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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
Usal beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Point arenaSchooner gulchBig river 1Gualala rivermouthBlack point beachBig river 1Black point beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthBlack point beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6

WNW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.4

NW
2.2

NW
1.6

NW
1.9

NW
1.5

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.2

NW
2.5

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
1.6

NW
Period(s) (?)14999888121112151514141391111
Energy(?)1047139615377907896503161007583680101423051676174823105491147640
Wind
(km/h)
20 N20
25 NNW25
35 NNW35
20 N20
20 N20
20 NNW20
5 NE5
5 ESE5
5 WNW5
5 E5
5 ESE5
5 W5
5 NE5
20 NW20
25 NNW25
5 NE5
10 ENE10
10 NNW10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassoncross-
off
offcross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:16PM
1.86
9:15AM
2.42

11:08PM
1.38
9:48AM
1.89

11:47PM
1.40
10:21AM
1.87

12:20AM
1.93
10:53AM
1.84

1:10AM
1.43
11:20AM
1.83

1:35AM
1.47
11:56AM
1.76

Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:10AM
1.23

4:21PM
0.33
3:44AM
0.84

4:56PM
-0.09

4:21AM
0.88
5:30PM
-0.09

4:58AM
0.91
6:03PM
-0.08

5:36AM
0.98
6:38PM
-0.05

6:18AM
1.00

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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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partially cloudy
clear
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
11121211141413151413161412111181516
Low °C
8111110121312131312141311111071114
Chill °C (?)
89991212131514131614129871516
Sunrise
-7:28--7:26--7:26--7:28--7:31--7:28-
Sunset
--4:52--4:53--4:53--4:53--4:54--4:55
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.1

SW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.6

NW
1.9

NW
1.5

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.2

NW
0.3

S
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
1.6

NW
Period (s)1414141211108121112151514141391111
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.3

NW
0.8

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.5

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.1

SW
1.3

WNW

-
0.4

NW
Period (s)13141214141610171615121414131913-18
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.4

NW
2.2

NW

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-

-

-

-

-

-
2.5

NW

-

-

-
Period (s)899988--------13---


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.