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Schooner Gulch ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Schooner Gulch Spot ID

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.4 °C

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Monday, 30 November 2015, 09:02 Local time
Monday 30
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 30
E 30
E 25
Wind State cross-

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Schooner Gulch/Moat Creek in Mendocino County is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers as well as left and right hand reef breaks.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of sharks, rips, rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arena Cove, California, 3 km from Schooner Gulch.

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Schooner Gulch Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-ANVC1, 3 km from Schooner Gulch.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
10.9 °C

Current weather near Schooner Gulch

Overall Schooner Gulch Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Schooner Gulch Location Maps

Schooner Gulch Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Schooner Gulch:

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Wave buoys nearest to Schooner Gulch:

Tide stations nearest to Schooner Gulch:

  • Closest tide station
    Arena Cove
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Point Arena
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Mendocino, Mendocino Bay
    29 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Fort Ross
    35 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Schooner Gulch:

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

Town and city forecasts close to Schooner Gulch:

  • Closest city location
    Windsor (United States)
    53 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Santa Rosa (United States)
    62 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Rohnert Park (United States)
    66 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Petaluma (United States)
    73 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Novato (United States)
    81 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Schooner Gulch/Moat Creek is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 169 km (105 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Schooner Gulch/Moat Creek is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in USA is 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Chico Muni Airport (CIC), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Schooner Gulch/Moat Creek and is 187 km (116 miles) away.
Schooner Gulch break location map and break info

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