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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 1Big river 1Hare creekHare creekSchooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Casper creekSchooner gulchBlack point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Gualala rivermouth
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.9

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
Period(s) (?)1615141313121212121216151414149109
Energy(?)115657117355533093017263225902106224422065352304919331411103361213371132
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
5 E5
10 SSE10
5 SSW5
10 NE10
10 NNW10
20 NW20
5 NNE5
5 NW5
10 NW10
10 NE10
0 SE0
5 WNW5
5 N5
5 NW5
5 WNW5
10 NNW10
5 WNW5
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
crossoffglasscross-
on
offglassglasscross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

12:57AM
1.47
12:25PM
1.73

1:43AM
1.41
12:55PM
1.69

2:33AM
1.41
1:30PM
1.69

3:27AM
1.36
1:58PM
1.58

4:24AM
1.26

2:48PM
1.47

5:29AM
1.26
Low Tide
/ height (m)
6:28PM
0.01

6:19AM
0.55
7:07PM
0.00

6:54AM
0.65
7:47PM
0.02

7:34AM
0.81

8:33PM
0.06
8:11AM
0.88

9:16PM
0.11
9:01AM
0.90

10:08PM
0.16
10:06AM
0.94
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
141314161617181620222426282124251821
Low °C
141112151515171517212223242020231717
Chill °C (?)
131313161617171620222426282124251821
Sunrise
--7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:33--7:35
Sunset
6:28--6:27--6:24--6:23--6:22--6:21--
Swell1 (m) & direction
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.8

NW
2.2

NW
2.3

NW
Period (s)161514131312121212121615141414999
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.4

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.6

S
1.4

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.6

S
Period (s)141414131320202119181716161514131214
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.9

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
Period (s)---------------9109


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.