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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 gulchSchooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachBlack point beachBlack point beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5

WNW
2.1

NW
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.2

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
Period(s) (?)1211131515914913131212161514141313
Energy(?)6041092451949291398422711274165710446276351081180413931032778534
Wind
(km/h)
10 WNW10
30 NW30
20 NNW20
20 NW20
15 NW15
15 NNW15
15 NW15
30 NW30
10 N10
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
10 N10
5 W5
5 WNW5
0 NNW0
15 SSE15
20 SSE20
15 SE15
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
ononcross-
off
ononglasscross-
off
cross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:16PM
1.26
3:19AM
1.69

5:44PM
1.24
4:09AM
1.64

6:40PM
1.31

5:30AM
2.14
7:42PM
2.04

6:43AM
1.51

8:37PM
1.46
8:04AM
1.46

9:20PM
1.56
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:28AM
-0.22

9:03PM
0.72
10:30AM
-0.20

10:16PM
0.81
11:36AM
-0.16

11:42PM
0.76
12:44PM
0.45

1:05AM
0.67
1:41PM
-0.10

2:16AM
0.52

2:35PM
-0.05
3:15AM
0.34
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
161211131912171613192215212117191813
Low °C
11129101810111511152015162015161610
Chill °C (?)
1698111910171511192214212117191812
Sunrise
6:30--6:28--6:26--6:26--6:24--6:22--
Sunset
-7:57--7:59--8:00--8:00--8:01--8:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

WNW
0.7

NW
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
0.5

S
1.2

WNW
0.5

S
0.5

S
2.2

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
Period (s)141413151814161613131212161514141313
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

SW
0.7

NW
0.7

NW
0.5

S
0.3

SW
0.5

S
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.5

S
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.8

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.5

S
0.5

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

S
0.5

S
Period (s)1517161814171414151414181213661817
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.5

WNW
2.1

NW
1.3

NW
1.4

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW

-

-
1.3

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)1211661591499--7------


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.