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Ward Avenue ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Ward Avenue Surf Guide

Ward Avenue in Mendocino County is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include sharks, rips, rocks and locals.

Ward Avenue Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ward Avenue:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ward Avenue 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 Ward Avenue (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ward Avenue 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 Ward Avenue Location Map

Interactive Ward Avenue 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 Ward Avenue is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 168 km (104 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ward Avenue is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 207 km (129 miles) away.

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Ward Avenue Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 06:28 Local Time
Saturday 08
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 25
NW 35
NW 40
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Ward Avenue

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

Wind History at Ward Avenue

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

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