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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
Black point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthBig river 1Big river 1Usal beachBig river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Gualala rivermouthBlack point beach
Rating5
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

WNW
2.3

W
2.2

W
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.2

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.4

WNW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
1.3

NW
Period(s) (?)14131212121615151616151514149998
Energy(?)1090171214831009755118021891519321632462618165911547041254680631250
Wind
(km/h)
5 NNE5
5 NW5
5 NNE5
5 NNE5
5 NW5
5 ENE5
0 NNW0
10 NW10
5 ENE5
5 N5
20 NNW20
10 N10
15 N15
20 NNW20
20 N20
0 E0
5 WNW5
10 E10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglassonglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
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off
High Tide
/ height (m)


7:17PM
1.63
7:38AM
1.84

8:38PM
1.29
8:08AM
1.87

9:42PM
1.32
8:28AM
2.27

10:32PM
1.35
9:16AM
1.89

11:15PM
1.38
9:48AM
1.89

11:47PM
1.40
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:25PM
0.77
12:46AM
0.91

2:22PM
0.21
1:41AM
0.63

3:06PM
0.09
2:24AM
0.72

3:45PM
0.00
3:05AM
0.79

4:22PM
-0.05
3:43AM
0.84

4:56PM
-0.09

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partially cloudy
clear
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
181613161513161615161512181513161615
Low °C
151412141312141514161412141413151514
Chill °C (?)
181613151513161615161410181411161615
Sunrise
7:22--7:24--7:26--7:24--7:30--7:28--
Sunset
-4:51--4:51--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:53-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.7

WNW
2.3

W
2.2

W
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.2

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
1.3

NW
Period (s)141312121212151516161515141413998
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.0

WSW
0.8

W
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
0.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.0

NW
1.1

WNW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
0.2

SSW
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

SW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.8

WNW
Period (s)11161414191661866613131214121110
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-
1.1

NW

-

-

-

-

-
1.7

NW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW

-

-
Period (s)-----5-----78899--


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.