uk es it fr pt nl

Surf Report Feed
Print

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

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Preloading...
Loading...
 


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

 Sunday 15Monday 16Tuesday 17Wednesday 18Thursday 19Friday 20
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
Best forecast wave conditions in Mendocino County
Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchPoint arenaChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthBlack point beachManchester beach
Rating2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
4
4
4
5
4
4
5
4
3
4
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

S
0.6

S
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.9

NW
1.5

NW
1.8

NW
2.4

NW
1.9

NW
2.2

NW
3.0

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
2.5

NW
2.2

NW
1.3

NW
2.1

NW
Period(s) (?)131388787889991099999
Energy(?)12312312313114041323736476552974714785666541132805300760
Wind
(km/h)
5 WSW5
5 W5
10 N10
10 W10
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
20 NNW20
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
5 N5
5 WSW5
10 WNW10
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
on
oncross-
off
ononcross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
ononglassononcross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:36PM
1.55
1:43AM
1.91

3:25PM
1.59
2:40AM
1.73

4:02PM
2.11
3:34AM
1.94

5:04PM
1.67
4:57AM
1.33

5:55PM
1.70

6:20AM
1.19
6:41PM
1.80

Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:35PM
0.60

8:28AM
-0.31

8:40PM
0.58
9:15AM
-0.16

9:55PM
1.00
10:04AM
0.51

11:04PM
0.48
10:54AM
0.25

12:22AM
0.39
11:47AM
0.42

1:32AM
0.27
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclear
Rain (mm)
----------------2-
High °C
212115212517242615262818222722232419
Low °C
182115172415202614202716182619192318
Chill °C (?)
212114212517242613262818222722232419
Sunrise
6:00--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:03--6:05--
Sunset
-8:40--8:40--8:39--8:38--8:38--8:35-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.8

NW
0.8

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
0.4

SSW
1.5

NW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SW
2.2

NW
1.8

NW
0.4

SW
2.0

NW
2.2

NW
1.3

NW
2.1

NW
Period (s)99881481313131218910189999
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.4

S
0.4

SW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

SW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SW
0.3

SW
0.2

SSW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.5

SW
0.4

SW
Period (s)131312121213111111181318171217161616
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-
0.9

NW

-
1.1

NW
1.9

NW
1.5

NW
1.8

NW
2.4

NW
1.9

NW
2.2

NW
3.0

NW

-
2.1

NW
2.5

NW

-

-

-
Period (s)--8-78788999-99---


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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.