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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
Schooner gulchChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthUsal beachUsal beachUsal beachBig river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchPoint arenaChadbourne gulchSchooner gulch
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2

NW
0.8

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.7

NW
1.6

NW
2.5

NW
3.5

NW
2.5

NW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

NW
1.4

NW
Period(s) (?)11171615988910101615151514151312
Energy(?)1130351596537530398308105020901161827766669588565716511549
Wind
(km/h)
25 NNW25
15 WNW15
15 ESE15
15 E15
10 WNW10
15 N15
10 N10
25 NNW25
15 N15
20 N20
25 NW25
15 N15
20 NNW20
20 NW20
10 N10
20 NNW20
15 NW15
10 N10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
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off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:55PM
1.45
2:41AM
1.72

2:52PM
1.64
3:03AM
2.08

4:13PM
1.55
3:57AM
2.12

5:47PM
1.54

5:14AM
1.84

7:18PM
1.73
6:16AM
2.38

8:22PM
1.84
Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:55PM
0.44
9:06AM
0.44

8:27PM
0.97
10:06AM
0.76

9:19PM
1.10
11:20AM
0.64

10:23PM
1.20
12:38PM
0.09

11:57PM
1.31

1:40PM
0.39
1:12AM
1.28
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rain showers
light rain
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rain showers
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Summary
clearsome cloudsrain shwrslight rainrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
--552-21----------
High °C
787683786896911581010
Low °C
675583554685783788
Chill °C (?)
356660442563692488
Sunrise
6:58--6:56--6:58--6:54--6:54--6:52--
Sunset
-5:57--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:02-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.3

WNW
1.7

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.5

WNW
2.4

NW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.4

NW
Period (s)1210108914131910171615151514151412
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

NW
0.8

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.2

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0.3

WNW
0.4

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.2

S

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0.2

S
1.2

WNW
Period (s)181716151419201618161615141414-1613
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.2

NW

-

-

-

-
1.7

NW
1.6

NW
2.5

NW
3.5

NW
2.5

NW
1.7

NW
1.3

NW
1.0

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.5

NW
1.3

NW
0.9

NW
Period (s)11----8891010876569135


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.