morning, min 0°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Tue morning, min 3°C on Mon 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.