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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 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachBlack point beachSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchManchester beachA bayBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Hare creekBig river 1Big river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

NW
1.3

NW
1.6

NW
1.4

NW
1.4

NW
2.0

NW
1.9

NW
1.7

NW
1.4

NW
1.7

NW
2.3

NW
2.0

SW
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
Period(s) (?)101112111312111110111114171615141312
Energy(?)36936478650662911318756523707021351162415900119467265315525842142
Wind
(km/h)
5 WNW5
5 WNW5
5 E5
5 NW5
10 NW10
10 N10
5 WNW5
10 WNW10
0 N0
10 SSE10
15 S15
20 SE20
5 N5
20 NW20
5 ENE5
10 ESE10
5 ESE5
5 ENE5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
glassononcross-
off
glasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscrossoffcross-
off
glassglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:43AM
1.65

9:49PM
1.59
10:26AM
1.70

10:36PM
1.58
10:53AM
1.74

11:10PM
2.00
11:10AM
2.22

11:55PM
1.96
12:02PM
1.76

12:50AM
1.50
12:18PM
1.76

1:50AM
1.41
Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:39PM
0.37
3:51AM
0.14

4:26PM
0.23
4:32AM
0.23

5:09PM
0.13
5:00AM
0.75

5:48PM
0.05

5:44AM
0.44
6:27PM
0.01

6:18AM
0.57
7:06PM
0.00

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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
222519202216202113161610141512131616
Low °C
192318181916141812121510111411121416
Chill °C (?)
22251920221620211216157141411121616
Sunrise
7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:31--
Sunset
-6:32--6:31--6:30--6:30--6:28--6:27-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

NW
1.3

NW
1.6

NW
1.4

NW
1.4

NW
2.0

NW
1.9

NW
1.7

NW
1.4

NW
1.7

NW
2.3

NW
2.0

SW
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
Period (s)101112111312111110111114171615141312
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

WNW
0.9

NW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.6

SSW
1.2

NW

-
0.5

SSW
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)1414161918171716161520-141414141313
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.8

SE

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-----------4------


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.