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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 gulchBig river 1Big river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Usal beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Schooner gulchGualala rivermouthBig river 1Black point beachBig river 1Big river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
1.3

WNW
2.2

NW
2.2

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)171515151615159109999916151416
Energy(?)9171511165813493054261819021282128111851069947949949886214817224004
Wind
(km/h)
5 NW5
5 N5
0 NW0
5 NW5
5 ENE5
10 NW10
30 NNW30
30 NNW30
15 N15
20 NNW20
10 NNE10
10 N10
20 NNW20
5 NE5
5 ESE5
5 WNW5
5 E5
5 ESE5
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
glassonglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)

8:45PM
1.29
8:15AM
1.87

9:35PM
1.32
8:43AM
1.89

10:25PM
1.35
9:00AM
2.29

11:15PM
1.38
9:55AM
1.89

11:29PM
1.77
10:21AM
1.87

12:25AM
1.42
10:53AM
1.84
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:40AM
0.63

3:06PM
0.09
2:25AM
0.72

3:46PM
0.00
3:06AM
0.79

4:11PM
0.31
3:43AM
0.84

4:55PM
-0.09

4:21AM
0.88
5:30PM
-0.09

4:58AM
0.91
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clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
141216151415141214141016141315141316
Low °C
12121414131313910111013141313131314
Chill °C (?)
1412161514141291313815121215141316
Sunrise
--7:26--7:28--7:30--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
1.8

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
2.0

NW
1.3

WNW
1.9

NW
1.5

NW
2.2

NW
2.2

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period (s)131515151615151414131291088151416
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
1.4

W
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
0.8

NW
0.8

NW
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
1.2

WNW
0.2

WNW
1.2

NW
1.3

WNW
0.2

S
1.7

WNW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)1712181766131314141411161016151614
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.1

NW

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-

-

-
1.6

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.5

NW
2.5

NW

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-6----691099999----


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.