Lazy Surfer is an app for surfers - log sessions at your spots and you'll get a surf report with a personalized surf forecast for all your spots.

Did a swell come through where the waves, wind and tide lined up just right? Want to get a personalized report and forecast with alerts for those conditions? Make sure you remember those conditions by logging a session in Lazy Surfer.

Once you do, Lazy Surfer will alert you the next time those same conditions occur. It'll also allow you to see a 16-day personalized report and forecast so that you can plan ahead.

Features include

- Alerts for your favorite conditions

- Personalized predictions for how good the surf is going to be at all your favorite spots

- Ability to share session information with all your friends.

Lazy Surfer doesn't try to forecast nearshore conditions - if you've ever used the popular nearshore forecasting websites like Surfline and Magicseaweed you know that they are often very far off from the true conditions. Instead, Lazy Surfer uses real data from buoys to pinpoint the exact conditions that result in good waves at your favorite surf spots.

Surfline or MagicSeaweed also don't take your personal taste in waves into account - they give a one-size-fits-all rating to waves. But you might like bigger, pitchier waves whereas your friends might like mid-sized roll-ier waves. Lazy Surfer can give each of you a personalized report so that you can tell when and where it's best for you to paddle out.

Like anything worthwhile, Lazy Surfer requires some effort on your part before it pays off. The more sessions you add the better information Lazy Surfer will give you. Try adding at least 5 sessions in different conditions at a single spot. We guarantee that you'll find Lazy Surfer to be an invaluable addition to your surf forecasting arsenal.

Lazy Surfer began as a tool to help its creator, Nick Peterson, learn the intricacies of his local San Diego surf breaks. Not content with fighting the crowd at the same old beach break for every swell, he built Lazy Surfer so that he could tease out good sets of conditions at the more fickle, less popular spots along the coast. With alerts, forecasts and machine-learning powered predictions Lazy Surfer is the tool surfers need in order to score on the days when everyone else thinks it’s flat.

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What’s New

Version 1.34.86

- Can now delete whole spots
- New Screen Structure. Spot list now leads to forecast and spot sessions
- Show multiple swells on forecast screen
- Show swell power on forecast screen
- Show tide as curve instead of bar chart
- Fix invite friends bug
- Speed up data loading
- Fix missing buoys bug

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Tall B 123 ,

Great customer service/Great app more relevant information than other surf forecasting sites

I thought all the sessions I had logged over a number of months were lost when my phone died. Thankfully, when I reached out to Lazy Surfer, Nick, the maker of the app, personally responded and helped me retrieve my lost sessions and was extremely nice about it. This was the best customer service experience I have ever had with an app. Furthermore, the Lazy Surfer app is great and provides more specific and relevant information for the user because the information is personalized and takes into account what conditions you have enjoyed at a specific spot and integrates it with current and future forecasts. I highly recommend Lazy Surfer as it takes the old school surf log/recording wind and buoy data and makes it way more simple, intuitive, and powerful in an easy to use and simple interface on your phone.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the great review Tall B 123! And it was no problem getting your sessions back - I know how much of a bummer that would've been to lose them. Hope Lazy Surfer continues to help you score good waves!!

Free stars ,

More specific than surfline

Surfline gives you a general idea but a lot of the times the fair or poor or whatever forecast doesn’t reflect the quality of waves at your specific spot. Using this app I've been able to find days where surfline says poor and i know it will be good. Most people just look at surfline so it was relatively empty but the waves were perfect for what i like. This app tells you how good the waves are based on past experiences with that specific mix of conditions not based on a generalized local report with some minor spot specific considerations.

rob----11123 ,


This app is excellent because once you start to log data, you can see when conditions are the way you like them. Surfline is a perpetual disappointment for anything beyond cameras. This is a personal way to get insights into when conditions are good—-based on your own input and data.

It’s a great way to use the data that comes off the buoys and put it all in a place where it is presentable and user friendly.

Hope to be using this one for a long time!!


Lazy Surfer Pro (Yearly)
16 days of forecast + unlimited spot alerts
Free Trial

App Privacy

The developer, NJP Consulting LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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