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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
Bill s bowlsDrakes esteroSchooner gulchBill s bowlsGoat rockSchooner gulchGualala rivermouthBill s bowlsGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthBill s bowlsBlack point beachGoat rockBlack point beachBlack point beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1

NW
1.0

WNW
2.2

NW
1.6

NW
1.8

NW
2.5

NW
2.4

NW
1.5

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
1.6

NW
1.1

NW
0.6

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SW
Period(s) (?)88899999999991018171616
Energy(?)1331235893995261185973383788612564481466204211351347268
Wind
(km/h)
10 W10
15 WNW15
15 NNW15
5 WSW5
10 W10
10 NNW10
5 W5
10 WSW10
5 N5
5 SSW5
10 WSW10
0 NNE0
10 SSW10
10 WSW10
0 NNW0
10 SW10
10 W10
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
ononglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
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on
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:52PM
1.68
4:00AM
1.09

4:49PM
2.11
4:34AM
1.32

5:41PM
1.73

5:59AM
1.20
6:58PM
1.28

7:35AM
1.15
7:20PM
1.78

8:54AM
1.57
8:00PM
2.19

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:02AM
-0.11

10:56PM
0.36
11:31AM
0.07

11:00PM
0.49
10:54AM
0.25

12:21AM
0.41
11:43AM
0.45

1:33AM
0.71
12:43PM
0.61

2:34AM
0.16
1:35PM
1.17

3:21AM
0.49
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Summary
clearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
201415232617222319222219222420232320
Low °C
141415182516182317182118192319192218
Chill °C (?)
201314232616222319222219222420232320
Sunrise
6:01--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--
Sunset
-8:31--8:32--8:34--8:35--8:31--8:32-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.1

NW
1.0

WNW
0.3

SSW
1.6

NW
1.8

NW
0.3

SW
2.4

NW
1.5

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
1.6

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

NW
1.0

NW
0.9

NW
0.8

NW
Period (s)8813991799999991010999
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.3

S
0.2

SSW
0.3

SW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.5

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SW
Period (s)131211131813161717161616191718171616
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
2.2

NW

-

-
2.5

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)--8--9------------


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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.