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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 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchUsal beachChadbourne gulchUsal beachDe haven creekBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1De haven creekBig river 1Usal beachChadbourne gulchPoint arena
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

NW
1.2

NW
1.6

NW
2.2

NW
3.0

NW
4.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
2.0

NW
3.0

NW
Period(s) (?)161615151514131313131514131312121216
Energy(?)7311136766669588557543466837151044275974191924741525191010224598
Wind
(km/h)
15 NNW15
35 NNW35
15 N15
10 NNW10
20 NNW20
10 N10
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
15 NW15
30 NNW30
40 NNW40
20 N20
25 NNW25
10 NW10
30 NNW30
15 N15
20 NW20
20 N20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:53PM
1.67

5:14AM
1.84

7:21PM
1.28
6:16AM
2.38

8:30PM
1.36
7:21AM
1.96

9:20PM
1.46
8:27AM
2.02

10:10PM
1.56
9:16AM
2.05

10:50PM
1.65
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:26AM
0.68

10:36PM
0.81
12:38PM
0.09

11:52PM
0.90

1:39PM
-0.05
1:07AM
0.83

2:32PM
-0.16
2:12AM
0.75

3:20PM
-0.23
3:08AM
0.65

4:12PM
0.14

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rain showers
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Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
7771010510999107108910107
Low °C
576882786885787876
Chill °C (?)
325772877563766873
Sunrise
6:54--6:54--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--
Sunset
-6:00--6:01--6:02--6:04--6:05--6:06-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

NW
1.2

NW
1.0

WNW
1.4

NNW
0.5

WNW
3.0

NW
0.2

S
1.9

NW
0.2

WNW
2.1

NW
0.7

NW
3.0

NW
Period (s)161615151514131313131314141315121516
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.5

WNW
0.3

S
0.2

S
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.3

S

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Period (s)161615514141414151514141813131315-
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.8

NW

-
1.2

NW

-
1.4

NW
1.4

NW

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1.6

NW
2.2

NW
3.0

NW
4.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
2.0

NW

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Period (s)9-6-68--131315141313121212-


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.