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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 gulchSchooner gulchBlack point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Black point beachSchooner gulchBlack point beachChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Casper creekGualala rivermouth
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.1

NW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
0.7

SW
0.8

SSW
0.9

SW
0.9

SW
1.4

WNW
Period(s) (?)151414131212121211111112111818171711
Energy(?)11779691033596447294314239200219238549278334404419405504
Wind
(km/h)
5 W5
5 WNW5
10 N10
5 NW5
5 WNW5
5 N5
5 W5
10 WNW10
5 N5
5 W5
5 W5
10 N10
5 W5
5 W5
5 NNW5
0 NW0
10 WNW10
5 N5
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
off
oncross-
on
glassglassoncross-
off
glassoncross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassglasscross-
on
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:26AM
1.79
7:10PM
1.79

9:10AM
1.41

8:17PM
1.42
9:26AM
1.51

9:01PM
1.86
9:52AM
1.99

10:09PM
1.47
10:20AM
1.65

10:46PM
1.49
10:43AM
2.14

11:30PM
1.49
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:49PM
1.30

2:09AM
0.23

2:39PM
0.72
2:51AM
0.25

3:22PM
0.55
3:24AM
0.67

3:56PM
0.89
4:02AM
0.29

4:37PM
0.28
4:36AM
0.34

5:14PM
0.15

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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
162015202215192116172013151812151716
Low °C
131814152015151815151812121511111615
Chill °C (?)
162015202215192116172012151812151716
Sunrise
7:26--7:28--7:30--7:30--7:31--7:33--
Sunset
-6:30--6:29--6:28--6:25--6:24--6:23-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.7

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.1

NW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.4

WNW
Period (s)151414131212121211111112111114121211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

SSW
0.5

SW
0.7

SW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.8

NW
0.6

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.6

NW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.7

SW
0.8

SSW
0.9

SW
0.9

SW
0.9

SSW
Period (s)1616151515614146141319191818171716
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.6

NW
0.8

NW

-
0.6

NW
1.1

NW

-

-

-

-

-
0.6

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-55-56-----6------


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.