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Cape Mendocino ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Cape Mendocino Surf Forecast / CAL – Humboldt / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Friday 07 May 2021 PDT
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Cape Mendocino surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cape Mendocino sea temperature is 9.3 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.8 max: 13.3 min: 10.1 °C)
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Cape Mendocino surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cape Mendocino sea temperature is 9.3 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.8 max: 13.3 min: 10.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Cape Mendocino (strong winds from the NNW at Fortuna 27 km from Cape Mendocino).

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27 km away, 1 h 23 min ago

Strong
43 km/h
NNW
12.0
9.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cape Mendocino this week:

The surf forecast for Cape Mendocino over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 19s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cape Mendocino in the next 12 days are 3.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 9s period and expected on Sunday (May 09) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Mon 10th May)6ft (1.9m) 11s
Best Surf11AM (Mon 10th May)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sat 8th May)11ft (3.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cape Mendocino 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
Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
0000000011000010010010000011002000000
T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
2.5
NW
3.5
NW
3
NW
3
NW
0.3
SW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.3
SW
3
NW
0.4
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
0.6
S
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
2.1
NW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.3
NW
2.2
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
3
NW
2.5
NW
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15232026156311473544443415417527024234734124723822518625147041649145341240753055049340211719811199111211571255958
40
N
35
N
40
N
35
N
35
N
35
N
40
N
35
N
35
N
35
N
30
N
30
N
25
N
20
N
25
NNW
30
N
25
N
30
N
30
N
25
N
30
N
35
N
40
NNW
40
N
35
N
30
N
30
N
30
N
30
N
30
N
35
N
35
N
35
N
40
N
35
N
35
N
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9:55PM
1.64
10:18AM
1.32
10:22PM
1.66
11:09AM
1.31
10:46PM
1.68
11:57AM
1.30
11:09PM
1.69
12:42PM
1.29
11:33PM
1.69
1:27PM
1.27
12:00AM
1.68
2:13PM
1.25
12:30AM
1.66
3:01PM
1.23
1:05AM
1.62
3:53PM
1.22
1:44AM
1.56
4:49PM
1.23
2:30AM
1.50
5:45PM
1.26
3:26AM
1.43
6:34PM
1.31
4:32AM
1.36
3:35PM
0.23
4:34AM
0.22
4:13PM
0.34
5:11AM
0.09
4:48PM
0.45
5:44AM
-0.02
5:21PM
0.56
6:16AM
-0.09
5:54PM
0.67
6:48AM
-0.15
6:28PM
0.77
7:20AM
-0.18
7:02PM
0.86
7:55AM
-0.19
7:39PM
0.93
8:35AM
-0.17
8:22PM
0.99
9:19AM
-0.14
9:18PM
1.03
10:09AM
-0.10
10:31PM
1.03
11:04AM
-0.06
11:52PM
0.97
12:01PM
-0.01

Note: the tide data above is for Cape Mendocino, California which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cape Mendocino.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cape Mendocino blow from the E

Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
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clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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8:19--8:20--8:21--8:22--8:22--8:23--8:24--8:25--8:27--8:28--8:28--8:29--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat afternoon, min 7°C on Fri night). Mainly strong winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Mainly strong winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Tue night). Mainly strong winds.

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Information about the Cape Mendocino Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cape Mendocino provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Cape Mendocino can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cape Mendocino 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 (Cape Mendocino) 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 Cape Mendocino 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.

Cape Mendocino is 47 km (29 miles) from Eureka. If you plan a vacation in Humboldt County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Eureka. Eureka has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.