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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 gulchBlack point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1A bayBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Hare creekHare creekBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
1.7

NW
1.3

WNW
1.8

NW
3.5

WNW
2.3

SW
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)111012111110121814171615141312121212
Energy(?)50651710098756643409647501226314223117996604345433472213210622502135
Wind
(km/h)
10 NW10
10 WNW10
10 N10
5 WNW5
10 WNW10
0 E0
15 SSE15
20 SW20
20 SSE20
0 ESE0
15 WNW15
10 ESE10
15 SE15
10 SE10
5 NNE5
10 NNW10
20 NW20
15 NNW15
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
cross-
on
glassonglasscross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:19AM
1.70

10:21PM
2.02
10:40AM
2.19

11:31PM
1.56
11:31AM
1.76

11:55PM
1.96
11:48AM
1.79

1:04AM
1.47
12:32PM
1.73

1:50AM
1.41
12:55PM
1.69

2:31AM
1.35
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:26PM
0.23
4:24AM
0.65

5:08PM
0.13

5:09AM
0.33
5:48PM
0.05

5:44AM
0.46
6:27PM
0.01

6:18AM
0.55
7:06PM
0.00

6:54AM
0.65
7:47PM
0.02

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clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudslight rainlight rainsome cloudsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
-------5----52----
High °C
212416202012151615131512121316171918
Low °C
182216151612121412111412121215151916
Chill °C (?)
212415202011141514131412111216171918
Sunrise
7:26--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:31--
Sunset
-6:31--6:30--6:307:40-6:28--6:27--6:24-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
1.7

NW
1.3

WNW
1.8

NW
3.5

WNW
2.3

SW
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period (s)111312111110121814171615141312121212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW

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0.5

SSW
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.4

S
Period (s)1918171716161515-141414141313202019
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.6

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-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.