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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
Schooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Seaside creekBig river 1De haven creekBig river 1Usal beachSeaside creekBig river 1Big river 1Gualala rivermouthChadbourne gulchSchooner gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulch
Rating3
3
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

WNW
0.9

W
0.9

W
0.8

W
1.1

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.2

NW
1.6

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
Period(s) (?)1312121166788888998999
Energy(?)2392472201518728735553910296455151083146173633311927451147
Wind
(km/h)
20 NNW20
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
10 NNW10
20 NW20
15 NW15
15 NNW15
15 NW15
30 NW30
15 N15
15 NW15
30 NW30
10 NNW10
5 WSW5
10 WNW10
20 NNW20
15 NW15
15 NW15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
ononcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:10AM
1.35
6:26PM
1.65

6:32AM
1.21
7:29PM
1.68

7:56AM
1.14

8:06PM
1.73
9:06AM
1.13







Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:28PM
0.58
11:32AM
0.02

12:47AM
0.45
12:26PM
0.19

1:56AM
0.29
1:19PM
0.34

2:57AM
0.13

2:11PM
0.47






partially cloudy
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
111818131521142319212421182326162123
Low °C
111317111221121719151720172124121722
Chill °C (?)
91818111421122318212421172326152123
Sunrise
-5:47--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:50--5:48-
Sunset
--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:45
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.8

WNW
0.9

W
0.9

W
0.8

W
0.6

W
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
2.2

NW
2.2

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
Period (s)1312121110131420191818179915141416
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

WNW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.3

S
Period (s)141413131315121214131312161618171714
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.6

NW
0.4

WNW
0.9

NW
0.8

NW
1.1

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.1

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW

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1.6

NW
3.0

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
Period (s)8345667888889-8999


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.