The Magicseaweed mobile app provides long range surf forecasts for thousands of spots around the globe. Our forecast includes the MSW star rating; surf height; swell height, period and direction; wind speed and direction; and air and water temperatures. With the MSW app you'll have access to:
- Over 150 surf cams worldwide.
- Panoramic, multi-view surf cams.
- Swell, wind, period and pressure charts.
- Live buoy and wind data.
- Real-time surf reports from our network of trusted reporters.
- MSW editorial features and the latest surf news.
- Favorite spots, accessible across any device.
- The best surf-specific photo gallery in the world.
- Surf spot/beach local business directory.
And for the ultimate Magicseaweed experience, upgrade to Pro and receive:
- Unlimited advert free access to our global surf cam network.
- 16-day extended spot forecasts.
- 16-day extended charts.
- 16-day extended tides.
- No adverts. Ever
== MSW Pro subscription details ==
Payment will be charged to iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
Subscription will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the current cost of the renewal.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's account settings on their iPhone after purchase.
Full terms and conditions can be found at https://magicseaweed.com/support/
We value all our customers and encourage everyone to provide constructive feedback on their experience. Please direct any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve fixed an issue with the historic forecast data refreshing and we’ve also made a couple of minor improvements to your MSW app.
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Go to app for free surf forecasts
I’ve been using Magicseaweed’s website since I lived in Oregon and surfed Pacific City back in 08’, probably before that but can’t remember when I started using surf forecasting (yes I was alive and surfing in the days before internet forecasting, back then the newspaper-I am from Cape Fear region of North Carolina-was the source for a forecast, though then, as now, the most accurate forecast is still on sight forecasting), but its always been spot on in terms of predicting groundswell, there isn’t a surf forecasting program alive that I know of that accurately predicts wave height, which is a fickle thing depending as it is on so many factors including shifting sandbars in both NC and Oregon. When I say spot on I mean accurate for groundswells days in advance in my experience...it also has useful information about the various surf spots in your area and includes historical data, all for free. The historical data is quite interesting as it gives you the statistical average percentage of rideable wave each month going back to like 2007 for some spots, along with percentages of ground swell vs. windswell, average height of swell/wave for that month and average height for each day and maximum height each day. This is free!! Other forecasting sites don’t even do this at all. It’s not my go to for general weather forecasting, for that I use Windy, but for it niche, its the best you can find.
Best surf forecasting site on the internet
Tried them all... Magicseaweed has the best layout, best articles, and the most pleasing presentation of forecasts. The technical information takes a backseat to usability, but is still there if you want to nerd out.
Above all Magicseaweed is most accurate, which makes living a greater distance from the shore easier to invest the time to drive to the beach for a session instead of wondering if I’m about to “make the best of it” or have wisely invested fuel and time pay out with decent surf. Never thought of seaweed as magical before, but now I’m convinced it is true!
Basic accurate surf report app
I live a couple hours from the beach these days, so I pay for the premium 14 day report. For 3 bucks, it’s fully worth it. I’m busy, so it’s hard to plan surf trips. This app makes it much easier. It’s accurate most of the time, as accurate as a 14 day report can be.
The only complaints are small and won’t matter for most. I do wish the app said which way the wind is blowing in relationship to the shore. It says the direction, but in Cali, not all beaches face west, so it would be nice to get a better description. That said, I’m sure if I weren’t so bad with a compass, I could figure it out. Many will scoff at this gripe, I’m sure.
The other thing is the “nearby” feature. There’s straight up nothing there for any beach I’ve been too. Now perhaps it’s up to a business to add their info, which I understand. But if businesses don’t want to participate, perhaps just ditch the feature all together.
All around, this app does what it’s supposed to do. I’m definitely pleased with the service at this price point.
Bottom line: I recommend the premium version of this app. The free one is good too if all you need is a week.
- Wavetrak Limited
- 33.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Wavetrak Limited
- In-App Purchases
- MSW Pro - 1 Month $2.99
- MSW App+ $2.99
- MSW Pro - 1 year $28.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.