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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 rivermouthBlack point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachBlack point beachBig river 1Black point beachSchooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

NW
1.2

WNW
1.5

NW
1.7

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.1

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

WNW
1.9

NW
1.4

NW
Period(s) (?)9108121112151514131312121110151414
Energy(?)631283250743583626198017973772325730782670194313407318741407799
Wind
(km/h)
10 NNE10
10 NW10
5 ENE5
5 SE5
5 WNW5
10 E10
10 SSE10
10 S10
35 NW35
15 N15
20 NNW20
15 N15
5 NNE5
10 NW10
5 NE5
5 SSE5
5 WNW5
15 N15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
onglassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offglassoncross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


11:54PM
1.40
10:06AM
2.29

12:25AM
1.42
11:00AM
1.84

1:03AM
1.43
11:27AM
1.79

1:33AM
1.78
12:03PM
1.73

2:18AM
1.78
12:43PM
1.64

3:03AM
1.47
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:47PM
0.26

4:10AM
1.25
5:29PM
-0.10

4:57AM
0.91
6:04PM
-0.08

5:37AM
0.93
6:38PM
-0.05

6:19AM
0.95

7:14PM
0.35
7:06AM
0.97

7:52PM
0.07
clear
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clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
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Summary
clearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
--------101--------
High °C
15141214131113121310108910810108
Low °C
121310121210111210996686887
Chill °C (?)
151312141311121110775797996
Sunrise
7:26--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:31--7:31--
Sunset
-4:53--4:53--4:54--4:54--4:53--4:54-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.1

NW
1.3

NW
1.5

NW
1.7

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.1

WNW
0.3

SSW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

WNW
1.9

NW
1.4

NW
Period (s)988121112151513131312121110151414
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.7

NW
0.4

WNW
0.5

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW

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0.3

SSW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.4

NW
0.7

NW
1.2

WNW
1.1

NW
0.3

SW
0.3

SW
Period (s)1110131716151414-131312191816101615
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-

-

-

-

-
3.0

WNW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.1

NW
Period (s)--------14--------7


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.