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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 beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Usal beachChadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

W
1.6

WNW
2.3

W
2.3

W
1.9

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.2

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.9

WNW
Period(s) (?)151414141312121217161517161515141414
Energy(?)8491106925972171216221100755939153114802040324626182104144310041322
Wind
(km/h)
10 E10
5 E5
10 NW10
5 ENE5
5 NE5
10 NNW10
5 NNE5
5 NNW5
5 NW5
5 N5
5 NNW5
5 NW5
5 NNE5
15 NNW15
30 NNW30
20 NNW20
10 NNW10
15 NW15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
onoffglasscross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

6:03AM
1.74
6:10PM
1.30

6:40AM
2.18

7:17PM
1.63
7:20AM
2.22

8:38PM
1.29
8:08AM
1.87

9:35PM
1.32
8:43AM
1.89

10:25PM
1.35
9:16AM
1.89

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:03PM
0.24
12:27PM
0.52

11:58PM
0.39

1:25PM
0.77
12:46AM
0.91

2:22PM
0.21
1:41AM
0.63

3:05PM
0.09
2:25AM
0.72

3:35PM
0.38
3:06AM
0.79


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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
151917161715131516131616141414121414
Low °C
151616151515121413131414131413111212
Chill °C (?)
151917161714131416131616141312101313
Sunrise
-7:22--7:24--7:26--7:26--7:28--7:30-
Sunset
--4:52--4:52--4:51--4:51--4:52--4:52
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.4

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.5

W
1.6

WNW
2.3

W
2.3

W
1.9

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.2

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.9

WNW
Period (s)151414141312121212161517161515141414
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

WSW
0.5

SSW
0.5

SSW
1.3

WSW
0.8

W
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

W
1.4

WNW
1.6

W
1.1

NW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.2

WNW
Period (s)10141412161414191712181461313131222
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
0.4

NW

-
0.8

WNW
1.2

NW

-
1.0

NW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW

-
1.5

NW
0.9

NW
1.1

NW
Period (s)------4-56-666-665


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.