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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 beachNavarro rivermouthChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthBig river 1Big river 1Black point beachBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchGualala rivermouthManchester beachGualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulch
Rating3
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.3

NW
0.8

NW
0.9

NW
0.6

NW
0.8

NW
0.4

SSW
0.5

NW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.5

S
0.9

SSE
1.3

SSE
1.0

SSE
1.1

SSE
Period(s) (?)11111010998128181113191716151515
Energy(?)2872203031081296184503580253561147446725507589
Wind
(km/h)
5 NE5
5 SSW5
10 WNW10
5 ENE5
5 W5
5 W5
10 NW10
10 WSW10
10 W10
5 ENE5
10 SSE10
15 SSW15
10 ESE10
15 SSE15
15 SSW15
10 ESE10
10 SSE10
10 NW10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:14AM
1.62
12:38PM
1.64

12:52AM
1.93
12:55PM
2.11

1:41AM
1.84
1:44PM
1.72

2:36AM
1.74

2:26PM
1.70
3:42AM
1.66

3:12PM
1.69


3:45PM
2.09
Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:21AM
0.29
6:49PM
0.23

6:44AM
0.83
7:27PM
0.61

7:29AM
0.54

8:15PM
0.57
8:03AM
0.61

9:09PM
0.54
8:35AM
1.20

10:14PM
0.09
9:47AM
0.85

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearrain shwrssome cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsheavy rain
Rain (mm)
------------1---216
High °C
182322212327191817141819161717151615
Low °C
161821202022151516131318151617151414
Chill °C (?)
182322212327191817141819161716151615
Sunrise
-7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11-
Sunset
--7:04--7:02--7:00--7:00--6:58--6:55
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.3

NW
0.8

NW
0.9

NW
0.6

NW
0.8

NW
0.5

NW
0.5

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.5

SSE
0.9

SSE
1.3

SSE
1.0

SSE
1.1

SSE
Period (s)11111010998888813191416151515
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

SSW
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

NNW
0.3

SSW
0.5

S
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

W
0.6

WSW
Period (s)16141414131312121218118131712694
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.2

SSE
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.5

SSW

-
0.5

S
0.7

W
Period (s)----------24455-64


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.