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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 gulchSchooner gulchGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBlack point beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

NW
2.3

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.1

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.1

NW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.1

SSW
Period(s) (?)999101010101018171616151520191918
Energy(?)6397951283920752612585208319309278271209302432497589799
Wind
(km/h)
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
5 N5
10 SSW10
5 SW5
5 ESE5
5 SW5
10 W10
0 WNW0
10 WSW10
10 W10
5 WNW5
5 W5
10 WNW10
5 NNW5
5 WNW5
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:55PM
1.70

6:20AM
1.19
6:31PM
1.76

7:35AM
1.15
7:16PM
2.18

8:54AM
1.57
8:00PM
2.19

9:56AM
1.61

8:42PM
2.21
10:44AM
1.66

9:23PM
2.23
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:54AM
0.72

12:21AM
0.39
11:47AM
0.42

1:32AM
0.27
12:43PM
0.61

2:31AM
0.59
1:35PM
1.17

3:21AM
0.49

2:28PM
1.23
4:03AM
0.41

3:16PM
1.26
4:42AM
0.35
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
262716202017212218212018242517262718
Low °C
222714162016172118182016192417212517
Chill °C (?)
262715202017212218212018242517262718
Sunrise
6:03--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:07--
Sunset
-8:38--8:35--8:34--8:36--8:35--8:35-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.3

SW
0.4

SW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.1

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
0.8

NW
0.7

NW
0.7

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.2

NW
Period (s)161891010101010998815151616197
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.5

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

NW
0.7

NW
0.7

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.8

SSW
1.1

SSW
Period (s)1912171616161917181716168820191518
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.1

NW
2.3

NW

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0.8

NW
0.9

NW
1.5

NW
Period (s)99-------------887


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.