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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 1Big river 1Usal beachDe haven creekGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Schooner gulchChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4.0

NW
3.5

NW
3.5

NW
1.6

NW
0.8

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
Period(s) (?)141312111716151498810161615151514
Energy(?)555445813959606351596674508540505918157510368171051706726557
Wind
(km/h)
25 NNW25
40 NNW40
20 N20
15 N15
15 NW15
5 E5
10 ESE10
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
20 NNW20
35 NNW35
15 N15
15 NNW15
15 NW15
20 NNW20
5 NNW5
10 WSW10
15 WNW15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
oncross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
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off
glassoncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:54PM
1.91
1:07PM
1.56
1:56AM
1.68

2:02PM
1.42
2:34AM
1.72

3:09PM
1.29
3:20AM
1.76

4:40PM
1.20

4:20AM
1.79
5:47PM
1.54

5:00AM
2.18

7:10PM
1.60
Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:19PM
0.30
8:06AM
0.51

7:56PM
0.44
9:07AM
0.44

8:38PM
0.58
10:13AM
0.79

9:29PM
0.71
11:29AM
0.23

10:23PM
1.20
12:30PM
0.50

11:42PM
1.24
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partially cloudy
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rain showers
Summary
clearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
-----------------6
High °C
985997101071010781179109
Low °C
864675883894776897
Chill °C (?)
531776985763494887
Sunrise
7:01--7:00--6:56--6:56--6:54--6:54--
Sunset
-5:57--5:57--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:01-
Swell1 (m) & direction
4.0

NW
0.2

S
2.5

NW
1.6

NW
0.8

WNW
1.2

NW
1.3

WNW
1.4

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.7

WNW
2.1

NW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
Period (s)1413121117101591413129161615151514
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

S
0.1

NW
0.4

NW
0.6

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0.5

NW
1.1

WNW
1.1

NW
1.1

WNW
0.2

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0.3

WNW
0.5

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.6

WNW
0.3

S
0.3

S
Period (s)1321191812168141920191816161551414
Wind waves (m) & direction
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3.5

NW
3.5

NW

-
1.3

NW

-

-

-
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

NW

-

-
1.4

WNW
Period (s)-1312-10---98810877--7


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.