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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 1Usal beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Usal beachBig river 1Gualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBlack point beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Schooner gulchBlack point beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
2.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
1.9

NW
1.6

NW
1.6

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
3.0

NW
1.6

NW
2.5

NW
2.1

NW
Period(s) (?)15149998881212121515141413912
Energy(?)19021047146715378905075285711007742680232923051700288688012021160
Wind
(km/h)
25 NNW25
20 N20
30 N30
35 NNW35
20 N20
15 N15
15 NNW15
5 NE5
5 ESE5
5 WNW5
5 E5
5 ESE5
5 WSW5
5 ESE5
30 NNW30
35 NNW35
15 N15
10 NNE10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:25PM
1.35
9:15AM
2.42

10:59PM
1.90
9:48AM
1.89

11:47PM
1.40
10:22AM
1.95

12:20AM
1.93
10:56AM
2.39

1:03AM
1.43
11:34AM
1.79

1:35AM
1.47
12:03PM
1.73
Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:06AM
0.79

4:21PM
0.33
3:49AM
1.27

4:56PM
-0.09

4:25AM
0.95
5:30PM
-0.09

5:05AM
1.34
6:04PM
-0.08

5:36AM
0.93
6:47PM
0.31

6:19AM
0.95
partially cloudy
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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
14101212101614131514131514121111913
Low °C
138101110121312131312131210109810
Chill °C (?)
127109715131315141315141288612
Sunrise
--7:28--7:31--7:26--7:30--7:31--7:28
Sunset
4:52--4:52--4:52--4:53--4:53--4:54--
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.1

SW
1.3

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
1.6

NW
1.6

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
0.3

SSW
1.6

NW
2.5

NW
2.1

NW
Period (s)1514141411111081212121515141313912
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.1

SW
0.6

WNW
0.3

NW
0.8

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.5

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.1

SW
0.2

S
1.2

NW
0.2

S
Period (s)131314121412161017161514141419131312
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.6

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
2.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW

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3.0

NW
2.4

NW
2.5

NW

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Period (s)68999888------1499-


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.