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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
Black point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchBlack point beachCasper creekA bayA bayBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Hare creekGualala rivermouth
Rating6
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.2

WNW
3.5

W
4.0

WNW
2.4

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.0

W
2.5

WNW
5.0

W
1.1

SW
0.9

SW
5.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.5

W
3.0

W
2.5

WNW
Period(s) (?)161615151413131314201414181615141420
Energy(?)341732882241498261051857106114212444212165063081460171726156510837495274
Wind
(km/h)
5 S5
10 ESE10
20 SSE20
10 NW10
10 ESE10
15 ESE15
20 SE20
15 SE15
45 SSE45
15 S15
15 ESE15
30 ESE30
5 S5
10 ESE10
10 ESE10
5 S5
10 E10
5 E5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)


4:51AM
1.84
3:19PM
1.30

5:30AM
1.90
4:25PM
1.56

6:04AM
1.97
6:03PM
1.18

6:42AM
1.69

7:19PM
1.19
7:17AM
1.79

8:13PM
1.57
7:39AM
2.27
Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:26PM
0.60
10:25AM
1.38

10:10PM
0.32
11:40AM
1.26

10:57PM
0.42
12:40PM
1.09

11:46PM
0.51

1:26PM
0.47
12:34AM
0.59

2:11PM
0.27
1:10AM
1.06

clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
heavy rain
heavy rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsheavy rainheavy rainrain shwrsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
--116---172728--------
High °C
151213131115141415132018131115141216
Low °C
13101312910141315131816121112131113
Chill °C (?)
151011121014121312122017131015141116
Sunrise
--7:28--7:28--7:26-----7:28--7:28
Sunset
4:52--4:52--4:52--4:528:34-4:52--4:53--
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.2

WNW
3.5

W
4.0

WNW
2.4

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.0

W
2.5

WNW
5.0

W
1.1

SW
0.9

SW
5.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.5

W
3.0

W
3.0

W
Period (s)161615151413131314201414181615141413
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

S
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.9

S
0.4

S
2.0

W
1.7

W
0.4

S
0.5

W
3.0

SSW

-
0.1

SW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.9

WNW
2.5

WNW
Period (s)151514614121213258-6121117172320
Wind waves (m) & direction
-
0.9

SSE
1.8

S

-

-

-
0.6

SSE
1.1

SSE
2.5

S

-

-
1.3

ESE

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-46---347--5------


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.