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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 gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBig river 1Chadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
1.4

NW
0.4

SSW
1.6

NW
0.5

SW
1.6

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

NW
2.2

NW
2.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.3

NW
1.4

NW
1.4

NW
1.2

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
Period(s) (?)8871671568889999991111
Energy(?)3835282171072081161505314816651010586257321300231273224
Wind
(km/h)
10 WNW10
5 NE5
5 W5
10 WNW10
5 NNE5
20 NW20
15 NW15
25 NNW25
15 NW15
15 NW15
5 NE5
5 W5
5 W5
10 NNE10
5 SW5
10 WNW10
5 NE5
5 WSW5
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassononcross-
off
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glassglass
High Tide
/ height (m)

9:02PM
1.57
10:30AM
1.39

9:47PM
1.61
10:51AM
1.44

10:28PM
1.63
11:24AM
1.50

10:54PM
1.67
11:50AM
1.55

11:40PM
1.62
11:58AM
2.04

12:28AM
1.59
12:45PM
1.64
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:58PM
0.75
3:42AM
0.14

3:40PM
0.66
4:17AM
0.13

4:10PM
1.04
4:50AM
0.14

4:54PM
0.48

5:20AM
0.16
5:31PM
0.39

5:43AM
0.62
6:08PM
0.32

6:20AM
0.29
clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
251924251918241519211722262025262129
Low °C
241718241615221313211617241920252021
Chill °C (?)
251924251918241319211722262025262129
Sunrise
--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05
Sunset
7:14--7:13--7:10--7:08--7:07--7:06--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

WNW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
0.4

SSW
1.1

NW
0.5

SW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
1.3

NW
1.4

NW
1.4

NW
1.2

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
Period (s)108716615151414149999991111
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SW
0.7

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.4

SW
0.4

NW
0.3

WNW
0.4

NW
0.4

WNW
0.6

NW
0.5

S
0.5

S
Period (s)199991617161615151314141414131615
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
1.6

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

NW
2.2

NW
2.5

NW

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-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)88767668889-------


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.