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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 1Usal beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Black point beachBig river 1Gualala rivermouthUsal beachBig river 1Big river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.6

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.6

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.4

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
Period(s) (?)151514999888121312151514111312
Energy(?)26181902104711881538790437413435887809692119321781700131333182744
Wind
(km/h)
5 NNW5
20 NNW20
20 N20
25 NNW25
35 NNW35
20 N20
15 NNW15
20 NNW20
5 N5
5 ESE5
5 WNW5
10 ESE10
10 ESE10
10 SSE10
5 SW5
15 N15
25 NNW25
15 N15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


10:25PM
1.35
9:16AM
1.89

11:08PM
1.38
9:48AM
1.89

11:39PM
1.92
10:21AM
1.87

12:25AM
1.42
11:00AM
1.84

1:03AM
1.43
11:33AM
2.34


Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:35PM
0.38
3:06AM
0.79

4:21PM
-0.05
3:44AM
0.84

4:57PM
0.28

4:21AM
0.88
5:30PM
-0.09

4:57AM
0.91
6:04PM
-0.08

5:47AM
1.37


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Summary
clearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
14141112121014141215141315141211118
Low °C
1313810111012131213131214139996
Chill °C (?)
13129997121211151413141412985
Sunrise
7:28--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:31--
Sunset
-4:52--4:52--4:52--4:53--4:53--4:54-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
0.1

SW
1.3

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.5

NW
1.8

NW
1.6

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.6

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.4

NW
0.2

SSW
3.0

NW
Period (s)15151414141111107121312151514111312
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.8

NW
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.1

SW
0.6

WNW
0.3

NW
0.7

NW
0.4

WNW
0.7

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
1.7

WNW
0.1

SW
0.2

S
Period (s)61313141214121612171615121413141912
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.6

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW

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-

-

-

-

-

-
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
Period (s)-68999888-------1311


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.