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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
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

SW
1.9

W
2.4

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.2

WNW
4.0

W
3.5

W
4.0

W
4.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

NW
1.2

NW
2.4

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.4

WNW
2.1

WNW
Period(s) (?)10121110108121213121211151414131212
Energy(?)144610131447478274226830504633578632442324144569323792748191317641215
Wind
(km/h)
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5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


11:08PM
9:33AM

8:53AM
11:37PM
10:19AM

12:14AM
10:48AM

12:34AM
11:38AM

1:06AM
12:09PM

1:32AM
Low Tide
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4:23PM
3:34AM

4:52PM

4:22AM
5:25PM

4:53AM
5:55PM

5:38AM
4:22PM
6:20PM

6:21AM
6:48PM

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1312101312121010979891110111211
Low °C
1110911119101066879109101110
Chill °C (?)
111091199875455910991010
Sunrise
7:20--7:16--7:18--7:16--7:16--7:13--
Sunset
-5:37--5:38--5:39--5:42--5:43--5:44-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.5

SW
2.2

SW
2.4

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.2

WNW
0.4

SSW
3.0

W
4.0

W
4.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
0.8

SSW
1.7

W
1.3

NW
2.4

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
1.2

WNW
2.1

WNW
Period (s)10101110101412121312141271414131512
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

WNW
1.9

W
1.5

SSW
1.1

SW
0.8

SW
0.5

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.4

WSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SW
1.2

NW
0.3

SSW
0.7

NW
0.8

WNW
0.4

SW
1.1

WNW
Period (s)141299814141414151416151317161414
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-
0.7

SSE
1.3

SSE
4.0

W
3.5

W
4.0

W
4.0

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

NW

-
2.4

WNW
1.5

NW
Period (s)---458121213121211766-127


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.