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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 1Point arenaSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthBlack point beachBlack point beachChadbourne gulchBlack point beachBlack point beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Point arenaBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2

NW
2.3

NW
2.2

NW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.9

WNW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
Period(s) (?)99881211121515141413121211161514
Energy(?)736772655250100758355419801797148431832880216615901508717760691
Wind
(km/h)
15 N15
15 N15
20 NNW20
5 NE5
5 ESE5
5 W5
5 E5
10 SE10
10 SSE10
15 SSW15
20 NNW20
25 NNW25
10 NNE10
5 NNE5
15 NNW15
5 E5
10 ESE10
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:59PM
1.90
9:48AM
1.89

11:54PM
1.40
10:21AM
1.87

12:18AM
1.44
10:46AM
1.87

1:03AM
1.43
11:34AM
1.79

1:42AM
1.44
11:52AM
2.12

2:18AM
1.78
12:43PM
1.64

Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:49AM
1.27

4:56PM
-0.09

4:21AM
0.88
5:29PM
-0.10

4:57AM
0.95
6:03PM
-0.09

5:36AM
0.93
6:36PM
0.29

6:11AM
1.36

7:14PM
0.35
7:06AM
0.97

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clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
1014141215141215131211118101091311
Low °C
911131113121113121010106798911
Chill °C (?)
81213121514121412118859881311
Sunrise
-7:26--7:26--7:31--7:31--7:31--7:31-
Sunset
--4:53--4:53--4:54--4:54--4:55--4:55
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.9

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
Period (s)12111081211121515141413121211111514
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.3

NW
0.7

NW
0.4

WNW
0.5

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.4

NW
0.7

NW
1.2

WNW
1.2

NW
1.0

NW
Period (s)14141613171615141413131312191816119
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.2

NW
2.3

NW
2.2

NW

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-

-

-

-

-
3.0

NW
3.0

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)998-------1413------


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.