Sofar Spotter contains the tides, swells and other actionable marine weather and marine forecast conditions on a few simple screens. Only the best weather data built on top of NOAA, HYCOM and many other trusted sources. For free.

— MAPS —
• Over 2,000 locations
• Bathymetric overlay
• Hybrid satellite overlay
• Marine protected areas overlay

• Wind speed
• Wind direction
• Weather conditions
• Temperature
• Visibility
• Sunrise / sunset

• Swell height
• Swell direction
• Swell period
• Water temperature
• Current tide height
• High / low tide times

*Pro Marine Weather Forecasts Upgrade*
Explore all future conditions in beautiful, interactive charts.
• All locations
• Automated reports
• 5-day marine forecasts
• Hour-by-hour accuracy

Sofar Spotter is free to use for the current day's conditions.


$9.99 per year

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Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of each term and you will be charged through your iTunes Account. You may turn off subscription auto-renewal at any time through your iTunes Account Settings. We cannot offer a refund for unsubscribing early.

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What’s New

Version 3.1

Added new "Pull to Refresh" functionality. You need to be certain the data you're looking at is current. Now you can be with the flip of a thumb.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
414 Ratings

414 Ratings

fishfinger101 ,

Fishfinger, extreme surfcaster

I’m a Surfcaster, fishing the entire New England cost line. This App provides all of the most important information a surfcaster needs. Especially helpful is the most current water temperature at all of my favorite ✳️ location. I don’t think there’s another free app that gives it subscribers ocean water temps. For this reason alone I’m going to subscribe for there pay version. It’s such a SMALL yearly fee. They definitely deserve it, for putting together such a great app.

mycarman ,


How in the World can Huntington Beach, Malibu, and San Clemente Island all have the same exact wave heights and duration?? There is no possible way!! There are buoys all over SoCal and I can’t figure out which ONE you’re using. And the other “app” I am using for my information is NOAA’s website. Currently, your app marker for Huntington Beach has the wave height at 7.4 ft at 12 seconds..... The actual buoy marker lists it at 3.3 ft at 13 seconds. That could be extremely dangerous should it be the other way around!!!! Strive for accuracy please.

I’ll take your explanation. Although that’s an extremely large area to generalize current water conditions.

Developer Response ,

Hi there— Sorry for the confusion. You're absolutely right, they shouldn't be reading at the same wave height, but there may be another reason for this issue. It's possible that we're defining wave height differently than the buoys you reference. Or that there was a user interface/interaction issue.

We get our data from NOAA's Wavewatch III model and are reporting the combined wind wave and swell height. Or data isn't directly from a buoy, but a calculation derived from the array of local relevant buoys. We've found that buoys often stop reporting unexpectedly and have lots of missing info.

Happy to chat more about it if you email me directly at In any case, thanks for the feedback.

Here's the weather source link if you're interested :)

Pm226 ,

Needs Improvement

Long time user of this app. The new version lacks stations for 100+ mile stretch of coast. This stretch happens to be one of the busiest water ways for commercial and recreational boating in the southeast. The new version also gives no current wind speed. Wind direction and future forecasted winds are the only wind data available. The old version gave current and past wind speed which was helpful for boating plans. I contacted the developer and received a response but no changes were ever made. I do not use the app anymore but keep it in the hopes that changes will be made in future.


Sofar Ocean Technologies, Inc.
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  1. Premium Forecast $4.99
  2. Premium Feature Subscription $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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