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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
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.4

NW
0.7

S
1.5

NW
2.3

NW
1.8

NW
0.8

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2.1

NW
2.1

NW
2.0

NW
3.0

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
1.8

NW
Period(s) (?)14141312121217889158989887
Energy(?)1832362613203785242682706945022906406865551147393328336
Wind
(km/h)
10 W10
10 WNW10
5 N5
5 W5
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
5 WNW5
10 WNW10
10 N10
10 W10
10 WNW10
5 N5
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
25 NNW25
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
0 N0
Wind State(?)ononglassononcross-
off
ononcross-
on
ononglassoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:12PM
1.75
3:27AM
1.49

4:13PM
1.70
4:46AM
1.31

4:58PM
1.76

6:09AM
1.20
5:43PM
1.70

7:39AM
1.17
6:53PM
1.66

8:56AM
1.19
7:34PM
1.70

Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:38AM
0.51

9:25PM
0.37
9:28AM
0.29

10:32PM
0.35
10:17AM
0.48

11:44PM
0.31
11:12AM
0.65

12:56AM
0.26
12:15PM
0.76

2:01AM
0.19
1:21PM
0.82

2:49AM
0.53
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
192015202113232517232721252615202116
Low °C
141814142013162517192618192412162014
Chill °C (?)
192015202111232517232721252613202116
Sunrise
6:26--6:28--6:28--6:31--6:31--6:31--
Sunset
-8:09--8:08--8:07--8:06--8:04--8:02-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

NW
0.8

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.4

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0.8

WNW
0.7

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2.0

NW
1.8

NW
1.3

NW
1.6

NW
1.6

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0.7

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0.6

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0.6

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0.5

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1.4

NW
Period (s)101413121212111689989141414147
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

WNW
0.3

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0.6

NW
0.4

SSW
0.5

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0.7

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0.7

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0.6

WNW
0.8

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0.9

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0.8

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0.7

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0.7

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0.1

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0.1

SW
0.2

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0.1

SW
0.5

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Period (s)14168141817171016151514142221202013
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.7

NW
0.8

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1.0

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1.1

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1.5

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2.3

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2.1

NW
2.1

NW
2.0

NW
3.0

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
1.8

NW
Period (s)-98--5888--8989887


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.