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Manchester Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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Manchester Beach Surf Guide

Manchester Beach/Alder Creek in Mendocino County is a quite exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of sharks, rips, rocks and locals.

Manchester Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Manchester Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Manchester Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Manchester Beach sea temperature, Manchester Beach photographs, Manchester Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Manchester Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Mendocino County live weather stations and Manchester Beach 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 Manchester Beach

Manchester Beach Surf:

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 02:31 Local time
Thursday 09
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 13 7 14 7
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
NNW 20
NNW 25
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Point Arena, California, 4 km from Manchester Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Manchester Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-ANVC1, 7 km from Manchester Beach.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
12.1 °C

Current weather near Manchester Beach

Overall Manchester Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Manchester Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Manchester Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Manchester state beach waves, Manchester Beach photo

Manchester Beach

Photo credit: Benx

Manchester Beach Location Maps

Manchester Beach Location Map

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Surf spots located close to Manchester BeachShoreline around Manchester BeachRoads and rivers around Manchester Beach

Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - Mendocino County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Manchester Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Manchester Beach:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Manchester Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Manchester Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Point Arena
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Arena Cove
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Mendocino, Mendocino Bay
    22 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Noyo River
    30 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Manchester Beach is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 175 km (109 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Manchester Beach is Chico Muni Airport (CIC), also in USA, 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Third is Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in USA, 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 191 km (119 miles) away.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Manchester Beach and is 191 km (119 miles) away.
Manchester Beach break location map and break info