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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 rivermouthBlack point beachBlack point beachBig river 1Black point beachGualala rivermouthBlack point beachGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBig river 1Black point beachBlack point beachBlack point beachBlack point beachBlack point beachBig river 1Big river 1Casper creek
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.6

WNW
2.1

S
1.7

S
1.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.4

W
2.3

W
4.5

WSW
3.5

W
3.0

W
Period(s) (?)1413131212111110106712141312121212
Energy(?)100265152232324622515811874379311265126719221622550731142219
Wind
(km/h)
10 ESE10
5 ESE5
5 WNW5
5 E5
5 ESE5
5 WNW5
10 ESE10
15 SE15
25 SE25
20 ESE20
15 SSE15
15 SSW15
5 WNW5
20 S20
30 SSW30
35 SSW35
0 S0
5 SE5
Wind State(?)offglassglasscross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

7:40AM
1.58

7:47PM
1.28
7:59AM
2.09

8:49PM
1.32
8:26AM
2.19

9:33PM
1.37
9:08AM
1.85

10:12PM
1.81
9:28AM
2.37

11:01PM
1.83
10:03AM
2.43

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:47AM
0.79

1:57PM
0.96
1:33AM
0.41

2:35PM
0.77
2:11AM
0.47

3:12PM
0.57
2:50AM
0.53

3:55PM
-0.02
3:19AM
1.04

4:30PM
0.22
3:59AM
1.11

5:13PM
0.11
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
heavy rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
rain showers
Summary
clearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsheavy rainrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsheavy rainlight rainrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
---------1212641135421
High °C
111613121715141716151514131514151313
Low °C
101312121613121614131513121414131313
Chill °C (?)
101613121715131615141413131312131313
Sunrise
-7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:07-
Sunset
--4:58--4:57--4:57--4:55--4:55--4:54
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.6

WNW
1.4

S
1.7

S
1.3

SSW
1.8

WNW
2.4

W
2.3

W
0.2

SSW
3.5

W
3.0

W
Period (s)141313121211111010777141312181212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.5

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

WNW
0.7

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.4

SW
Period (s)141413131516167717161261716161616
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.4

SSE
1.1

S
2.1

S

-
1.5

SSW

-

-
0.2

S
4.5

WSW

-

-
Period (s)-------346-6--912--


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.