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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 bowlsBolinasSchooner gulchBill s bowlsPoint arenaBlack point beachBill s bowlsBill s bowlsSchooner gulchBill s bowlsDrakes esteroSchooner gulchBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsGualala rivermouthBill s bowlsGualala rivermouth
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

WNW
1.3

W
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.1

NW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

WNW
0.8

WNW
1.3

WNW
0.9

SW
1.6

WNW
Period(s) (?)151414131212121211111112111114131711
Energy(?)11777031033596668304314239200261202549283242268560400653
Wind
(km/h)
5 S5
10 WNW10
10 N10
0 WNW0
15 NW15
10 N10
5 SSE5
10 W10
5 NNW5
5 WSW5
15 WNW15
5 NNW5
5 W5
10 W10
5 NNE5
0 NW0
10 W10
5 ESE5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glassoncross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
ononglassglassonoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:10AM
1.40
7:00PM
1.38

8:44AM
1.45
8:00PM
1.41
8:39PM
1.03
9:26AM
1.51

9:08PM
1.46
9:41AM
1.56

9:41PM
1.48
10:07AM
1.62

10:39PM
1.52
11:13AM
1.52

11:13PM
1.49
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:54PM
0.77

1:53AM
0.21

2:41PM
0.66
3:46AM
0.14

3:21PM
0.59
3:28AM
0.27

3:56PM
0.41
3:51AM
0.27

4:36PM
0.30
4:35AM
0.35
5:15AM
0.30
5:10PM
0.59
4:59AM
0.39
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
181915211816212216181713161612141715
Low °C
141914161616161915151512111611111715
Chill °C (?)
181914211815212216181712161511141715
Sunrise
7:24--7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:31--
Sunset
-6:28--6:30--6:27--6:24--6:23--6:22-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.7

WNW
1.3

W
1.7

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.1

NW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

WNW
0.8

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.6

WNW
Period (s)151414131212121211111112111114131211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

SSW
0.5

SW
0.7

SW
0.6

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.8

NW
0.5

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.6

NW
0.4

SW
0.2

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.5

SW
0.7

SW
0.8

WNW
0.9

SW
0.9

SW
0.9

SSW
Period (s)1615151515714146141419191810171716
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.4

NW
0.8

NW

-
0.9

NW
1.1

NW

-

-

-
0.6

NW
0.4

WNW
0.5

NW

-
0.4

WNW

-

-
0.2

W

-
Period (s)-65-56---666-4--4-


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.