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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
Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchPoint arenaBlack point beachGualala rivermouthBig river 1Chadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthBig river 1Navarro rivermouthChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchPoint arenaChadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9

SSW
0.9

SW
0.7

SW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
1.9

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
1.8

NW
2.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.1

NW
2.3

NW
1.6

NW
1.7

NW
2.5

NW
1.6

NW
Period(s) (?)16161689109109998888888
Energy(?)475376245560154168111261430531623916778542629299355836316
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
15 NNW15
15 NW15
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
10 SSW10
5 WSW5
5 NNW5
10 SW10
5 W5
10 N10
10 WSW10
5 WNW5
15 NNW15
10 NW10
10 WNW10
20 NNW20
10 NW10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
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on
High Tide
/ height (m)

12:06AM
1.81

2:02PM
1.35
12:36AM
1.74

2:44PM
1.36
1:22AM
1.66

3:19PM
1.37
1:55AM
1.54

3:41PM
1.43
2:36AM
1.41

4:19PM
1.89
3:27AM
1.67

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:58PM
0.80

7:08AM
-0.19
6:41PM
0.80

7:42AM
-0.12
7:23PM
0.80

8:15AM
-0.03

8:11PM
0.79
8:50AM
0.07

9:05PM
0.77
9:25AM
0.18

10:12PM
1.20
9:57AM
0.78
clear
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clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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clear
Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
191619191415161416161414191618191417
Low °C
181417181313161316151314191416181314
Chill °C (?)
191519191215161416161414191618191217
Sunrise
--6:01--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:05
Sunset
8:39--8:38--8:36--8:35--8:37--8:36--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

SSW
0.9

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.6

SSW
1.9

NW
2.5

NW
2.1

NW
1.8

NW
2.0

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
1.6

NW
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
Period (s)16161615151099998881013131313
Swell2 (m) & direction
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0.3

WNW
0.2

S
0.1

SW
0.2

S
0.5

SW
0.5

SW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.3

S
Period (s)-1011201015141414141413131210101716
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.8

NW
1.6

NW
1.5

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW

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-
3.0

NW

-

-
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.1

NW
2.3

NW
1.6

NW
1.7

NW
2.5

NW
1.6

NW
Period (s)66689--10--98888888


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.