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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 gulchSchooner gulchUsal beachChadbourne gulchPoint arenaSchooner gulchGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchSchooner gulchBig river 1Usal beachChadbourne gulchDe haven creekHare creekChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchUsal beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

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1.6

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3.0

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3.0

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3.0

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2.1

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2.4

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2.4

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3.0

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2.1

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2.5

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2.4

NW
Period(s) (?)788899888888109101099
Energy(?)3651194515567137613286022841044123511095821037101517868001052901
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
35 NNW35
15 N15
15 NW15
30 NNW30
15 N15
5 SW5
10 WNW10
25 NNW25
35 NNW35
30 NW30
10 N10
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
10 NW10
10 WNW10
15 NW15
15 N15
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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off
cross-
on
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:13PM
1.73
8:59AM
1.15

8:47PM
2.39
10:10AM
1.79

9:25PM
1.80
11:15AM
1.18

9:54PM
1.84
11:56AM
1.21

10:29PM
1.83
12:31PM
1.26

10:58PM
2.29
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:20PM
0.34

2:56AM
0.13

2:11PM
0.47
3:50AM
0.53

2:59PM
0.58
4:31AM
-0.11

3:43PM
0.70

5:11AM
-0.18
4:24PM
0.76

5:47AM
-0.23
4:59PM
1.26

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
231622241918232615141719212416212220
Low °C
171615181817222412131613162314172215
Chill °C (?)
231422241818232614111619212415212220
Sunrise
5:48--5:48--5:50--5:50--5:48--5:48--
Sunset
-8:43--8:44--8:45--8:45--8:46--8:45-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

S

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0.5

S
2.1

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0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

S
1.3

WNW
0.3

S
0.3

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2.3

NW
0.3

S
0.4

S

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Period (s)14191818-16815141416101315101414-
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

S
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW

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0.2

S
0.4

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

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0.3

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0.3

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0.2

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0.3

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0.3

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0.3

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0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
Period (s)20131313-19161817171413161212121917
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.8

NW
3.0

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2.1

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW

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1.6

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.4

NW
2.4

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
Period (s)788899-88888109101099


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.