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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
Chadbourne gulchBlack point beachA bayA bayBig river 1Big river 1Hare creekBig river 1Hare creekBig river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1Hare creekHare creekBlack point beachCasper creekBlack point beach
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5
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-1
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5
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
2.3

SW
2.1

SW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
Period(s) (?)121214141615141313131312131316151414
Energy(?)872116222321665119967117355541243331296730512302255324725192304920891258
Wind
(km/h)
10 SE10
20 SSE20
20 SSE20
15 SSE15
15 NW15
5 E5
10 SE10
0 SW0
5 ENE5
10 NNW10
30 NNW30
10 N10
10 NNW10
10 NW10
5 ENE5
0 NE0
5 WNW5
10 N10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offglasscross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:24AM
1.76

12:11AM
1.52
12:02PM
1.76

12:43AM
1.91
12:25PM
1.73

3:55PM
0.57
4:09AM
0.93

4:13PM
0.53
1:28PM
1.62

3:24AM
1.30

2:05PM
1.55
4:24AM
1.26
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:49PM
0.05

5:44AM
0.44
6:27PM
0.01

6:19AM
0.55
7:07PM
0.00

9:30PM
0.04
10:47AM
0.07

7:30AM
0.75

8:29PM
0.06
8:12AM
0.83

9:16PM
0.11
partially cloudy
rain showers
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clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
Summary
some cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
-3----------------
High °C
131415111412131615161715192422262622
Low °C
121413111411111415151614162322222320
Chill °C (?)
12131491312121615161614192422262622
Sunrise
7:28-----7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--
Sunset
-6:297:40-6:28--6:27--6:25--6:23--6:22-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
2.3

SW
2.1

SW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
Period (s)121214141615141313131312131316151414
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW

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-
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.5

S
0.4

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
0.4

S
0.5

S

-
0.5

S
Period (s)1515--141414131320202119181716-15
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-
0.7

SSE

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)---4--------------


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.