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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
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.0

NW
1.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)1217151515161515810101010910161517
Energy(?)7559171511146013493054241519021197133615591922180182672751914874380
Wind
(km/h)
0 ENE0
5 NW5
5 N5
5 NW5
10 NW10
5 ENE5
5 NNW5
20 NNW20
35 NNW35
20 N20
30 NNW30
15 N15
10 NNE10
20 NNW20
10 E10
5 ESE5
5 W5
5 E5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glassonglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:22PM
1.65
8:15AM
1.87

9:35PM
1.32
8:43AM
1.89

10:25PM
1.35
9:16AM
1.89

10:49PM
1.75
9:33AM
2.29

11:54PM
1.40
10:06AM
2.29

12:25AM
1.42
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:22PM
0.21
1:30AM
1.02

3:05PM
0.09
2:25AM
0.72

3:46PM
0.00
3:06AM
0.79

4:11PM
0.31
3:31AM
1.22

4:55PM
-0.09

4:10AM
1.25
5:30PM
-0.09

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clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
141413161514151412131311151413161412
Low °C
12121114151414139101210121312141312
Chill °C (?)
1414131615141413911119141213161412
Sunrise
7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:30--
Sunset
-4:51--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:53--4:53-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.6

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
2.4

NW
2.5

NW
1.1

NW
2.0

NW
1.2

NW
1.8

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period (s)12131515151615151413121010111081517
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

W
1.4

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.0

NW
0.8

NW
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.2

WNW
0.4

NW
1.0

WNW
0.8

NW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)191712181766131314141211171516715
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
1.1

NW

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-

-

-
1.4

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW

-

-

-

-
Period (s)--6----68101010109----


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.