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Mendocino County Surf

Detailed Mendocino County surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Mendocino County. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Mendocino County. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Mendocino County over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Mendocino County and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Mendocino County Surf Forecast

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Mendocino County Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Mendocino County Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Mendocino County coastline are also listed below.

Mendocino County Photos

Mendocino County Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Mendocino County
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
0.8

NW
0.4

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.7

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
0.9

NW
1.5

WSW
1.8

WSW
2.5

WSW
2.1

WSW
1.8

WSW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
2.0

WSW
2.1

W
Period(s) (?)9981413121212119911111014141112
Energy(?)211164100791471542593032173385591515101870110656179031290
Wind
(km/h)
5 E5
5 WNW5
5 E5
5 ESE5
10 SSW10
10 ESE10
15 SE15
15 SE15
15 ESE15
10 SE10
10 SE10
10 ESE10
5 SSE5
10 SE10
5 ESE5
5 NNW5
5 NW5
5 NE5
Wind State(?)glassglassglassoffcross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffglassoncross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:17AM
1.82

11:37PM
1.83
10:33AM
2.25

12:37AM
1.38
11:18AM
1.75

1:10AM
1.78
11:39AM
2.14

1:59AM
1.76
12:20PM
1.66

2:53AM
1.74


3:49AM
1.75
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:12PM
-0.09

4:37AM
1.17
5:40PM
0.29

5:22AM
0.81
6:18PM
0.31

5:52AM
1.31
6:59PM
0.36

6:41AM
0.97

7:40PM
0.42
7:31AM
0.96

8:26PM
0.50
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partially cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
partially cloudy
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rain showers
rain showers
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partially cloudy
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
141311141313141616222019202218201916
Low °C
131110121212141516181818192018201614
Chill °C (?)
141310141312131515222019202218201916
Sunrise
7:00--7:01--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:05--
Sunset
-4:58--4:57--4:55--4:54--4:55--4:53-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
0.8

NW
0.6

NW
0.7

WNW
0.7

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

SSW
0.9

NW
1.5

WSW
1.8

WSW
2.5

WSW
2.1

WSW
1.8

WSW
1.7

WSW
1.6

WSW
2.0

WSW
2.1

W
Period (s)99881312126119911111010101112
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

WNW
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

WNW
0.6

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

SW
1.1

NW
0.9

WSW
0.8

NW
0.6

NW
0.5

SW
1.0

WNW
1.2

NW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.0

NW
0.6

NW
Period (s)121313148716129111015151414141312
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.2

SSW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)------6-----------


Mendocino County Surf Breaks

Mendocino County has a mixture of sandy and rocky breaks, with a lot of breaks being inaccessible, Highway 1 runs most of this stretch of coast. The water tends to stay quite chilly so a 4/3 plus wetsuit will be needed year round. There are facilities all up and down the coast line, but don't be fooled into thinking this area holds a California paradise of surf, as most places are rocky and unrideable. Crowds are quite common and so are Sharks so beware.