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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
Big river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchManchester beachGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchBig river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

S
0.7

S
2.1

NW
0.8

S
0.8

S
1.9

NW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.3

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
0.9

WNW
1.1

NW
Period(s) (?)1212121716815158888888888
Energy(?)320294207346243625286290481299481435241201314216114161
Wind
(km/h)
10 W10
10 WNW10
5 NNE5
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
10 N10
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
10 W10
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
15 NW15
10 WNW10
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:06PM
1.70
4:46AM
1.31

5:03PM
1.69

6:09AM
1.20
5:37PM
2.10

7:26AM
1.55
6:53PM
1.66

8:56AM
1.19
7:34PM
1.70

9:48AM
1.24

8:32PM
1.69
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:29AM
0.29

10:32PM
0.35
10:17AM
0.48

11:44PM
0.31
11:12AM
0.65

12:57AM
0.26
12:04PM
1.22

2:01AM
0.19
1:21PM
0.82

2:56AM
0.13

2:09PM
1.30
3:43AM
0.07
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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Summary
some cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
162015202518222617242516212213182114
Low °C
141915142517192515192412162012132014
Chill °C (?)
162015202518222617242515212212182113
Sunrise
6:28--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:33--
Sunset
-8:08--8:07--8:06--8:05--8:02--8:01-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
2.0

NW
1.1

NW
0.8

S
1.5

NW
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
0.5

W
0.6

W
Period (s)121212111088158141414141488116
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.5

S
0.7

NW
0.8

S
0.7

S
0.8

S
0.8

S
0.4

WNW
0.7

S
0.2

WNW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.2

WNW
0.5

S
0.5

W
0.5

S
0.6

WNW
Period (s)14185171616151014122221201413111310
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
0.7

NW
1.3

NW
1.2

NW
2.1

NW

-
1.1

NW
1.9

NW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.3

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
0.9

WNW
1.1

NW
Period (s)--5788-88888888888


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.