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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 1Black point beachBlack point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Gualala rivermouthBig river 1Big river 1Usal beachDe haven creekBig river 1Chadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulch
Rating5
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3

W
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
2.1

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

WNW
1.6

WNW
Period(s) (?)1212121715151716151514989991315
Energy(?)162211377809171511165818483054241519021171106576011547033004401087
Wind
(km/h)
10 NW10
10 NNE10
5 N5
5 NW5
5 NNE5
0 NNW0
5 NW5
10 ENE10
0 NE0
15 NNW15
15 N15
10 NNE10
25 NNW25
10 NNE10
5 ESE5
5 W5
10 E10
5 E5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)

7:29PM
1.27
7:31AM
1.84

8:22PM
1.65
8:08AM
1.87

9:18PM
1.68
8:50AM
1.89

10:32PM
1.35
9:16AM
1.89

11:08PM
1.38
9:48AM
1.89

11:29PM
1.77
10:21AM
1.87
Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:52AM
0.52

2:22PM
0.21
1:30AM
1.02

3:06PM
0.09
2:12AM
1.10

3:45PM
0.00
3:05AM
0.79

4:22PM
-0.05
3:44AM
0.84

4:56PM
-0.09

4:21AM
0.88
clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
151316151316151615151117151217141418
Low °C
141214131214151515131014131114131415
Chill °C (?)
15121515131615161514917131117141418
Sunrise
--7:24--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:26--7:30
Sunset
4:52--4:51--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.3

W
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.0

NW
1.3

WNW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
1.4

NW
1.2

NW
1.6

WNW
Period (s)1212121315151716151514913999815
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

W
1.2

WNW
1.5

W
0.9

NW
0.7

NW
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
1.4

WNW
0.2

WSW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

NW
Period (s)141420171218146613131410121110137
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.4

NW

-
0.9

NW

-

-

-

-

-
1.1

NW
1.9

NW
2.5

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-4-5-----68989----


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.