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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 beachGualala rivermouthSchooner gulchDe haven creekBig river 1Usal beachDe haven creekChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchSchooner gulchUsal beachUsal beachPoint arenaBig river 1Usal beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

NW
1.5

NW
2.2

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
2.0

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2.3

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2.5

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2.4

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2.3

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3.0

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2.2

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3.0

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2.5

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1.6

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2.5

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3.0

NW
2.4

NW
Period(s) (?)988888999998877889
Energy(?)2752645354899605178441089942885121565010596962478861190881
Wind
(km/h)
15 SSE15
10 WSW10
15 NNW15
15 NW15
30 NW30
10 N10
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
10 WNW10
30 NW30
15 NNW15
40 NNW40
25 NW25
15 N15
30 NNW30
35 NW35
15 N15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
oncross-
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on
crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:01AM
1.66

9:12PM
2.28
10:54AM
1.69

9:54PM
1.84
11:49AM
1.24

10:36PM
1.80
12:45PM
1.24

11:10PM
1.78
1:25PM
1.26

11:50PM
2.40
1:48PM
1.30

12:27AM
1.71
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:54PM
1.11
4:23AM
0.39

3:43PM
0.66

5:10AM
-0.19
4:25PM
0.72

5:47AM
-0.21
5:04PM
0.76

6:22AM
-0.22
5:57PM
1.34

6:57AM
-0.22
6:27PM
0.88

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
181914211719212215201718132218162021
Low °C
171812171713162212161712122112132015
Chill °C (?)
181913211619212214201618102217142021
Sunrise
5:50--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:52--5:52--
Sunset
-8:43--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:46--8:45-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.4

NW
1.5

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

S
1.2

WNW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.4

S
0.4

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.4

SW
0.7

WNW

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0.4

SW
0.6

WNW
Period (s)9814141610131212141413131711-1611
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

NW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.4

SW

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0.4

SW
0.4

NW
0.2

SSW
0.4

SW
Period (s)16151714141316151512181717-16121915
Wind waves (m) & direction
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2.2

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
2.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.3

NW
3.0

NW
2.2

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
1.6

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
Period (s)--8888999998877889


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.