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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
Schooner gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchPoint arenaGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchManchester beachGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBlack point beachBlack point beachSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchNavarro rivermouthSchooner gulchBig river 1Gualala rivermouth
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

NW
2.3

NW
2.3

NW
3.0

NW
1.9

NW
1.3

NW
1.3

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
1.0

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
0.8

NW
1.0

NW
0.9

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
Period(s) (?)88899999910111099991214
Energy(?)58270169414295862872663653355172202042251011591105070
Wind
(km/h)
25 NNW25
25 NNW25
15 NW15
15 N15
5 W5
5 W5
5 ENE5
5 SSW5
10 WNW10
10 NNE10
5 SW5
10 WNW10
5 N5
5 WSW5
10 WNW10
10 N10
5 W5
10 WNW10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
ononoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
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on
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:21PM
1.63
11:10AM
1.53

10:54PM
1.67
11:36AM
1.58

11:47PM
1.62
12:17PM
1.60

12:14AM
1.62
12:31PM
1.67

12:52AM
1.93
12:55PM
2.11

1:59AM
1.45
1:33PM
1.73

Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:51AM
0.14

4:54PM
0.51

5:20AM
0.17
5:31PM
0.41

5:50AM
0.22
6:09PM
0.31

6:20AM
0.31
6:44PM
0.67

6:44AM
0.83
7:31PM
0.17

7:25AM
0.52

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
141422162225202425212526202723182020
Low °C
121221141724192023202024192021171719
Chill °C (?)
121222162225202425212526202723182020
Sunrise
-7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07-
Sunset
--7:08--7:07--7:06--7:04--7:02--7:00
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
2.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.3

NW
1.3

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
1.0

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
0.8

NW
1.0

NW
0.9

NW
0.5

NW
0.7

NW
Period (s)141414999999101110999988
Swell2 (m) & direction
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

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0.5

S
0.5

SSW
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
Period (s)161515141414141312161414141313151214
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.1

NW
2.3

NW
2.3

NW
3.0

NW

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-

-

-

-

-
0.2

WNW

-

-
0.3

NW

-

-
0.2

WSW
Period (s)8889-------2--2--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.