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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
Gualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBlack point beachBig river 1Black point beachBig river 1Big river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.0

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
1.1

NW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.1

SSW
1.0

SSW
1.0

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.8

SSW
Period(s) (?)9910101817161616152019191817161616
Energy(?)668549535208319284278271215302432497589799625575437320
Wind
(km/h)
10 WSW10
5 ESE5
10 SSW10
10 W10
0 S0
10 SSW10
10 W10
0 W0
10 W10
10 W10
5 NW5
10 W10
10 W10
5 NW5
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
onglasscross-
on
oncross-
off
ononcross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:45PM
1.72

7:37AM
1.56
7:16PM
2.18

8:54AM
1.57
8:00PM
2.19

10:14AM
1.18

8:42PM
2.21
10:58AM
1.23

9:45PM
1.80
11:40AM
1.26

10:23PM
1.80
12:15PM
1.30
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:33AM
0.71
12:40PM
1.06

2:31AM
0.59
1:35PM
1.17

3:21AM
0.49

2:28PM
1.23
4:03AM
0.41

3:25PM
0.79
4:50AM
-0.08

4:00PM
1.26

5:27AM
-0.11
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
191621211821201821231720251624241522
Low °C
181517201718201617231516231519231418
Chill °C (?)
191621211821201821231720251624241422
Sunrise
--6:05--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:09
Sunset
8:35--8:34--8:36--8:35--8:35--8:34--
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.0

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
1.1

NW
1.1

NW
0.9

NW
0.8

NW
0.8

NW
0.7

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.1

SSW
1.0

SSW
1.0

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.8

SSW
Period (s)991010998816151616191817161616
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.6

NW
0.7

NW
0.7

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.8

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.3

SW
Period (s)161619171817161688201915798822
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

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-

-

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-

-
0.8

NW
1.1

NW
0.8

NW
1.0

NW
1.1

NW
1.2

NW
Period (s)------------886566


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.