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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
Big river 1Black point beachBlack point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchVirgin creekA bayBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Hare creekHare creekBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1
Rating4
4
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3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6

NW
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
1.7

NW
1.3

WNW
1.8

NW
2.2

NW
2.4

SW
5.0

WNW
4.5

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)121113121111101218151716151413121212
Energy(?)7865067601025875664340964300624241456611372623435553451260425212228
Wind
(km/h)
5 ENE5
10 NW10
15 NW15
5 NE5
5 WNW5
10 WNW10
0 N0
10 SSE10
20 S20
20 SSE20
0 SSW0
15 WNW15
10 E10
10 SE10
5 SE5
5 NNE5
10 NNW10
20 NW20
Wind State(?)glassononcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:42PM
1.59
10:19AM
1.70

10:43PM
1.58
10:40AM
2.19

11:31PM
1.56
11:10AM
2.22

12:18AM
1.52
12:02PM
1.76

12:50AM
1.50
12:32PM
1.73

1:50AM
1.41
1:02PM
1.69

Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:52AM
0.14

4:26PM
0.23
4:31AM
0.23

5:02PM
0.57


5:48PM
0.05

5:44AM
0.44
6:27PM
0.01

6:18AM
0.55
7:06PM
0.00

6:53AM
0.65
7:47PM
0.02
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudslight rainsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
--------3----11---
High °C
192122172020121615151314121315161618
Low °C
181819151517121214121113121314151518
Chill °C (?)
192122172020111614141313121215161617
Sunrise
-7:26--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:31-
Sunset
--6:31--6:30--6:297:40-6:28--6:27--6:24
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.6

NW
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
1.9

NW
1.9

NW
1.7

NW
1.3

WNW
1.8

NW
2.2

NW
2.4

SW
5.0

WNW
4.5

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period (s)121113121111101218151716151413121212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.6

SSW
2.1

WNW

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0.5

SSW
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
Period (s)161918181716161512-1414141413132020
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.7

SW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.7

NW
Period (s)--------4--------4


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.