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Big River ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Big River Spot ID

Big River Break photo

Big River

Photo credit: Tracy Middleton

Type: river

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.1 °C

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 15:22 Local time
Wednesday 26
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Wave (m) 1.5
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1.5
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Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NW 5
NNW 5
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Big River in Mendocino County is a reasonably exposed river break that has reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs


Tide Times:

At Mendocino, Mendocino Bay, California (0 km).

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Big River Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mendocino, 1 km from Big River.

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Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Big River

Overall Big River Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Surf stats for Big River: see the swell variation by month.


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Wind stats for Big River: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Big River Location Maps

Big River Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Big River:

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Wave buoys nearest to Big River:

Tide stations nearest to Big River:

  • Closest tide station
    Mendocino, Mendocino Bay
    0 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Albion
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Noyo River
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Fort Bragg Landing
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Westport
    23 mi

Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to Big River is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 175 km (109 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Big River is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU), also in USA, 199 km (124 miles) away.
Big River break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Big River, CAL - Mendocino County. Use the tab navigation above to view Big River sea temperature, Big River photographs, Big River detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Big River webcams, current wind from CAL - Mendocino County live weather stations and Big River tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Big River.