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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
Gualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchUsal beachSchooner gulchBig river 1Usal beachBig river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchUsal beachBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1De haven creekChadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.7

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.3

NW
1.0

WNW
1.4

NW
1.5

WNW
Period(s) (?)161514888101616151515141413131212
Energy(?)596537325389717113610488541136766669588557478563342528691
Wind
(km/h)
15 ESE15
5 E5
15 NW15
15 N15
35 NNW35
40 NNW40
15 N15
15 NNW15
35 NNW35
20 NNW20
20 NNW20
20 NW20
10 N10
15 NNW15
20 NW20
5 N5
10 NW10
20 NW20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:20AM
2.04

2:52PM
1.64
3:03AM
2.08

4:13PM
1.55
3:57AM
2.12
4:20AM
1.79
6:06PM
1.19

5:11AM
2.31

7:28PM
1.26
6:11AM
1.94

8:30PM
1.36
7:21AM
1.96

Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:56AM
0.84

8:27PM
0.97
10:06AM
0.76

9:19PM
1.10
11:29AM
0.23

10:36PM
0.81
12:36PM
0.54

11:53PM
0.85

1:38PM
-0.05
1:07AM
0.83

2:35PM
0.25
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Summary
rain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome clouds
Rain (mm)
5---11----------1-
High °C
6995893776101058108910
Low °C
577487057597278898
Chill °C (?)
577235-132278258677
Sunrise
-6:56--6:56--6:54--6:54--6:52--6:52-
Sunset
--5:58--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:02--6:04
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.1

NW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.5

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.1

NW
0.8

NNW
Period (s)108914131918161615151514141413911
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.2

S
0.4

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.2

S
1.1

NW
0.2

S
0.9

NW
0.9

WNW
0.3

S
Period (s)16151419201617161615141414916121314
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
0.5

NW
1.7

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
1.7

NW
2.4

NW
1.1

NW
0.8

NW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
1.4

NW
1.3

NW

-
1.4

NW
1.5

WNW
Period (s)--388810876567913-1212


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.