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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 (?)
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
2.5

S
2.5

SW
2.1

WSW
2.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.1

WNW
2.5

WSW
2.5

W
3.5

W
4.0

WNW
3.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW
1.6

NW
1.7

WNW
2.2

WNW
Period(s) (?)1715810111210101211121212111091414
Energy(?)355249811135910111421478227196718683620466029761867147744611931867
Wind
(km/h)
15
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Wind State(?)offoffoffcross-
off
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off
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off
offoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


10:38PM
8:53AM

8:16AM
11:29PM
9:33AM

11:49PM
10:19AM

12:05AM
10:48AM

12:40AM
11:26AM

1:01AM
Low Tide
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3:42PM
2:52AM

4:23PM
3:43AM

4:55PM

4:22AM
5:25PM

3:42PM
4:53AM
5:54PM

5:35AM
6:24PM

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Summary
cloudycloudyrain shwrsclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudylight rainheavy rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
--23----5111--------
High °C
13131212121113121010987989109
Low °C
101291010911119995597988
Chill °C (?)
111191011101096654466885
Sunrise
7:18--7:20--7:16--7:18--7:16--7:16--
Sunset
-5:37--5:37--5:38--5:39--5:40--5:43-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
1.5

W
2.5

SW
2.1

WSW
2.3

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.1

WNW
2.5

WSW
2.5

W
0.4

SSW
2.1

WSW
3.0

WNW
0.3

SSW
2.2

NW
1.6

NW
1.7

WNW
2.2

WNW
Period (s)13151210111210101211141312141091414
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.8

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.6

WSW
1.0

WNW
1.9

WSW
1.6

SW
1.1

SW
0.8

SW
0.4

SSW
0.5

SSW
1.3

WNW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.2

S
0.4

SSW
0.7

NW
0.8

WSW
0.9

WNW
Period (s)171516141198814141415151614171317
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.9

SSE
1.4

SSE
2.5

S

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-
0.9

SSE
1.5

SSE

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-
3.5

W
4.0

WNW
3.5

NW
3.0

NW
2.5

NW

-
1.6

NW

-
Period (s)458---46--1212121110-10-


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.