Mendocino County
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Mendocino County surf and weather forecast based on Point Arena

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a south wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
MondayMonday<br>Rain.  High near 54. Windy, with a southeast wind 21 to 26 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday<br>A 40 percent chance of showers after 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. South southeast wind 5 to 13 mph.
Wednesday<br>Rain before 11am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am.  High near 55. Windy.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Thursday<br>A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Friday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Saturday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
01AM-5mph from the N
04AM-3mph from the ESE
10AM-11mph from the SSE
01PM-13mph from the S
04PM-14mph from the SSE
10PM-17mph from the SE
01AM-19mph from the SE
04AM-21mph from the SE
10AM-16mph from the ESE
01PM-24mph from the SE
04PM-25mph from the SSE
10PM-12mph from the SW
01AM-8mph from the WSW
04AM-4mph from the SW
10AM-12mph from the SE
01PM-15mph from the SSE
04PM-17mph from the SSE
10PM-26mph from the S
01AM-20mph from the SSW
04AM-19mph from the SW
10AM-16mph from the SSW
01PM-12mph from the SW
04PM-12mph from the SW
10PM-11mph from the W
01AM-7mph from the W
04AM-7mph from the W
10AM-5mph from the W
01PM-6mph from the W
04PM-6mph from the W
10PM-7mph from the W
01AM-5mph from the NNW
04AM-5mph from the NNW
10AM-5mph from the N
01PM-7mph from the WNW
04PM-7mph from the WNW
10PM-8mph from the NW
01AM-5mph from the NNW
04AM-5mph from the NNW
10AM-4mph from the N
01PM-6mph from the WNW
04PM-6mph from the WNW
10PM-6mph from the WNW

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Mendocino County Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate

Mendocino County Surf Spots
current conditions