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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 gulchChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Gualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBig river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchManchester beachGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthNavarro rivermouth
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5

SW
1.4

NW
2.0

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
2.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.3

NW
1.2

NW
1.4

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
1.3

NW
1.4

NW
1.2

NW
1.1

NW
Period(s) (?)159888999999111110101099
Energy(?)116335542418574987573252225294300287220226296327253186
Wind
(km/h)
10 NW10
15 NW15
20 NNW20
10 NW10
10 NW10
10 N10
5 W5
5 W5
5 ENE5
5 SSW5
10 WNW10
0 ENE0
5 SW5
5 W5
5 N5
5 SW5
10 WNW10
0 NW0
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassonoffglassonglassglassoncross-
on
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onglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:58AM
1.44

10:14PM
1.67
11:24AM
1.50

11:08PM
1.64
11:36AM
1.58

11:33PM
1.66
12:03PM
1.63

12:28AM
1.59
12:45PM
1.64

12:57AM
1.56
1:14PM
1.67

1:45AM
1.48
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:19PM
0.57
4:50AM
0.14

4:54PM
0.48

5:20AM
0.17
5:31PM
0.41

5:50AM
0.23
6:08PM
0.32

6:20AM
0.29
6:48PM
0.23

6:52AM
0.39
7:32PM
0.17

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partially cloudy
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
222314192115222520252520242620232420
Low °C
162113132115162419202319202519202219
Chill °C (?)
222312192114222520252520242620232420
Sunrise
7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--
Sunset
-7:10--7:08--7:07--7:06--7:05--7:01-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

SW
0.5

SW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
1.3

NW
1.2

NW
1.4

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
1.3

NW
1.4

NW
1.2

NW
1.1

NW
Period (s)1515141414999999111110101099
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

NW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.4

SW
0.4

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.5

NW
0.6

NW
0.5

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0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
Period (s)81616151513141414131216141514131315
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.7

NW
1.4

NW
2.0

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
2.5

NW

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-

-

-

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-
Period (s)598889------------


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.