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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
The fortDouble pointDoran beachDoran beachDillon beachDillon beachBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsGualala rivermouthBolinasGoat rockGoat rockSchooner gulchBill s bowlsRussian rivermouthBill s bowls
Rating5
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
2.2

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
0.9

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.1

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

NW
3.0

NW
2.2

NW
2.0

NW
1.6

NW
Period(s) (?)10101011111081212151515141413121211
Energy(?)200416711338131310516632792517145662098162215161231302014391022606
Wind
(km/h)
20 NNW20
20 NNW20
15 NNW15
5 N5
5 WSW5
5 ESE5
5 E5
5 WSW5
5 NE5
5 ESE5
5 WSW5
10 WNW10
25 NNW25
20 NNW20
15 N15
10 NE10
10 NW10
10 NE10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
on
offoffglassglassglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


10:50PM
1.36
10:10AM
1.30

11:43PM
1.37
10:15AM
1.77

12:08AM
1.38
10:48AM
1.74

1:24AM
1.25
11:49AM
1.52

2:00AM
1.25
12:26PM
1.46

1:59AM
1.39
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:04PM
-0.11
3:45AM
0.78
4:53AM
0.50
4:51PM
-0.12

4:37AM
0.89
5:23PM
-0.13

5:15AM
0.93
5:42PM
-0.14

6:29AM
0.85
6:17PM
-0.12
7:07PM
-0.11
7:10AM
0.87
6:53PM
-0.08

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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
15161116151416151214131213139141410
Low °C
12131012141213131112111010979117
Chill °C (?)
141591615141615121413111111614139
Sunrise
7:24--7:22--7:24--7:26--7:24--7:26--
Sunset
-4:52--4:52--4:53--4:54--4:53--4:54-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.5

WNW
2.4

NW
2.2

NW
1.8

NW
1.4

NW
1.2

NW
1.5

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.8

NW
0.3

S
2.2

NW
2.0

NW
1.6

NW
Period (s)1413121111108812121515141413121211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.2

WNW
0.7

NW
0.9

WNW
0.7

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

S
0.1

SW

-
0.2

WNW
0.6

WNW
Period (s)121414141416101216151414131318-1918
Wind waves (m) & direction
3.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.7

NW
1.9

NW
3.0

NW

-

-

-
Period (s)101010---------4813---


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.