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

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Schooner Gulch Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Mendocino County, USA)


Schooner Gulch Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Saturday, 28 March 2015, 02:20 Local time

Saturday 28
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 45
NNW 45
NNW 40
NNW 35
Wind State cross-

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Schooner Gulch in Mendocino County is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks, rips, rocks and locals.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

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Live Weather:

At BUOY-ANVC1, 3 km from Schooner Gulch.


Air temperature
12.0 °C

Current weather near Schooner Gulch

Buoy Data:

At PT Arena Buoy, 26 miles from Schooner Gulch.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
Dominant period (s) 12 12 13 13

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Overall Schooner Gulch Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Schooner Gulch:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Point Arena 2 mi
Second closest break Gualala Rivermouth 6 mi
Third closest break Manchester Beach 6 mi
Fourth closest break Black Point Beach 7 mi
Fifth closest break Navarro Rivermouth 21 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Schooner Gulch:

Closest wave buoy PT Arena Buoy 26 mi
Second closest wave buoy Bodega Bay Buoy 50 mi
Third closest wave buoy San Francisco Buoy 91 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Half Moon Bay Buoy 115 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Eel River Buoy 137 mi

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 Albion 22 mi
Fourth closest tide station Mendocino, Mendocino Bay 29 mi
Fifth closest tide station Fort Ross 35 mi

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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

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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.
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