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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 beachCasper creekBig river 1Big river 1Hare creekBlack point beachGualala rivermouthBlack point beachGualala rivermouthBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Schooner gulchChadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9

WNW
4.0

W
4.0

W
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.1

W
3.0

WSW
3.0

WSW
3.5

W
4.5

W
4.0

W
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)121415141413121211101011141413131212
Energy(?)10185318711241103306205712935891068191918243197657561364598279630421106
Wind
(km/h)
15 SSE15
35 S35
5 WNW5
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
5 ESE5
15 SE15
20 SE20
25 SSE25
20 SW20
30 WNW30
15 SW15
10 NNW10
15 WNW15
15 NNW15
5 NE5
20 NNW20
5 ENE5
Wind State(?)offcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
offcross-
off
oncross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


2:41AM
1.90

1:48PM
1.78
3:32AM
1.73

3:11PM
1.33

4:12AM
1.72
4:35PM
1.23

5:00AM
1.88
6:10PM
1.25

5:42AM
1.94

7:33PM
1.24
Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:49PM
0.56
8:23AM
1.18

8:37PM
0.35
9:38AM
0.71

9:14PM
0.46
10:50AM
0.58

10:03PM
0.60
12:04PM
0.44

10:59PM
0.75


12:05AM
0.80
partially cloudy
heavy rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
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Rain (mm)
-2820-----93989324---
High °C
1112121010910111312981098996
Low °C
1011101098911121188997785
Chill °C (?)
810119898911955876865
Sunrise
7:28--7:28--7:26--7:28--7:26--7:26--
Sunset
-5:22--5:23--5:25--5:25--5:28--5:29-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.9

WNW
4.0

W
4.0

W
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.1

W
3.0

WSW
1.1

WNW
3.5

W
4.5

W
4.0

W
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
Period (s)121415141413121211101711141413131212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

NW
1.7

WNW

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0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.7

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.2

SSW
1.5

WNW
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
Period (s)1917-161622202018171515201919181818
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
3.0

WSW
3.5

W

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)----------1011------


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.