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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
De haven creekPoint arenaSchooner gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchPoint arenaDe haven creekBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchUsal beachDe haven creekBig river 1Schooner gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
1.4

NW
2.4

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
1.9

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2.1

NW
2.4

NW
3.0

NW
2.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.3

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
Period(s) (?)899888888999999888
Energy(?)56714501275602235754537955481695910139666895282871910521161
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
30 NNW30
15 N15
10 SW10
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
15 NW15
30 NW30
15 NNW15
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
10 NW10
10 WNW10
15 NW15
15 N15
20 NW20
40 NW40
35 NNW35
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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off
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off
ononcross-
off
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on
crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:08AM
1.76

8:47PM
2.39
10:19AM
1.15

9:18PM
1.83
11:08AM
1.18

9:54PM
1.84
11:49AM
1.24

10:29PM
1.83
12:45PM
1.24

11:17PM
1.78
1:11PM
1.28

11:38PM
1.79
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:21PM
1.07
3:50AM
0.53

2:58PM
0.58
4:30AM
-0.12

3:43PM
0.70

5:10AM
-0.19
4:19PM
1.23

5:47AM
-0.21
5:04PM
0.76

6:22AM
-0.23
5:43PM
0.83

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
251919202515211715212215212320201713
Low °C
191917202413171711152212172214161712
Chill °C (?)
251819202514211613212214212320201510
Sunrise
5:48--5:50--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:50--
Sunset
-8:44--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:45-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

S

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0.5

S
2.1

NW
0.4

SSW

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0.3

SSW
0.3

S
1.2

WNW
0.3

S
0.3

S
2.2

NW
0.3

S
0.3

S

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0.4

SSE
0.3

SSE
0.4

SSE
Period (s)18-16815-141610131291412-131312
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW

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0.2

S
0.5

S
0.3

S

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0.4

NW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.2

SSW
0.4

SW
0.3

SW
0.4

SW
Period (s)13-191618-141413161512121417181816
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW

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1.4

NW
2.4

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
1.9

NW
2.1

NW
2.4

NW
3.0

NW
2.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.3

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
Period (s)899-88888999999888


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.