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Virgin Creek Surf Guide

Virgin Creek in Mendocino County is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Take care of sharks, rips, rocks and locals.

Virgin Creek Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Virgin Creek:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Virgin 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 54% of the time in January while 44% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Virgin Creek Location Map

Interactive Virgin 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 Virgin Creek is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 171 km (106 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Virgin Creek is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 207 km (129 miles) away.

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Virgin Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 August 2022, 11:38 Local Time
Sunday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Virgin Creek

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

Wind History at Virgin Creek

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

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