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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 (?)
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.2

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.5

NW
Period(s) (?)171616151413131212121212161514131313
Energy(?)158511437011565711735553125314827512798228822812246541830091933130313032304
Wind
(km/h)
10 NW10
5 NNW5
15 NW15
5 ENE5
10 SE10
5 W5
5 ENE5
10 NNW10
20 NW20
10 NNE10
5 NW5
10 NW10
10 NE10
0 S0
5 WNW5
5 NNE5
15 NNW15
25 NW25
Wind State(?)crossglasscrossglasscross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
offglasscross-
on
glassoncross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:11AM
1.52
11:55AM
1.76

3:35PM
0.61
3:47AM
0.92

1:43AM
1.41
12:55PM
1.69

2:31AM
1.35
1:28PM
1.62

3:24AM
1.30

2:05PM
1.55
4:26AM
1.32

2:50PM
1.54
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:45AM
0.44
6:28PM
0.01

9:15PM
0.04
7:07PM
0.00

6:54AM
0.65
7:47PM
0.02

7:30AM
0.75

8:29PM
0.06
8:16AM
0.91

9:20PM
0.12
9:06AM
0.98

rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
131314121416151617172123242627202118
Low °C
121213101115141416141922212123171618
Chill °C (?)
111313111416151616172123242627202117
Sunrise
-7:30--7:31--7:31--7:33--7:35--7:33-
Sunset
--6:28--6:27--6:24--6:23--6:22--6:21
Swell1 (m) & direction
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.2

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
0.5

S
Period (s)171616151413131212121212161514131314
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.4

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.6

WNW
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.4

SW
Period (s)141414141413132020211918171616151417
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

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-
1.5

NW
2.5

NW
Period (s)----------------713


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.