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Hare Creek ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.8

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Hare Creek break guidePhoto by: David Gillett

Hare Creek Surf Guide

Hare Creek in Mendocino County is a sandbar break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Crowds are never a problem here. Hazards include - Rocks - Pollution.

Hare Creek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hare Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hare Creek occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hare Creek 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 47% of the time in January while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hare Creek Location Map

Interactive Hare Creek 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 Hare Creek is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 173 km (107 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Hare Creek is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 207 km (129 miles) away.

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Hare Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 04:34 Local Time
Thursday 22
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 2.4
NW
2.3
NW
2.3
NW
2.3
NW
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
NNW 5
NW 15
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
glass cross-
on

Swell History at Hare Creek

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

Wind History at Hare Creek

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

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