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

 SatSunday 22Monday 23Tuesday 24Wednesday 25Thursday 26Fri
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Best forecast wave conditions in Mendocino County
Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Schooner gulchHare creekSchooner gulchGualala rivermouthCasper creekBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachBlack point beachGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulch
Rating5
5
3
5
6
5
7
6
5
5
4
4
5
4
3
3
2
5
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
2.0

NW
3.0

NW
1.9

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
0.9

NW
1.1

WNW
Period(s) (?)13121212131316151414139101098823
Energy(?)279526322753239331642551535232842089165080359514197093882221121297
Wind
(km/h)
5 E5
10 NNW10
20 NW20
10 N10
10 NNW10
10 NW10
5 NE5
0 WNW0
10 NW10
5 N5
5 NW5
5 NW5
10 N10
5 NW5
10 NW10
5 NE5
5 SW5
5 WNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offglasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glassonglassglassglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:45AM
1.47
12:48PM
1.72

2:31AM
1.35
1:28PM
1.62

3:24AM
1.30

2:05PM
1.55
4:24AM
1.26

2:48PM
1.47

5:22AM
1.28
3:41PM
1.40

6:31AM
1.28
4:48PM
1.34
Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:53AM
0.69
7:47PM
0.02

7:30AM
0.75

8:29PM
0.06
8:12AM
0.83

9:16PM
0.11
9:01AM
0.90

10:07PM
0.17
10:05AM
0.99

11:09PM
0.23
11:25AM
0.94

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
------------------
High °C
151718172024242626202425182223202324
Low °C
141517161822212322191924171820191821
Chill °C (?)
151718172024242626202425182223202324
Sunrise
-7:31--7:31--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37-
Sunset
--6:24--6:23--6:22--6:21--6:20--6:17
Swell1 (m) & direction
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.4

NW
1.9

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
0.9

NW
1.1

WNW
Period (s)13121212131316151414131291098823
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.4

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
0.6

S
0.6

S

-
0.5

S
1.5

NW
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

WNW
0.9

NW
Period (s)1313202119181716-1581414141413108
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.6

NW
2.0

NW
3.0

NW

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)----------8910-----


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.