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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 gulchDe haven creekBlack point beachA bayA bayA bayBig river 1Hare creekBig river 1Big river 1Black point beachBlack point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Schooner gulchPoint arenaGualala rivermouth
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.0

SW
1.0

SW
1.1

SW
4.0

W
3.0

W
2.5

W
3.0

W
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.2

WSW
2.1

W
2.0

W
2.3

NW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
Period(s) (?)171617121212141313131212111111101010
Energy(?)106120942303282272319597535662005264620741794116711079321049698511
Wind
(km/h)
20 SE20
25 SSE25
30 SW30
15 SE15
10 SSE10
20 S20
15 SE15
15 SE15
20 ESE20
15 SE15
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
10 WNW10
20 NW20
10 N10
20 N20
20 NNW20
10 NNE10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


7:59PM
1.50
7:17AM
1.96

9:22PM
1.31
7:57AM
2.07

9:52PM
1.70
8:45AM
2.17

2:50PM
0.30
2:47AM
1.07

3:17PM
0.34
3:24AM
1.12

12:18AM
1.63
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:39PM
0.61
12:22AM
1.18

2:29PM
0.02
1:32AM
0.88

3:17PM
-0.16
2:19AM
1.22

10:00AM
0.09
7:10PM
0.14

10:19AM
0.06

8:03PM
0.08
10:41AM
0.04

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heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
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Summary
heavy rainheavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearsome cloudslight rainlight rainlight rainsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
19583121--121-782----
High °C
131413212122121213141614121110101212
Low °C
131311181920111111131514121078119
Chill °C (?)
111111212122101012131614119971011
Sunrise
7:33---6:26-7:31--7:31--7:31--7:28--
Sunset
-5:15---8:37-5:19--5:21--5:21--5:23-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.5

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.0

SW
1.0

SW
1.1

SW
4.0

W
3.0

W
2.5

W
3.0

W
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.2

WSW
2.1

W
2.0

W
1.9

NW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
Period (s)141617121212141313131212111111101010
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.4

WNW
0.3

SW
0.3

SW

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-
0.1

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.3

SW
0.6

NW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

W
1.0

W
0.7

WSW
Period (s)171919--22161616151515121110101010
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.0

S
3.5

S
3.5

SW
0.4

SSE

-
0.3

S

-

-
0.8

SE

-

-

-

-

-

-
2.3

NW

-

-
Period (s)89103-2--4------10--


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.