Hey, Surfers, got a smart Phone? Then there are plenty of ways to stay connected to the surf. Here are five of the best mobile apps we’ve seen that any surfer should have on their phone for an enhanced surf experience. Note that the list is not in any particular order.
ASP To Go
Check out all the ASP World Tour events in one place, all handily contained in this all-inclusive mobile app. The ASP To Go app allows you to keep tabs on your favorite surfers and stay up to date on results from each World Tour event. With streaming webcasts, this app gives you the ability to let you watch events live from your phone. Plus, it features in-depth information about each event during the contest, including live scoring, heat results, rankings, photos and video highlights for all contests around the world. Best of all, it’s free.
If you’re in Australia and looking for the next wave, find it with Seabreeze Free. Australia’s #1 watersports website is now on your phone. Get forecasts and live weather for the major coastal locations around Australia, including 7 day wind speed and wind direction forecasts, 7 day tide predictions, 7 day wave height, wave direction and wave period predictions, and more. In addition, there’s massive listings of surfboards, kitesurfing gear, SUP, windsurfing, kayaking and other cool gear, so you can be totally hooked up if you’re down under.
NOAA Ocean Buoys
The official NOAA Buoys are essential tools that pro surfers use and you should, too. The NOAA Ocean Buoys App is your personal portal into checking current ocean conditions around the world. With access to live data transmitted from over 120 buoys spread across North America (including Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii), Europe, and the Caribbean, this app gives you access to buoy information about current swell, wind, temperature, and other weather conditions. Bookmark your favorite buoys to keep tabs on your go-to surf spots, getting the info you need for checking the surf on the go. According to ESPN, this app is “great for figuring out what’s going on when you wake up in the dark…without leaving your bed.” Price: $0.99.
Get Surfline’s premium forecasting services scaled down in a handy app version. The official Surfline app provides the most accurate surf reports and surf forecasts up to 5 days in advance for thousands of surf spots worldwide. Surfline is the only surfing app available with live streaming HD cams for over 140 locations in the US and Hawaii so you can now have the amazing short- and long-term forecasting tools at your disposal. The Surfline app is free, but it may be worth it to pay to be a premium member so you can access certain forecasting tools.
iSurf Pro, voted the #1 surf news app by dozens of surf magazines worldwide, gives you instant access to the latest surf news from a collective assortment of leading surf publications, journals and websites, including SURFER Magazine. Plus, with iSurf’s videos, blogs, articles and more, you’ll have a steady flow of surf content in your pocket and your hand so you’ll always be one step ahead in the surf world. Price: $1.99.