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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
Dillon beachDoran beachBolinasBill s bowlsBolinasGoat rockGualala rivermouthDoran beachGoat rockBill s bowlsRussian rivermouthBill s bowlsBlack point beachBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBlack point beachBill s bowlsDillon beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1

WNW
1.2

W
2.2

WNW
2.2

NW
1.9

WNW
2.2

NW
2.1

NW
1.4

WNW
1.6

NW
1.3

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
Period(s) (?)15159101013131212171615141313121211
Energy(?)58961981291369717101344585760913185116661189817526419306202
Wind
(km/h)
5 W5
20 WNW20
10 NW10
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
5 NNW5
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
5 NNW5
5 W5
10 W10
0 ENE0
10 S10
10 SSW10
5 SE5
10 S10
10 WSW10
5 NW5
Wind State(?)oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
ononglasscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)

6:06PM
1.19
4:40AM
1.41

7:55PM
1.34

5:29AM
1.49

8:14PM
1.05
7:15AM
1.06

8:22PM
1.54
8:01AM
1.46

9:46PM
1.18
8:57AM
1.94


Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:22AM
-0.14

11:17PM
0.77
12:06PM
-0.12

12:05AM
0.84
12:39PM
-0.05

2:17AM
0.42


2:14AM
0.51

3:32PM
-0.00
4:17AM
0.21

3:13PM
0.57

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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
161914191916192017202217181713141512
Low °C
111810121815151914152114151510111510
Chill °C (?)
161913191915192017202217181713131411
Sunrise
6:26--6:26--6:26--6:24--6:22--6:22--
Sunset
-7:53--7:52--7:55--7:58--7:59--8:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.6

WNW
1.2

W
2.2

WNW
2.2

NW
0.8

WNW
2.2

NW
2.1

NW
1.4

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
Period (s)8159101413131212171615141313121211
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.1

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.9

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.7

W
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.3

SSW
0.5

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.4

S

-
0.3

S
0.4

WNW

-
0.5

S

-
0.4

SSW
Period (s)1518141413151414191213-125-16-15
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.7

WNW

-

-
1.9

WNW
3.0

NW

-

-
1.6

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-8--1010--12---------


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.