Rip Curl Search GPS 4+

Rip Curl

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.3 • 755 Ratings
    • Free

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Welcome to the Search. Now you can re-live your session in a way never before possible. The revolutionary new Rip Curl Search GPS watch and App let you track your surfs, recording your wave count, top speeds, length of ride and session time.


Have all your surfs recorded from the moment you paddle out – location, conditions, wave count, length of ride and top speeds.


Check out your friends’ sessions – how many waves they scored and their top speeds. Who’s surfing more? Who’s surfing the best spots?


Reckon you can surf as fast as Mick? How about keeping up with Alana’s wave count? See what your favorite pro surfer is up to in real time.


Find and follow other surfers and friends to track their surfs or find new surf locations.


Replay all your best surfs on the app and watch how you did.


Get your crew together. Keep up with everyone’s daily surfs or set it up for an event or trip.


Share all the stats from your killer session with your friends on the Rip Curl Search GPS App, direct to Facebook or Instagram.


All your surfs are kept securely in the Search cloud, so you can access them anytime from the iPhone app or the web version.

What’s New

Version 2.5.10

Fix a surf map issue with iOS 17

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
755 Ratings

755 Ratings

XLGeek ,

Keeps crashing

It is the best surf session tracking app when it is working. However, it’s been crashing all day today. Storage cleanup, reinstalling, etc… don’t help. PC sync never registers session time right. This app is a must have if you have the watch. I got iPhone specifically so I can use it. Can you please fix crashing issues? The watch price went up, so you should have adequate resources for proper maintenance. UPDATE: hats off to dev team: crashing issue fixed within 3 days. Can’t change star rating but would rate solid 4.5 now.
UPDATE#2: 3 hours after the app started working is crashing again after 3 sec of starting it. Thank God my last season synced to Surfline during uptime. Keeping 1 start for now.

Melanhead73 ,


I got this $400 watch as a Christmas gift with normal expectations. I followed the app directions, got the watch to sync and off I went to surf. It tracks distance and GPS locations well but the wave count is WAY off. I surf in Southern California where the waves are really consistent. I catch 6-8 in an hour where the watch shows 1 wave. Today was the breaking point, I caught a head high wave at least 120 yards long with 4 solid backhand snaps. I then check the watch and NOTHING. I will still use it to track my distance but wave count BLOWS, straight up garbage!

Luis F Monteiro ,


so far I tried surf tracing, running and swimming.
The ripcurl GPS 2 watch seems to track surfing more accurate than the previous watch. However, I guess it disregards short distance waves. Previous version used to included every attempt you paddle, whereas this one seems to record only 20 meters long waves or longer than that.
Swimming in the pool was very disappointing. I swam 4.4 Km whileas the watch recorded 6.4 km. The photo was very odd, as if I had swum in dry surfaces areas adjacent to the pool. I noticed there is a delay on speed. When you have just completed a set and are waiting to go for another, the speed last few seconds until goes to zero speed.
Please reply whether you can fix these items above. I enjoy the watch despite of these negative points...

App Privacy

The developer, Rip Curl, 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:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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

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