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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
Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBlack point beachA bayA bayBig river 1Big river 1Hare creekBig river 1Hare creekBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Black point beachCasper creek
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

WNW
1.8

NW
2.2

NW
2.3

SW
2.1

SW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
Period(s) (?)101212141416151413131312121313161514
Energy(?)34087212562232166511996743036063805314829672843230225933233557633312151
Wind
(km/h)
0 SSE0
10 ESE10
20 SSE20
20 SSE20
15 SE15
15 NW15
5 E5
10 SE10
0 SE0
5 ENE5
10 NNW10
20 NW20
10 N10
5 NNW5
15 NNW15
5 E5
5 ENE5
5 WNW5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncrossglasscross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:31PM
1.56
11:24AM
1.76

12:11AM
1.52
11:55AM
1.76

1:04AM
1.47
12:10PM
2.20

1:43AM
1.41
4:09AM
0.93

4:13PM
0.53


3:24AM
1.30

2:05PM
1.55
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:10AM
0.33
5:49PM
0.05

5:45AM
0.44
6:27PM
0.01

6:09AM
0.98
7:07PM
0.00

9:30PM
0.04
10:47AM
0.07

9:45PM
0.05

8:29PM
0.06
8:12AM
0.83

partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
some cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
--1---------------
High °C
121414151114121315151617152122232727
Low °C
121214131014111113141417141720222223
Chill °C (?)
12131314913121215151616142122232727
Sunrise
-7:28-----7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33-
Sunset
--6:297:40-6:28--6:27--6:24--6:23--6:22
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
1.8

NW
2.2

NW
2.3

SW
2.1

SW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
Period (s)101212141416151413131312121313161514
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW

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-
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.4

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.9

WNW
0.4

S
0.5

S

-
Period (s)161515--141414131320202119181716-
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-
0.7

SSE

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)----4-------------


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.