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Point Arena ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0
Accommodation: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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Point Arena Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.3 °C

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Sunday, 29 November 2015, 11:26 Local time
Sunday 29
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 20 20 19 18
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
ESE 20
SSE 25
Wind State cross-

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Point Arena/Arena Cove in Mendocino County is a fairly exposed beach break that is often working. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of sharks,wreck, rips, rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arena Cove, California, 2 km from Point Arena.

IS AT (local time)

Point Arena Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-ANVC1, 2 km from Point Arena.


Air temperature
5.8 °C

Current weather near Point Arena

Overall Point Arena Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Point Arena Location Maps

Point Arena Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Point Arena:

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Wave buoys nearest to Point Arena:

Tide stations nearest to Point Arena:

  • Closest tide station
    Arena Cove
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Point Arena
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Mendocino, Mendocino Bay
    27 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Noyo River
    35 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Point Arena:

  • Closest ski area
    Stover Mountain Ski Area (United States)
    161 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Royal Gorge (United States)
    180 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Soda Springs (United States)
    181 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Boreal Mountain (United States)
    183 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sugar Bowl (United States)
    184 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Point Arena:

  • Closest city location
    Windsor (United States)
    55 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Santa Rosa (United States)
    64 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Rohnert Park (United States)
    68 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Petaluma (United States)
    76 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Novato (United States)
    84 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Point Arena/Arena Cove is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 173 km (107 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Point Arena/Arena Cove is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in USA is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Chico Muni Airport (CIC), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Point Arena/Arena Cove and is 188 km (117 miles) away.
Point Arena break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Point Arena, CAL - Mendocino County. Use the tab navigation above to view Point Arena sea temperature, Point Arena photographs, Point Arena detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Point Arena webcams, current wind from CAL - Mendocino County live weather stations and Point Arena 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 Point Arena.