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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 bowlsGualala rivermouthBlack point beachBill s bowlsMystosBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBolinasSchooner gulchBolinasBolinasBolinasBill s bowlsSchooner gulchBill s bowlsBill s bowlsBolinas
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
2.2

NW
4.5

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.5

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.2

WNW
Period(s) (?)101112171716151414131313121213161515
Energy(?)3856381256120301260510920709137192427339320562241189618663233525633312090
Wind
(km/h)
10 NW10
10 SE10
20 SSE20
15 WNW15
15 NNW15
20 WNW20
15 NNW15
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
10 NNE10
10 NNW10
15 WNW15
10 NNW10
0 W0
15 NNW15
5 NE5
5 ENE5
5 N5
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
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off
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:18PM
1.56
11:10AM
2.22

11:52PM
1.51
11:38AM
1.72

12:43AM
1.91
12:10PM
2.20

1:25AM
1.39
12:36PM
1.65

2:13AM
1.34
1:09PM
1.59

3:06AM
1.29
1:48PM
1.52

Low Tide
/ height (m)


5:35PM
0.06

5:34AM
0.44
6:20PM
0.43

6:09AM
0.98
6:50PM
0.01

6:48AM
0.66
7:28PM
0.02

7:28AM
0.77

8:09PM
0.05
8:14AM
0.86

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
131314141415121516151620172222242630
Low °C
111314111115101016151419171620212029
Chill °C (?)
121313131314101515151620162222242630
Sunrise
-7:28--7:26--7:28--7:26--7:30--7:31-
Sunset
--6:29--6:27--6:23--6:22--6:23--6:20
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
2.2

NW
4.5

WNW
5.0

WNW
4.5

WNW
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.2

WNW
Period (s)101112171716151414131313121213161515
Swell2 (m) & direction
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0.7

SSW
0.6

SSW

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0.6

S

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0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.9

WNW
1.9

WNW

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-
0.4

SSW
Period (s)-1515-14---13132019191518--16
Wind waves (m) & direction
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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.