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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
Gualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBig river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Usal beachBig river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1Usal beachUsal beachBig river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.6

NW
2.4

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.9

NW
2.1

NW
1.6

NW
1.5

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
Period(s) (?)151487910161615151514101212121215
Energy(?)537508367606122011998541136766857588557784130581159317314099
Wind
(km/h)
10 ESE10
10 WNW10
25 NNW25
35 NNW35
40 NNW40
15 N15
15 NNW15
35 NNW35
15 N15
20 NNW20
25 NW25
10 N10
15 NNW15
35 NW35
10 N10
15 NW15
35 NNW35
25 N25
Wind State(?)cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:52PM
1.64
3:03AM
2.08

4:13PM
1.55
3:57AM
2.12
4:06AM
1.83
6:06PM
1.19

5:11AM
2.31

7:21PM
1.28
6:11AM
1.94

8:30PM
1.36
7:20AM
2.46


Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:27PM
0.97
10:06AM
0.76

9:19PM
1.10
11:29AM
0.24

10:36PM
0.81
12:36PM
0.54

11:52PM
0.90

1:39PM
-0.05
1:07AM
0.83

2:35PM
0.25

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clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
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rain showers
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clear
Summary
clearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclear
Rain (mm)
---21----------2--
High °C
1010789377610969881097
Low °C
886870575983787885
Chill °C (?)
98445-1322763646753
Sunrise
6:56--6:56--6:54--6:54--6:52--6:50--
Sunset
-5:59--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:02--6:04-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
1.6

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.5

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

NW
1.2

WNW
1.1

NW
0.9

WNW
0.6

NNW
0.2

S
Period (s)8914131918161615151514101412131514
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.2

S
0.4

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.2

S
1.1

WNW
0.2

S
1.0

WNW
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.1

SW
Period (s)151419201617161615141414141613151418
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
1.6

NW
2.4

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
1.7

NW
2.4

NW

-

-
1.6

NW
1.6

NW
1.9

NW
2.1

NW
1.6

NW
1.5

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
Period (s)--8791097--68101212121215


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.