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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
Black point beachChadbourne gulchBlack point beachGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchBig river 1Manchester beachSchooner gulchGualala rivermouthBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachBlack point beachGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthSchooner gulchGualala rivermouth
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4

S
0.5

S
0.6

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0.7

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0.7

S
0.6

S
0.8

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.1

NW
1.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
Period(s) (?)181817161615161513151414131312111614
Energy(?)101160202264245172284530131315591674157910026895182785201111
Wind
(km/h)
5 E5
5 WNW5
10 E10
5 E5
5 WNW5
10 E10
5 N5
15 NNW15
10 NNE10
0 WNW0
5 WNW5
5 E5
5 SE5
5 WSW5
5 E5
10 SE10
10 SSW10
10 ESE10
Wind State(?)glassglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassglassglassoffcross-
off
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off
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:04PM
2.02
3:57AM
1.74
4:06AM
1.33
1:52PM
1.90

4:59AM
1.76
3:12PM
1.36

5:51AM
1.80
4:25PM
1.28

6:40AM
1.44
5:42PM
1.25

7:05AM
1.93
6:33PM
1.64

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:36PM
0.45
8:35AM
0.98

9:28PM
0.54
9:50AM
1.46

10:22PM
0.62
11:15AM
1.40

11:15PM
0.26
12:19PM
0.80

12:06AM
0.31

1:15PM
1.13
12:52AM
0.36
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clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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clear
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partially cloudy
Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
191616181715171514171614191615181514
Low °C
171416171514151414161313171513171413
Chill °C (?)
191616181715171413171614191615181514
Sunrise
6:54--6:54--6:56--6:58--6:58--6:58--
Sunset
-5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59--4:59-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

NW
0.5

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0.6

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.6

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0.8

W
1.1

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.1

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.1

NW
1.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
Period (s)101817161611101513151414131312111614
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

S
0.4

NW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

W
0.6

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0.8

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.4

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.4

SSW
Period (s)181014131315161014141313171616171114
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.0

NW

-

-

-

-

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-
0.3

SE

-

-
Period (s)--------6------2--


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.