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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
Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchPoint arenaGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchManchester beachBig river 1Gualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchNavarro rivermouthSchooner gulchGualala rivermouthNavarro rivermouthSchooner gulchBig river 1Gualala rivermouthBlack point beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8

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2.3

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3.0

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2.0

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1.8

NW
1.2

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1.5

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1.1

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1.6

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1.1

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1.3

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1.1

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1.0

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1.0

NW
0.9

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
Period(s) (?)8899999121010109999121418
Energy(?)4377111429626515235365344517226341225159155107507080
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
15 NW15
15 N15
5 W5
10 WNW10
5 ENE5
5 SSW5
5 W5
5 NNE5
5 SW5
10 WNW10
5 N5
5 WSW5
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
5 WSW5
10 W10
0 SE0
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
oncross-
on
offcross-
off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:10AM
1.53

11:08PM
1.64
11:50AM
1.55

11:33PM
1.66
12:03PM
1.63

12:08AM
2.00
12:26PM
2.08

12:52AM
1.93
1:00PM
1.71

1:59AM
1.45
1:47PM
1.69

2:43AM
1.36
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:54PM
0.48

5:20AM
0.16
5:31PM
0.41

5:50AM
0.23
6:04PM
0.74

6:14AM
0.72
6:48PM
0.23

6:52AM
0.41
7:27PM
0.61

7:25AM
0.49

8:19PM
0.13
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
192217222221242421272421242319202015
Low °C
132214172219202220202219202118181814
Chill °C (?)
192217222221242421272421242319202015
Sunrise
7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--
Sunset
-7:08--7:07--7:06--7:04--7:02--7:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
2.5

NW
2.0

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1.8

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1.2

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1.5

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1.1

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1.6

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1.1

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1.3

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1.1

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1.0

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1.0

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0.9

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0.5

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0.7

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0.4

NW
Period (s)141499999121010109999888
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.4

NW
0.4

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0.4

NW
0.3

WNW
0.5

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0.4

SSW
0.5

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0.5

S
0.5

SSW
0.5

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0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
Period (s)151514141414131616151414131315121418
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.8

NW
2.3

NW
3.0

NW

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0.3

NW

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Period (s)889----------2----


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.