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Big River Surf Forecast / CAL – Mendocino County / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Friday 20 May 2022 PDT
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Big River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Big River sea temperature is 9.8 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.2 max: 15.0 min: 10.2 °C)
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Big River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Big River sea temperature is 9.8 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.2 max: 15.0 min: 10.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Big River (light winds from the N at Mendocino 1 km from Big River).

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Actual: 50 min ago

Light
10 km/h
N
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Big River this week:

The surf forecast for Big River over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 21) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 15s. Another secondary swell of 0.5m and 18s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Big River in the next 12 days are 3.5m 9s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 21) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 5s period and expected on Friday (May 27) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Sat 21st May)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Best Surf 5AM (Sat 21st May)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 8PM (Sat 21st May)11ft (3.5m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Big River over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wed
01
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
3
NW
3
NW
3.5
NW
3
NW
2.5
NW
3.5
NW
2.3
NW
2.2
NW
3.5
NW
3
NW
2.5
NW
3.5
NW
3
NW
2.2
NW
2.1
NW
1.7
NW
0.5
S
0.7
SSW
1
WNW
0.8
SSW
2.5
NW
2.2
NW
1.9
NW
2.3
NW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
SW
2.2
NW
3
NW
2.3
NW
1.7
WNW
1.8
NW
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15
N
20
NW
25
NNW
15
NNW
25
NW
35
NNW
20
NNW
30
NNW
35
NNW
15
NNW
20
NW
20
NNW
10
NNW
15
NW
5
WNW
10
NW
15
NW
15
NNW
15
NNW
25
NW
35
NW
15
NNW
20
NW
30
NW
15
NNW
20
NW
25
NW
10
N
15
NW
15
NNW
10
NNW
10
NW
15
NW
10
WNW
10
W
10
NW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross
3:12AM
1.67
5:58PM
1.33
4:24AM
1.51
6:53PM
1.40
5:44AM
1.36
7:40PM
1.49
7:07AM
1.25
8:20PM
1.58
8:24AM
1.19
8:56PM
1.65
9:34AM
1.16
9:29PM
1.70
10:36AM
1.16
9:59PM
1.74
11:31AM
1.16
10:28PM
1.75
12:21PM
1.16
10:58PM
1.75
1:08PM
1.17
11:28PM
1.73
1:53PM
1.17
12:00AM
1.69
2:38PM
1.16
9:22PM
0.83
10:38AM
-0.34
10:47PM
0.80
11:38AM
-0.21
12:15AM
0.69
12:34PM
-0.08
1:33AM
0.53
1:26PM
0.06
2:38AM
0.33
2:14PM
0.20
3:31AM
0.15
2:56PM
0.34
4:17AM
-0.02
3:36PM
0.48
4:58AM
-0.14
4:12PM
0.59
5:36AM
-0.23
4:48PM
0.69
6:12AM
-0.27
5:23PM
0.76
6:49AM
-0.28
5:58PM
0.82
7:26AM
-0.26
6:36PM
0.86

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Big River blow from the NE

Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wed
01
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Fri night, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Sat morning, fresh winds from the NNW by Sun afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Mon night, calm by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Thu night, min 8°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Thu night, fresh winds from the NW by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Big River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Big River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Big River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Big River surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Big River) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Big River may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Big River is 54 km (34 miles) from Ukiah. If you plan a vacation in Mendocino County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Ukiah. Ukiah has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.