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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 gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBlack point beachA bayA bayBig river 1Big river 1Hare creekBig river 1Hare creekBig river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Schooner gulchBig river 1Big river 1
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

NW
1.7

NW
1.3

WNW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

SW
1.7

SW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
Period(s) (?)121110121214141615141313121312131316
Energy(?)752664340872116216651052122197701360639193148267527952340306536725949
Wind
(km/h)
10 NW10
10 WNW10
5 WNW5
10 SE10
20 SSE20
15 SE15
15 SSE15
15 NW15
5 ENE5
10 SE10
5 W5
5 NE5
5 N5
25 NW25
15 N15
20 NNW20
15 NNW15
5 NE5
Wind State(?)ononglasscross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
crossglasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:46AM
1.78

11:31PM
1.56
11:31AM
1.76

12:11AM
1.52
11:55AM
1.76

12:57AM
1.47
12:32PM
1.73

1:28AM
1.85
12:55PM
1.69


4:31AM
0.92
4:28PM
0.48

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:02PM
0.57

5:09AM
0.33
5:48PM
0.05

5:45AM
0.44
6:28PM
0.01

6:18AM
0.55
7:06PM
0.00

6:54AM
0.65
7:47PM
0.02
9:45PM
0.05
11:13AM
0.12

9:58PM
0.07
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clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
----1-------------
High °C
182012151411121412131515151615172021
Low °C
141611121311111411111514131614161919
Chill °C (?)
18201114139101311131515151514162021
Sunrise
7:26--7:28--6:31--7:31--7:31--7:31--
Sunset
-6:30--6:29--6:28--6:27--6:25--6:23-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.7

NW
1.7

NW
1.3

WNW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

SW
1.7

SW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
Period (s)121110121214141615141313121312131316
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW

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-
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.5

S
0.4

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.8

WNW
0.4

S
Period (s)1616161515--1414141313202021191817
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-
0.7

SSE

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
3.0

WNW
3.5

WNW

-
Period (s)-----4---------1313-


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.