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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 bowlsBill s bowlsGoat rockSchooner gulchBill s bowlsDoran beachBlack point beachGualala rivermouthBlack point beachBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBolinasBolinasBolinas
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5

NW
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
2.1

NW
1.8

NW
1.6

NW
1.4

NW
1.7

NW
1.9

NW
4.5

WNW
4.5

WNW
4.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.4

WNW
3.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)131113121211101012181716151413131212
Energy(?)721506760124983659343362794513730124139941610730523024227417612327
Wind
(km/h)
5 NNE5
5 WNW5
10 W10
10 N10
5 WNW5
15 WNW15
10 NNW10
10 SSE10
15 SSE15
15 WNW15
10 WNW10
20 WNW20
10 NNW10
5 WNW5
15 WNW15
15 NW15
10 NNW10
15 NW15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crossoncross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:28PM
2.03
10:06AM
1.73

10:16PM
1.59
10:39AM
1.74

11:46PM
1.14
11:07AM
2.19

12:04AM
1.55
11:48AM
1.79

12:50AM
1.50
12:07PM
1.69

1:38AM
1.39
12:49PM
1.66

Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:45AM
0.56

4:16PM
0.23
4:20AM
0.23

4:56PM
0.14


5:35PM
0.06

5:44AM
0.46
6:27PM
0.01

6:11AM
0.55
7:58PM
0.01

7:02AM
0.72
7:28PM
0.02
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clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
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Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
--------14--------
High °C
212225161921121514141415111518161722
Low °C
191822161518121214121114101217151521
Chill °C (?)
21222515192110151313131491518161722
Sunrise
-7:24--7:24--7:28--7:26--7:28--7:26-
Sunset
--6:30--6:29--6:29--6:27--6:25--6:22
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.5

NW
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
2.1

NW
1.8

NW
1.6

NW
1.4

NW
1.7

NW
1.9

NW
4.5

WNW
4.5

WNW
4.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.5

WNW
Period (s)131113121211101012181716151413131212
Swell2 (m) & direction
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-
0.5

SSW
0.6

SSW

-
0.7

SSW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.6

SSW

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-

-

-

-

-
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)--1817-16161515------132019
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-
2.1

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
3.0

WNW
Period (s)---12-------------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.