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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 gulchChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Usal beachUsal beachBig river 1Black point beachManchester beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

NW
1.0

WNW
2.4

NW
3.5

NW
4.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.4

NW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
2.5

WSW
4.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
Period(s) (?)15151414131312151414131212118151513
Energy(?)669588557742466342182648656505219119451777614866865641570213978
Wind
(km/h)
5 ENE5
20 NW20
10 NNE10
20 NNW20
10 W10
20 NW20
25 NNW25
40 NNW40
20 N20
15 N15
20 NNW20
15 N15
5 WNW5
20 SSW20
20 WSW20
15 W15
20 W20
20 WSW20
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
oncross-
off
oncross-
on
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on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)


7:35PM
1.26
6:25AM
1.90

8:30PM
1.36
7:28AM
1.96

9:20PM
1.46
8:13AM
2.06

10:10PM
1.56
9:18AM
1.99

10:50PM
1.65
10:15AM
2.03

11:22PM
1.72
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:38PM
0.09

11:52PM
0.85

1:38PM
-0.05
1:07AM
0.83

2:31PM
-0.16
2:12AM
0.75

3:20PM
-0.23
3:08AM
0.65

4:01PM
0.12

4:02AM
0.54
4:55PM
0.18

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-----15------14554310
High °C
101069109101071212810109998
Low °C
78379588578710107987
Chill °C (?)
77369666310105975765
Sunrise
6:54--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:47--6:47--
Sunset
-6:01--6:02--6:04--6:05--6:06--6:07-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.4

NW

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1.2

NW
1.0

WNW
0.9

NNW
0.8

WNW
3.0

NW
0.2

S
0.2

S
1.6

NW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
0.6

NNW
4.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
Period (s)15159-1313121314141312121116151513
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

WNW
0.3

S
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.2

S
0.7

NW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.1

SW
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.2

S
Period (s)51414141415151414181713131514131313
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.5

NW
1.9

NW

-

-
1.8

WNW
2.4

NW
3.5

NW
4.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.4

NW

-

-
2.5

WSW

-

-

-
Period (s)-68--6121514141312--8---


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.