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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 beachManchester beachBlack point beachGualala rivermouthBlack point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchUsal beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.2

NW
1.3

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.2

NW
2.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
2.3

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.2

NW
Period(s) (?)11111515141414131388989109109
Energy(?)2852226756561042790861823681256650595107596396414751527816
Wind
(km/h)
10 W10
5 N5
15 S15
15 SW15
5 W5
10 WSW10
10 WSW10
5 NNW5
10 WNW10
20 NW20
10 N10
20 NW20
40 NW40
20 NNW20
20 NNW20
30 NW30
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
Wind State(?)onglasscross-
off
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:05PM
1.64
10:17AM
1.44

10:17PM
2.25
10:52AM
1.96

11:02PM
1.74
12:03PM
1.39

11:23PM
2.30
12:33PM
1.91

11:54PM
2.28
1:22PM
1.86

12:49AM
1.68

Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:22PM
0.02
4:05AM
0.17

3:59PM
0.66
4:46AM
0.53

4:38PM
0.77

5:35AM
-0.08
5:16PM
0.89

6:09AM
0.34
5:54PM
1.01

6:50AM
0.31
6:30PM
1.12

7:38AM
-0.18
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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Summary
clearclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
----3-33----------
High °C
141113141212131213141213131115151217
Low °C
1310101411111210111491012910141114
Chill °C (?)
13101213121113121213101110814131017
Sunrise
--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:13
Sunset
8:04--8:02--8:06--8:07--8:07--8:07--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.1

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.2

NW
1.3

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.8

WNW
0.7

NW
0.4

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
2.1

NW
1.6

NW
Period (s)1111151514141413131381214131313109
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.8

WNW
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
1.0

NW
0.4

S
0.3

SW
0.3

SW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.4

SW
Period (s)161510141416151414141214151414141416
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.3

WNW

-

-
0.6

WSW

-

-

-

-
1.4

WNW
2.2

NW
2.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.4

NW
2.3

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.2

NW
Period (s)-3--5----88989109109


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.