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Sonoma County Surf

Detailed Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma County. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Sonoma County over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Sonoma County and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Sonoma County Surf Forecast

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Sonoma 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 Sonoma County Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Sonoma County coastline are also listed below.

Sonoma County Photos

Sonoma County Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Sonoma County
Black point beachBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsDrakes esteroBill s bowlsGualala rivermouthBill s bowlsGualala rivermouthSchooner gulchBolinasSchooner gulchSchooner gulchGoat rockDoran beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

W
1.0

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.9

WNW
1.6

W
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.3

WNW
Period(s) (?)17161514141312111115151414131313138
Energy(?)91316341452103269353441226022261675213361333933118811891261654
Wind
(km/h)
10 SSE10
10 SW10
0 E0
5 SW5
10 WSW10
5 NNW5
10 W10
20 WNW20
5 WNW5
10 SW10
20 WSW20
5 NNW5
10 WNW10
25 WNW25
20 NNW20
25 NNW25
30 WNW30
20 NW20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


8:22PM
1.54
7:48AM
1.46

9:05PM
1.62
8:55AM
1.47

9:43PM
1.68
9:54AM
1.47

10:18PM
1.72
10:49AM
1.46

10:51PM
1.73
11:49AM
1.42

11:22PM
1.73
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:34PM
0.45

2:14AM
0.51

2:23PM
-0.00
3:09AM
0.34

3:12PM
0.06
3:57AM
0.17

3:56PM
0.15
4:41AM
0.04

4:37PM
0.26

5:35AM
-0.09
5:23PM
0.34

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rain showers
clear
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
151612151713161313131412121412121512
Low °C
11141011151011131012141010131111149
Chill °C (?)
14161215171216111212131111121091310
Sunrise
6:24--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:18--
Sunset
-7:58--7:59--7:58--8:00--7:59--8:01-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.6

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

W
1.0

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.9

WNW
0.6

WSW
1.9

WNW
1.9

WNW
0.5

S
0.5

WNW
Period (s)171615141413121111151514141413131412
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.0

WNW

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-

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-

-

-
0.4

SSW

-
0.9

WNW

-
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.3

SSW
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.3

SW
0.5

W
Period (s)12------16-10-14161515141513
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.4

WNW

-

-

-

-
1.6

W

-
1.7

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.3

WNW
Period (s)--------4----13-7138


Sonoma County Surf Breaks

Surfing isn't the first thing that springs to mind when you look at the Sonoma coast. Large cliffs, rocky coves and deep waters make it a nightmare to get to a wave never mind surf one. Local knowledge is a must in this area as surfable beaches are very few and far between. Salmon Creek is the most well known spot, where most surfers will congregate. Secret spots are hidden all up and down but finding them from the top of the cliffs that line highway 1 will be no easy task. Scope out where you're going first, a surfers leg is high on a Great White Shark's lunch list.