Point Arena in Mendocino County in Northern California is a very consistent reef that works best on Northwest, South, and North swells. Waves break both left and right here and work best at a mid tide. Point Arena can produce decent surf within the range of about 3 feet to 20 feet.
Northeasterly winds at Point Arena tend to produce the most ideal and offshore surf conditions.
The seabed here is mostly rock ledge. Winter is the best season for waves at this spot.
Best Surf Conditions for Point Arena
|Swell Direction||NW, S, N|
|Ideal Surf Height||3ft to 20ft|
Surf Reports & Forecasts for Point Arena
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Check out these surf reports for Point Arena. It’s interesting to note how differences in thing like quality of conditions, surf height, wind, and swell direction vary between the forecasts. Depending on the spot, one report may be more accurate than another.