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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
Gualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthManchester beachBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBlack point beachGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBig river 1Gualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.0

NW
1.3

NW
1.7

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.0

NW
0.9

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
Period(s) (?)9999121110109999121418111313
Energy(?)626294513294380282226204225159152107507080253533
Wind
(km/h)
5 W5
5 W5
5 NE5
5 SW5
5 W5
5 ENE5
5 SW5
10 NW10
10 NNE10
5 SW5
10 WNW10
0 WSW0
10 SSW10
10 SW10
10 E10
5 SSE5
15 SW15
5 E5
Wind State(?)ononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassoncross-
off
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
offglassonglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:50AM
1.55

11:26PM
2.05
11:58AM
2.04

12:28AM
1.59
12:31PM
1.67

12:52AM
1.93
12:55PM
2.11

1:48AM
1.45
1:47PM
1.69

2:40AM
1.39

2:19PM
1.70
3:51AM
1.28
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:31PM
0.41

5:43AM
0.62
6:08PM
0.31

6:20AM
0.31
6:44PM
0.67

6:44AM
0.83
7:27PM
0.61

7:25AM
0.49

8:18PM
0.13
7:52AM
1.08

9:13PM
0.10
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clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
222520242420282722252520171714181916
Low °C
172419202320202422222216151714141814
Chill °C (?)
222520242420282722252520171714181916
Sunrise
7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--
Sunset
-7:07--7:06--7:04--7:01--7:00--7:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.0

NW
1.3

NW
1.7

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.0

NW
0.9

NW
0.5

NW
0.7

NW
0.7

NNW
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
Period (s)9999121110109999999888
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

NW
0.3

WNW
0.4

NW
0.5

NW
0.4

SSW
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)141414131616151414131312121418111313
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.3

SW

-
0.4

SSE
0.3

SSW

-
Period (s)-------------3-34-


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.