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Chadbourne Gulch ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Chadbourne Gulch break guidePhoto by: Wendy Myers

Chadbourne Gulch Surf Guide

Chadbourne Gulch/Blues Beach in Mendocino County is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of sharks, rips, rocks and locals.

Chadbourne Gulch Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chadbourne Gulch:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chadbourne Gulch occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Chadbourne Gulch (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chadbourne Gulch with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in January while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chadbourne Gulch Location Map

Interactive Chadbourne Gulch surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Chadbourne Gulch is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 166 km (103 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Chadbourne Gulch is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 209 km (130 miles) away.

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Chadbourne Gulch Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 00:48 Local Time
Thursday 15
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WNW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 14 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 5
ENE 5
NE 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Chadbourne Gulch

Surf stats for Chadbourne Gulch, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Chadbourne Gulch

Wind stats for Chadbourne Gulch, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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