Your Apple Watch is a Surf Watch with Dawn Patrol.
The best surf tracker for Apple Watch, with actual tide information(*) of your favourite beaches on your wrist and on the Today screen of your phone.

FREE for all surfers:
• Track and Analyse your surf
• Record your surf work-outs
• Count your waves
• View them on a map
• Have the actual tide forecast on your wrist*
• Know your top speed
• Beat your personal records
• Measure your wave time
• Know your distance surfed per wave and in total
• Measure your heart rate and calories burned in the Health and Activity apps
• Relive and share your surf session
• Surfline compatible: watch back any wave you ride in front of a Surfline camera

Extra for SOUL SURFERS (Monthly or Yearly subscription(*)):
• Your Watch as a beautiful Surf Watch with our Dawn Patrols Tidal Complications
• In-depth surf analytics
• Actual tides on your Watch and phone, even while you surf
• Learn to understand your beach better by knowing the tide vs. waves caught

Dawn Patrol integrates with the Health App and Activity App. It measures your heart rate and calories burned.
The first and best surf tracker for Apple Watch

"If in doubt, paddle out!"
Happy surfing!

• The Soul Surfer subscription is available as a monthly or a yearly subscription
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
• Subscriptions may be managed by you and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings on the App Store after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

For the full Terms and Conditions of this service: and

What’s New

Version 3.2.5

- Fixed surf board selection on Apple Watch after you completed your surf session
- More stability improvement on the Apple Watch

Happy surfing,

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Kfiti ,

Awesome app

It was a few years back when I started seeing gps surf watches that tracked your sessions and didn’t think until now that there might just be an app for my Apple Watch. The first time I used it was pretty straight forward. You just start your session and forget about it. It was pretty cool to glance at my wrist after every wave and see how far I went or how fast I was going. Then getting out of the water and looking at the more detailed stats on my phone when I got back to my car was pretty cool, especially the map that shows the waves you caught. It can even display the waves you attempted to catch but didn’t. I’m usually in the water for about an hour on weekdays before I have to get my day started and I found myself trying to reach certain goals like 15 waves before the hour is up. Since the watch app shows it at a quick glance, it makes you want to try harder and challenge yourself. I probably won’t be wearing my watch in the water all that much because I hate getting a watch tan, but every once in a while this would be a great way to get some unique stats about your surfing.

KingofBelts ,

Drains Battery- Inaccurate

I would love this app to work properly but unfortunately it doesn’t yet. I’ve been using it for couple months now with my Apple Watch 5 and it keeps draining the battery. A 3 hour session drained 74%. Plus it’s not accurate. It counts all sorts of things as waves like paddling and attempted waves. So you end up with a ridiculous wave count that you can’t really do anything with.
Will not delete the app in hopes they make it better in the future. Plus there’s nothing better out there for now...

raydef ,

Good start

I’ve been using this app for the past few weeks. It’s recording my waves but the distance travelled is way off. My guess is that it’s calculating distance travelled by adding the distance paddled after my last wave plus the actual distance surfed. Additionally, it’s registering way more waves than I’m actually catching. The main reason I’m using the app is to capture my speeds but due to the miscounting of waves it’s hard to see what my speeds are. The app has ways to go to catch up to the ripcurl gps watch but it’s a good start. One thing I’d like to see on the next iteration is a battery indicator, a LTE signal display, and a missed call/text count or indicator. Might as well take advantage of the Apple Watch 3 hardware. I bought the watch to specifically receive calls and messages while I’m surfing but the app does not take full advantage of these features and constantly unlocking the Digital Crown to check missed calls/texts, or battery life makes using the watch with the app more difficult. Keep going, this app has lots of utility potential.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your feedback. We will make a record of your feature requests and add them to our roadmap. Stay tuned on the updates. Happy surfing.


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Dawn Patrol Surf Tracking
115.6 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.


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