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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
Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBlack point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBlack point beachBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBlack point beachBlack point beachNavarro rivermouthGualala rivermouthBlack point beachNavarro rivermouthBig river 1Black point beachGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouth
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
1.0

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
Period(s) (?)161616151717181716151414131312121212
Energy(?)38125824523930928168111341324117714151033596679299218215211
Wind
(km/h)
0 S0
5 WNW5
5 NNE5
0 SW0
5 WNW5
10 N10
5 WSW5
5 WNW5
10 NNE10
0 SW0
10 NW10
10 NNE10
0 WNW0
10 NW10
5 NNE5
0 SSW0
10 WNW10
5 NE5
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
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off
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:56PM
1.46

6:49AM
1.27
5:09PM
1.39

7:42AM
1.73
6:23PM
1.35

8:34AM
1.36
7:32PM
1.36

9:03AM
1.41

8:09PM
1.82
9:33AM
1.48

9:15PM
1.43
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:10AM
0.91

11:18PM
0.17
11:27AM
0.93

12:22AM
0.64
12:44PM
1.39

1:19AM
0.23
1:50PM
0.80

2:09AM
0.23

2:40PM
0.68
2:47AM
0.66

3:21PM
0.55
3:29AM
0.26
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Summary
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High °C
202216212115182116202017212017222318
Low °C
161916141915141915161817171817182017
Chill °C (?)
202216212114182116202017212017222318
Sunrise
7:24--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--
Sunset
-6:35--6:32--6:31--6:30--6:30--6:28-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

NW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
1.0

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
Period (s)161612151717181716151414131312121212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.7

SW
0.5

WNW
0.5

WNW
0.5

NW
0.9

SW
0.7

SW
0.8

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.5

SW
0.6

NW
0.4

SSW
Period (s)1212161211516161616151515151414614
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.3

NW
0.4

NW

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0.4

NW
0.8

NW

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-
0.6

W
0.6

NW

-
0.5

NW

-

-
0.4

NW

-
Period (s)-83-45----84-4--6-


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.