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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 gulchBig river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchBlack point beachBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBlack point beachGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchSchooner gulchUsal beachUsal beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.1

NW
Period(s) (?)16151414131312111115141414141313128
Energy(?)1081173513931032683534311285222616692133613331004118811891299489
Wind
(km/h)
5 SW5
10 SW10
5 SSE5
10 SSW10
10 WSW10
5 N5
10 W10
10 W10
0 WNW0
10 SW10
10 WSW10
5 NNW5
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
20 NNW20
25 NNW25
25 NW25
20 N20
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


8:25PM
2.01
8:11AM
1.46

9:20PM
1.56
9:10AM
1.45

9:44PM
2.18
9:59AM
1.97

10:40PM
1.70
10:52AM
1.96

10:50PM
2.29
11:49AM
1.42

11:39PM
1.75
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:34PM
0.45

2:12AM
1.06

2:35PM
-0.05
3:15AM
0.34

3:15PM
0.57
4:00AM
0.69

4:05PM
0.10
4:52AM
0.03

4:38PM
0.77

5:35AM
-0.09
5:23PM
0.34

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rain showers
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clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
181811151812141612131312121512121411
Low °C
14161111161011151112121010141111138
Chill °C (?)
1818111518111416111212111114109129
Sunrise
6:24--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--
Sunset
-8:01--8:02--8:04--8:05--8:06--8:07-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.4

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
0.5

S
0.8

WNW
Period (s)161514141313121111151414141413131412
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.1

WNW
0.5

S
0.4

S
0.3

S
0.4

S
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.9

WNW
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.3

SW
0.4

S
Period (s)121313121817161615101514161615141514
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
0.4

WNW

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-

-

-

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-
1.7

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.1

NW
Period (s)--------4------7128


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.