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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 gulchBlack point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Gualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchBig river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
1.7

NW
1.5

WNW
1.9

WNW
Period(s) (?)12121715151516151514101010910101615
Energy(?)1100780917151116581349305424151902117113971175173077783351311361698
Wind
(km/h)
5 ENE5
5 NNE5
5 NW5
5 N5
5 NNW5
5 NNW5
5 ENE5
0 N0
20 NNW20
10 NNE10
15 N15
20 NNW20
10 NNE10
5 E5
5 WSW5
10 E10
5 E5
5 WNW5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassonoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:31AM
1.84

8:22PM
1.65
8:08AM
1.87

9:42PM
1.32
8:50AM
1.89

10:25PM
1.35
9:16AM
1.89

11:08PM
1.38
9:48AM
1.89

11:29PM
1.77
10:28AM
1.87

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:52AM
0.52

2:21PM
0.21
1:30AM
1.02

2:57PM
0.49
2:24AM
0.72

3:45PM
0.00
3:06AM
0.79

4:22PM
-0.05
3:44AM
0.84

4:47PM
0.26

4:20AM
0.88

clear
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clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
131615131616151515111717131816141816
Low °C
111412121415141514111414121514141515
Chill °C (?)
131515131616151514101616121816141816
Sunrise
-7:24--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:26--7:30-
Sunset
--4:51--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:53--4:53
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.3

NW
1.2

WNW
2.3

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
1.7

NW
1.5

WNW
1.9

WNW
Period (s)12121315151516151514101310910101615
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SW
0.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

W
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
0.9

NW
1.0

NW
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
1.3

WNW
0.2

SSW
1.4

NW
0.9

WNW
0.3

NW
0.6

WNW
1.0

NW
0.8

NW
Period (s)14201712181766131314141111161488
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
1.1

NW

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-

-

-
1.5

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)---6----79101010-----


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.