Located in Mendocino County, California, Big Rivermouth is a poor river mouth that offers up some easygoing sections perfect for longboarding or beginners. The waves here are pretty easy to surf and break for up to 50 meters over a rock and sand. Watch out for sharks on the outgoing.
What are the best surf conditions for Big Rivermouth?
Gets good between waist-high and head-high. We recommend riding a longboard here when smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for all levels of surfers. The surf here does not break often (3/10) and will be uncrowded (3/10). The best winds are from the East. The best swells are small and clean from the Southwest. Works on a mid to high tide best.
We recommend wearing a 4/3 here in the summer. In the winter a 5/4 is best. Water temperatures range between 10-14. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.