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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
Black point beachBig river 1Black point beachChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchSeaside creekBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Point arenaBig river 1Usal beachChadbourne gulch
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

W
0.9

WNW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.8

WNW
0.9

W
0.9

W
0.8

W
1.3

NW
2.1

NW
1.8

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
Period(s) (?)9141313121414131212116778889
Energy(?)295308286334248233178239247220151150403322842889555671
Wind
(km/h)
10 SSW10
0 NE0
10 W10
10 W10
5 N5
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
15 NW15
20 NW20
15 NNW15
30 NNW30
35 NW35
15 N15
10 NW10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
glasscross-
on
onglassononcross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:48PM
1.98
2:38AM
2.21

4:48PM
1.50
3:49AM
1.53

5:42PM
1.55

5:10AM
1.35
6:40PM
1.62

6:25AM
1.21
7:29PM
1.68

7:56AM
1.14

8:13PM
1.73
9:13AM
1.13
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:57PM
1.22
9:45AM
-0.31

10:09PM
0.66
10:38AM
-0.15

11:33PM
1.09
11:32AM
0.02

12:46AM
0.45
12:27PM
0.19

1:56AM
0.29
1:19PM
0.34

2:56AM
0.13

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
171418201723231521221420221516192027
Low °C
161314201619211317211216211213181620
Chill °C (?)
161418201723231421221320221414182027
Sunrise
--5:48--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:50--5:48
Sunset
8:42--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:45--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

W
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.9

W
0.9

W
0.8

W
0.6

W
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW

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0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

S
Period (s)914131312121213121211101214-191818
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.8

WNW
0.9

NW
0.7

NW
0.8

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

WNW

-
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
Period (s)15881515141414141313131512-141313
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-
0.8

NW
0.6

WNW
0.7

NW

-
0.7

NW
0.9

NW
1.1

NW
1.3

NW
2.1

NW
1.8

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
2.1

NW
Period (s)----844-5566778889


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.