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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 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Gualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachBlack point beachBlack point beachBlack point beachChadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.4

NW
2.5

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
1.4

WNW
1.5

NW
1.5

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
Period(s) (?)13151591413131312121616141413131212
Energy(?)4511014291379821352549158913445826251223182813931032722534365233
Wind
(km/h)
20 NNW20
15 NW15
15 NW15
15 NNW15
15 NW15
15 NW15
10 N10
10 WNW10
10 W10
10 N10
5 W5
5 WNW5
5 NNE5
10 S10
10 SSW10
10 SE10
10 SSW10
10 WSW10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
ononcross-
off
ononglasscross-
off
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off
offcross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:19AM
1.69

5:37PM
1.24
4:15AM
2.23

6:54PM
1.29

5:38AM
1.52
7:54PM
1.37

6:50AM
1.48

8:37PM
1.46
8:11AM
1.46

9:27PM
1.56
9:10AM
1.45

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:03PM
0.72
10:31AM
-0.20

10:27PM
1.39
11:37AM
0.40

11:41PM
0.80
12:40PM
-0.13

1:05AM
0.67
1:42PM
-0.10

2:16AM
0.52

2:34PM
-0.05
3:14AM
0.34

3:23PM
0.02
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partially cloudy
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
111719121720142021142122151918141416
Low °C
91118101220131520141520141617101115
Chill °C (?)
91719101720142021132122151918141316
Sunrise
-6:28--6:26--6:26--6:24--6:22--6:22-
Sunset
--7:59--8:00--8:00--8:01--8:00--8:04
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

WNW
1.5

WNW
0.5

S
1.3

WNW
0.5

S
0.5

S
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
1.4

WNW
1.5

NW
1.5

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
Period (s)131518141616131312121616141413131212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

NW
0.5

S
0.3

SW
0.5

S
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.8

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.5

S
0.5

NW
0.4

WNW
0.4

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.6

S
Period (s)1618141714131514141812136618171616
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.3

NW
1.5

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.4

NW
2.5

NW

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1.3

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)671591413---7--------


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.