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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
Black point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Schooner gulchChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchPoint arenaGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBig river 1Big river 1Black point beachGualala rivermouth
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

NW
0.4

SSW
1.3

NW
0.5

SW
1.4

NW
2.2

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
1.8

NW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
1.4

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.3

NW
Period(s) (?)816615578899999911111110
Energy(?)1161071361161075164086251355540257203307307287287224309
Wind
(km/h)
5 SW5
10 W10
5 N5
20 NW20
15 NW15
25 NNW25
10 NW10
10 NW10
15 N15
5 W5
5 W5
5 ENE5
5 SSW5
10 WNW10
5 NE5
5 WSW5
10 WNW10
5 NNE5
Wind State(?)glassonglasscross-
off
cross-
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cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
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onglassoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:30AM
1.39

9:20PM
2.04
10:40AM
1.88

10:28PM
1.63
11:24AM
1.50

11:01PM
1.64
11:50AM
1.55

11:33PM
1.66
12:17PM
1.60

12:28AM
1.59
12:31PM
1.67

1:04AM
1.53
Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:40PM
0.70
4:09AM
0.51

4:18PM
0.57
4:50AM
0.14

4:48PM
0.94

5:20AM
0.16
5:31PM
0.41

5:50AM
0.22
6:08PM
0.31

6:20AM
0.31
6:48PM
0.24

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
232517182314192116222520242520242419
Low °C
182315152112122114172419202419192219
Chill °C (?)
232517182312192115222520242520242419
Sunrise
7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--
Sunset
-7:13--7:10--7:08--7:07--7:06--7:04-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

NW
0.4

SSW
1.0

NW
0.6

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
2.5

NW
1.8

NW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
1.4

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.3

NW
Period (s)816681514141499999911111110
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

NW
0.4

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.5

NW
0.6

NW
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.5

S
Period (s)9916151616151514141414131216151414
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.9

NW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
1.4

NW
2.2

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-66657889---------


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.