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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 gulchBlack point beachBlack point beachBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBlack point beachBlack point beachGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBlack point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBlack point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
1.0

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)151717181716151414131212121212111111
Energy(?)23930528168111341324117714151033596447294218215207200275265
Wind
(km/h)
0 WSW0
10 WNW10
10 NNE10
5 WSW5
5 WNW5
10 NNE10
0 W0
10 NW10
10 NNE10
5 NW5
5 WNW5
5 N5
5 SSW5
10 WNW10
5 NE5
5 NW5
5 WNW5
5 NNE5
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
on
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glasscross-
on
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off
glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:09PM
1.39

7:49AM
1.31
6:23PM
1.35

8:26AM
1.79
7:25PM
1.36

9:03AM
1.41

8:24PM
1.40
9:27AM
1.92

9:01PM
1.86
10:01AM
1.55

9:48PM
1.90
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:22AM
1.43

12:21AM
0.21
12:46PM
0.89

1:18AM
0.65
1:49PM
1.30

2:06AM
0.65

2:39PM
0.68
2:52AM
0.24

3:21PM
0.55
3:24AM
0.67

3:56PM
0.89
3:57AM
0.71
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Summary
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High °C
222116182216202117212316222219212516
Low °C
151816151916161917172016182018181915
Chill °C (?)
222116182216202117212316222219212516
Sunrise
7:26--7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:30--
Sunset
-6:34--6:31--6:30--6:29--6:28--6:25-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
0.7

SW
1.0

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
Period (s)151717181716151414131212121212111111
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.9

SW
0.7

SW
0.8

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.7

SW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.7

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0.6

NW
0.6

NW
0.6

NW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.6

SSW
Period (s)12111216161616151515156666141319
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.4

NW
0.6

NW

-
0.7

NW
0.7

NW

-
0.5

NW
0.6

NW

-
0.6

NW
0.8

NW

-

-

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-
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
Period (s)-45-1110-55-56----63


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.