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Point Arena Surf Forecast / CAL – Mendocino County / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Saturday 26 Nov 2022 PST
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Point Arena surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Point Arena sea temperature is 11.7 °C (Statistics for 26 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 12.9 max: 15.3 min: 11.6 °C)
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Point Arena surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Point Arena sea temperature is 11.7 °C (Statistics for 26 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 12.9 max: 15.3 min: 11.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Point Arena (calm at BUOY-ANVC1 2 km from Point Arena).

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1 h 14 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Point Arena this week:

The surf forecast for Point Arena over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Nov 26) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 13s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Point Arena in the next 12 days are 4.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Dec 01) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 15s period and expected on Sunday (Nov 27) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Sat 26th Nov)10ft (3.0m) 13s
Best Surf 7PM (Mon 28th Nov)11ft (3.5m) 9s
Most Powerful10PM (Thu 1st Dec)13ft (4.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Point Arena over the next 12 days.

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Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
5455223211544220311115532311544332112334
Swell
Height Map
T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.33.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.57.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.81.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.105.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.129.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.153.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.177.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.201.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.225.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.249.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.273.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2
WNW
3
NW
3
NW
3
NW
3
NW
2.3
NW
3
NW
3
NW
3.5
NW
3
NW
2.2
NW
1.5
WNW
1.3
WNW
1
WNW
1.5
WNW
2.1
NW
3.5
NW
4
NW
3
NW
2.3
NW
1.6
NW
1.2
WNW
1.2
WNW
3.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.1
NW
1.5
NW
1.2
NW
0.9
NNW
0.7
NW
0.5
W
1.7
SSE
0.8
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
Period(s) (?)1414131281112914141313121610101414131211171610111111101099126181313
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)151632162929233511951242208915094649277415357344855054648694631589331161499597785714227416251473936424269138777617340431452927
Wind
(km/h)
20
NNW
25
NNW
10
N
15
NNW
35
NNW
30
NNW
30
NNW
40
NNW
35
NNW
20
N
20
NNW
5
ENE
15
SSE
15
SSE
25
SSE
20
NNW
10
WNW
10
ESE
5
E
10
NW
10
ENE
20
SSE
20
N
10
NNE
10
N
20
NNW
15
N
10
N
15
NNW
5
NE
5
SE
10
NW
5
NNE
15
NNW
25
NNW
20
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:39AM
2.11
2:14AM
1.44
12:31PM
2.02
3:14AM
1.46
1:31PM
1.88
4:13AM
1.51
2:39PM
1.71
5:08AM
1.59
3:59PM
1.54
5:56AM
1.68
5:25PM
1.41
6:39AM
1.78
6:49PM
1.34
7:18AM
1.87
8:06PM
1.32
7:54AM
1.94
9:12PM
1.33
8:28AM
1.98
10:11PM
1.36
9:00AM
1.99
11:03PM
1.38
9:32AM
1.98
11:50PM
1.40
Low Tide
/ height (m)
7:10PM
-0.43
6:37AM
0.99
8:04PM
-0.35
7:45AM
1.01
9:01PM
-0.23
9:07AM
0.98
9:58PM
-0.09
10:36AM
0.88
10:55PM
0.06
11:59AM
0.70
11:49PM
0.23
1:08PM
0.48
12:40AM
0.39
2:05PM
0.26
1:27AM
0.55
2:54PM
0.07
2:11AM
0.69
3:38PM
-0.08
2:53AM
0.82
4:18PM
-0.17
3:32AM
0.92
4:55PM
-0.21

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

Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
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Rain (mm)
-------1------179-----11-------------
Temp. °C1211121111111110999810101188799888778791099910111110
Low °C11111011111111106797998786887876676898891010118
Feels °C (?)869744410235564453655231122567778765
Sunrise7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:20--
Sunset-4:53--4:53--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat morning, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Sat night, strong winds from the NNW by Mon afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Wed night. Very mild (max 11°C on Wed night, min 6°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ENE on Tue night, strong winds from the NNW by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Fri morning, min 6°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the N by Sat afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 11°C on Wed morning, min 8°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Point Arena Surf forecast

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

Point Arena is 52 km (32 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.