Cape Mendocino

Petrolia, California 95558

Cape Mendocino

Cape Mendocino Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Miles of quality reef and point breaks on an undeveloped and isolated stretch of coast. Cape Mendocino has miles of reef and beach breaks to surf. This is a very beautiful, undeveloped, and isolated stretch of coast; it’s home to numerous bays and points that can serve up excellent waves.

Cape Mendocino can capture swell year-round but is especially good in spring and winter. If you’re looking to surf well-shaped, quality waves all by yourself, this is the place to visit. There are no nearby services, however, so make sure you have plenty of gas, food, and water before you venture out here."

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Trail Information

Petrolia
Nearby City
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Any
Best Wave Size
Sand and rock
Bottom
Beach, outside, reefs, points, lefts and rights
Type Of Break
Longboard, shortboard, funshape
Best Boards
Any
Best Tides
Any
Best Swell Direction
Winter and spring
Best Seasons

Activity Feed

Dec 2018