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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
Hare creekBlack point beachBlack point beachChadbourne gulchUsal beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Navarro rivermouthGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Black point beachGualala rivermouthBig river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.0

W
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.1

W
2.4

W
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.3

NW
1.8

NW
1.8

NW
1.3

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)131212111110101011101414141413131416
Energy(?)32372128165211041320266815699987876266491965210621671725135610041982
Wind
(km/h)
20 SSE20
20 SSE20
10 SSW10
10 WNW10
5 N5
30 NNW30
30 NNW30
10 NNE10
15 N15
20 NNW20
5 NE5
5 N5
15 NNW15
5 NNE5
5 E5
5 WSW5
5 ENE5
5 E5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:54PM
1.55
9:36AM
2.33

11:24PM
1.88
10:24AM
2.25

12:09AM
1.95
11:22AM
2.20

1:09AM
1.69
12:15PM
2.08

1:47AM
1.74

1:04PM
1.91
2:33AM
1.79

Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:06PM
-0.32
3:27AM
0.93

4:43PM
-0.08

4:17AM
0.81
5:28PM
-0.11

5:11AM
0.76
6:14PM
-0.35

6:07AM
0.72


7:09AM
0.67

7:45PM
-0.08
8:16AM
0.62
rain showers
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsheavy rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
51541710-------------
High °C
1515121191112911121115151417161417
Low °C
15121298111179121113151314151415
Chill °C (?)
1414111078969101014141417161417
Sunrise
--7:28--7:30--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:26
Sunset
5:20--5:21--5:22--5:24--5:24--5:27--
Swell1 (m) & direction
3.0

W
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.1

W
2.4

W
0.2

S
0.2

S
1.3

NW
0.9

W
0.8

W
1.3

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
Period (s)13121211111514101091414141413131416
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SW
0.3

NW
0.2

S
1.1

NW
1.0

NW

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0.1

SW
1.2

W
0.2

SSW
0.2

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.2

WNW
0.5

W
0.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.6

W
Period (s)1516171110-16101515914142220191719
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.3

NW
1.8

NW
1.8

NW
1.1

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-----10101011106-------


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.