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

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Point Arena Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Mendocino County, USA)


Point Arena Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 13:49 Local time

Sunday 29
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 12 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 40
NW 45
NNW 45
NNW 35
Wind State cross-

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Point Arena in Mendocino County is a fairly exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Take care of sharks,wreck, rips, rocks and locals.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

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Live Weather:

At BUOY-ANVC1, 2 km from Point Arena.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
13.1 °C

Current weather near Point Arena

Buoy Data:

At PT Arena Buoy, 24 miles from Point Arena.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 10 10 8 11

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Overall Point Arena Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Point Arena:

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Closest break Schooner Gulch 2 mi
Second closest break Manchester Beach 4 mi
Third closest break Gualala Rivermouth 8 mi
Fourth closest break Black Point Beach 10 mi
Fifth closest break Navarro Rivermouth 19 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Point Arena:

Closest wave buoy PT Arena Buoy 24 mi
Second closest wave buoy Bodega Bay Buoy 52 mi
Third closest wave buoy San Francisco Buoy 94 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Half Moon Bay Buoy 117 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Eel River Buoy 134 mi

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 Albion 21 mi
Fourth closest tide station Mendocino, Mendocino Bay 27 mi
Fifth closest tide station Noyo River 35 mi

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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

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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.
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