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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.

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Sonoma County Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Sonoma County
Schooner gulchGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthSchooner gulchBill s bowlsDouble pointSchooner gulchBill s bowlsBill s bowlsSchooner gulchGualala rivermouthBill s bowlsPoint arenaGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthGualala rivermouthSchooner gulchGualala rivermouth
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2
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

NW
0.9

NW
1.1

NW
1.6

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

WNW
2.3

NW
1.6

NW
1.6

NW
3.0

NW
2.2

NW
1.4

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
Period(s) (?)88878889999999991010
Energy(?)1231041312531511306453994371328805343770599564626585546
Wind
(km/h)
10 NNW10
10 W10
15 WNW15
10 NNW10
5 WSW5
10 W10
15 NNW15
5 WSW5
10 W10
10 NNW10
10 W10
10 W10
10 N10
5 SW5
10 W10
0 SE0
10 SW10
10 SW10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
ononcross-
off
cross-
on
onglassoncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:18AM
1.85

3:11PM
1.63
2:26AM
1.76

4:02PM
2.11
3:34AM
1.94

4:50PM
1.70
4:43AM
1.36

5:41PM
1.73

5:59AM
1.20
6:58PM
1.28

7:38AM
1.53
7:20PM
1.78
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:28AM
-0.33

8:40PM
0.61
9:16AM
0.30

9:55PM
1.00
10:04AM
0.51

11:04PM
0.51
10:54AM
0.25

12:21AM
0.41
11:43AM
0.45

2:29AM
0.16
12:37PM
1.07

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
152121162321162425182325182323182021
Low °C
141721151719151924171925182022161721
Chill °C (?)
142121152321152425182325182323182021
Sunrise
-6:01--6:01--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:05-
Sunset
--8:37--8:30--8:34--8:34--8:35--8:34
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

NW
0.9

NW
0.4

S
0.4

S
1.1

NW
1.0

WNW
0.3

SSW
1.6

NW
1.6

NW
2.5

NW
2.2

NW
1.4

NW
2.2

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.7

NW
Period (s)88121288139999999991010
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.3

SW
0.3

S
0.2

SSW
0.3

SW
0.3

SW
0.3

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.5

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SW
Period (s)121214131313111318171717171616161917
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.0

NW

-
1.1

NW
1.6

NW

-

-
2.3

NW

-

-
3.0

NW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)8-87--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.