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Mendocino County Surf

Detailed Mendocino County surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Mendocino County. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Mendocino County. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Mendocino County over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Mendocino County and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Mendocino County Surf Forecast

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Mendocino County Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Mendocino County Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Mendocino County coastline are also listed below.

Mendocino County Photos

Mendocino County Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Mendocino County
Black point beachBlack point beachVirgin creekBlack point beachBlack point beachChadbourne gulchBig river 1Black point beachBlack point beachBig river 1Chadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchChadbourne gulchBlack point beachBlack point beachBlack point beachBig river 1Big river 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9

WNW
2.4

W
2.5

W
2.2

W
1.5

W
1.9

W
1.8

W
1.4

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

NW
0.9

NW
0.9

NW
0.7

WNW
1.0

WNW
1.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
3.0

NW
Period(s) (?)11111212888887888161413714
Energy(?)901145220411280324512417238127791351121152123673427373757
Wind
(km/h)
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Wind State(?)offcross-
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off
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off
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off
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off
offglassglasscross-
off
offoffcross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:05PM
7:50AM

9:10PM
8:22AM

10:25PM
8:54AM

10:56PM
8:05PM
9:26AM

12:04AM
10:19AM

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10:45AM
Low Tide
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1:23AM

2:51PM
2:05AM
2:05PM

3:33PM
2:54AM

4:11PM
3:25AM

4:49PM

4:10AM
5:32PM
1:27AM

4:50AM
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-1263104---------114-
High °C
91112111111118109799891089
Low °C
9811101010979859779978
Chill °C (?)
6910109111179769976645
Sunrise
--7:18--7:20--7:18--7:22--7:20--7:22
Sunset
4:52--4:52--4:51--4:51--4:50--4:52--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.9

WNW
2.4

W
2.5

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2.2

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1.5

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1.9

W
1.8

W
1.4

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.0

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0.9

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0.9

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0.8

NW
1.0

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.1

S
Period (s)11111212888887888814131414
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.6

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.2

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.7

WNW
0.6

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

WSW
0.1

S
Period (s)1615141411121212111114131316881616
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.8

SSE

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1.4

SW
1.9

W

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0.2

NNW

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0.5

SSE
1.3

S
2.5

WNW
3.0

NW
Period (s)4---78---2----35714


Mendocino County Surf Breaks

Mendocino County has a mixture of sandy and rocky breaks, with a lot of breaks being inaccessible, Highway 1 runs most of this stretch of coast. The water tends to stay quite chilly so a 4/3 plus wetsuit will be needed year round. There are facilities all up and down the coast line, but don't be fooled into thinking this area holds a California paradise of surf, as most places are rocky and unrideable. Crowds are quite common and so are Sharks so beware.