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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 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Chadbourne gulchBig river 1Big river 1Usal beachBig river 1Big river 1Big river 1Gualala rivermouthBlack point beachBlack point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Hare creek
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
2.1

NW
1.8

NW
1.8

NW
1.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)121715151716151514991091010161515
Energy(?)755917151114601848305424151902117195812701861727721577122928373950
Wind
(km/h)
0 NE0
5 NW5
5 N5
0 NNW0
10 NNW10
5 ENE5
5 NNW5
20 NNW20
20 N20
20 NNW20
25 NNW25
15 NNE15
5 NNE5
10 NW10
10 E10
5 ESE5
5 WNW5
10 E10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
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off
High Tide
/ height (m)


8:38PM
1.29
8:08AM
1.87

9:42PM
1.32
8:50AM
1.89

10:25PM
1.35
9:16AM
1.89

11:08PM
1.38
9:33AM
2.29

11:29PM
1.77
10:28AM
1.87

12:08AM
1.78
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:16PM
0.62
1:41AM
0.63

3:05PM
0.09
2:24AM
0.72

3:46PM
0.00
3:06AM
0.79

4:22PM
-0.05
3:44AM
0.84

4:56PM
-0.09

4:20AM
0.88


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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
151513161515151510141412171614171513
Low °C
13131214141414148121211141413141312
Chill °C (?)
15151316151514148121210171614171513
Sunrise
7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:26--7:30--
Sunset
-4:51--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:53--4:53-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.6

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.3

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.3

NW
2.1

NW
1.8

NW
1.8

NW
1.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period (s)1213151517161515141413991010161515
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

W
1.4

WNW
1.5

W
1.0

NW
0.9

NW
0.2

SSW
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

SW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.2

WNW
0.3

WNW
1.1

NW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)191712181466131312141211161881615
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
1.1

NW

-

-

-

-
1.7

NW
2.3

NW
2.5

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)--6----789910------


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.