Smart phones are making it easier and easier to check the surf and current conditions. Here are a dozen apps that will help you score some epic surf here in south Florida, and beyond. Most are free, but the ones that aren't are worth the couple bucks. Let me know if you have any others that you found helpful!
1. WPTV INTERACTIVE WEATHER CENTER by WPTV, LLC -- Price: FREE
| 2. MAGICSEAWEED by METCENTRAL LTD – Price: FREE |
The awesome surf forecasting web page is now has an app and boasts all the same great features. See the swell height and direction, the wind speed and direction, the tides,and even the temperature forecast hour by hour to pick out just the right time to hit it. The best and easiest way to check the forecast at a glance to try to time the next big swell.
WIPEOUT: It's super slow and clunky for some reason and you have to sign up to save any spots you have to pay to get the premium features like the 10 day forecast, forecast probability, wind gusts, and full multi-swell breakdowns.
3. SURFGURU by S. GURU, INC Price: Free.
WIPEOUT: It's a little slow. Ads are annoying but then again, it's free so can't complain about that. And as mentioned before, the cams are mostly central Florida and not south Florida.
4. SHRALP TIDE by SHRALPSOFTWARE -- Price: FREE
WIPEOUT: wish you could save more than one location at a time.
5. BUOYS W/NOAA DATA by GONZO CONSORTIUM – Price: $0.99
WIPEOUT: Would be nice to list the past data along with the graph. Plus the chart numbers are super small and hard to read.
6. SURF JOURNAL by SWELL LINES LLC – Price: FREE trail, $4.99 full version
WIPEOUT: Takes too long for all the conditions to load up. Would be cool to be able to add video too.
7. ASP TO GO by the ASSOCIATION OF SURFING PROFESSIONALS – Price: FREE
WIPEOUT- Crashes and buffers too long sometimes.
8. PACSUN by Pacific Sun Wear – Price: FREE
9. iHURRICANE HD by GENCODE SYSTEMS, INC – Price: FREE
WIPEOUT: Wish the satellite images were animated and the forecast track had a cone.
10. OCEAN WAVES by Belprog Belprog -- Price: FREE
11. FUEL TV By FOX Mobile Entertainment – Price: FREE
WIPEOUT: Would be cool to see preview clips of their shows like Drive Through and On Safari.
12. RIP CURL LIVE THE SEARCH by LOMAH Studios Pty, Ltd – Price: $3.99
WIPEOUT: Steep learning curve. Lots of moves to remember and figure out.