Surfline has been the surf world’s go-to for wave forecasting and surf reports since 1985, helping millions of surfers score better waves, more often. Use the Surfline app to know before you go anytime, anywhere.
Keep track of current surf conditions.
- View live surf cams at 800+ breaks around the world.
- Get daily surf reports from our team of experts.
- View wave height, live wind, weather, water temperature, and tide.
- Choose to get notified when your favorite spots are the perfect conditions for you with Surf Alerts.
Plan future surf adventures.
- Use 16-day long-range forecasts to plan ahead.
- Read swell analysis from our in-house forecasting team.
- View detailed buoy charts and nearshore models.
Relive your sessions and watch your waves.
- Use Cam Rewind to watch and download your best waves (and wipeouts).
- Sync your Apple Watch to log Surfline Sessions and get your waves sent straight to your phone.*
- View detailed analysis of waves ridden, length of ride, and speed.
- Share your rides with friends and on social media.
Stay connected to all things surf.
- Watch the world’s best waves with live coverage of major Swell Events.
- Read up on the latest surf news, travel, training, and gear content.
Take it from the pros:
“Surfline is my go-to every day to know where to go. I’ve used it from day one and will be a lifetime Premium Member.” – Rob Machado
“Surfline is my go-to for swell forecasts and surf conditions. I also love having access to all the HD cams so I can check multiple spots before ever getting in my car. I don’t even think about going for a surf without checking Surfline first!”
– Keala Kennelly
“I've relied on Surfline's forecasts on tour for years, and now I count on Surfline Premium to score good waves here at home." – Owen Wright
Surfline has been named App of the Day twice by the App Store.
*This feature uses HealthKit to monitor and record your calories and heart rate while you surf.
- We've rolled out Smart Highlights at select spots to all Surfline users.
- To turn off Smart Highlights, go to your Account tab and switch the toggle.
Ratings and Reviews
we’ve all benefitted from Surfline
The new checks feature may not be everyone’s favorite, but it’s still free. If you’ve used the free version for years, it’s maybe a bummer in some ways now, but it wasn’t like Surfline stole money from you. A lot of people are quick to say nasty things, but Surfline has given everyone I know who surfs valuable information. They’re not always accurate, but neither is any other forecasting service. I love being able to see the tides, winds,& direction of swell so many days out. I’ve saved a lot of time and energy by being able to glance at cams. I’ve known what days were worth waking up early. Recommend doing some of your own research and buoy data gathering as well so that Surfline can help make decisions for you, and not be your sole source of information. It seems like a lot of discontent arises from people who expect Surfline to be a perfect crystal ball. That’s just not realistic. No one or model can do that yet. Isn’t Netflix about 100$ a year too? Isn’t surfing better than Netflix ?
Great Platform - Opportunities for Continuous Improvement
Surfline is the most comprehensive platform yet for surfaholics. The team seems like they are genuinely interested in putting out the best product possible. There are occasionally issues with cameras being down, and I think that especially for my local breaks in Central FL the camera angles could be better. I’m not a fan of cameras that pan because it seems like every time I have a good ride the camera is pointed away from me, but the app is easy to use and generally captures all my rides and even attempts on GPS. Sometimes it pulls random video where I didn’t even attempt to paddle for a wave, but I would rather go through the extra footage than miss a ride.
One thing I would really like to see is an improved iPadOS interface. It seems like it is just a scaled version of the mobile interface and the way it is cropped is weird and can be kind of disorienting when navigating through the app.
Overall it is a great experience, and I like the effort being put into cross-app connectivity because I think it is good for surfing as a whole, growing the community, increasing awareness of how our actions impact the ecosystems we rely on for recreation, and sharing the stoke. Looking forward to seeing where this platform goes in the future!
Surf check update is a bust
Once the app updated to this new “surf check” model for free accounts, the app lost is worth for all the free users in Surfline. Before you had unlimited surf checks and could check any surf break you wanted multiple times a day. You could only see a 3 day forecast and couldn’t see premium cams but that was okay. Now you are only given 5 checks per week! But are given a 15 day forecast instead of 3, even though the forecast changes every day. You really need to check for the forecast on the given day you want to see the real forecast. This ruined my experience of the app. I can’t even check the see everyday of the week. I could only check one spot 5 days a week. Completely useless. All surfers know that you have to go “scout” the spots and find the best spot. This app used to be useful for that but now is irrelevant. This update was a huge marketing ploy to get free users to switch to premium by reducing the usefulness of the app to free users trying to coral them into buying the premium version so they could get back the functionality they had before as a free user. Money move by Surfline and not for the people. Give back the functionality for free users to check unlimited spots and remove the whole surf check feature. The app is useless with that feature. I will be using other surf forecasting apps so I can actually check the surf and no be limited to a weekly limit on my “surf checks”
Developer Response ,
Thank you for this feedback. There's one line above that I want to make sure to address: "I could only check one spot 5 days a week". With Surf Checks, you should be able to check unlimited spots in a single session. You must be signed in to get this. I would love to speak on the phone and get more feedback if you write to email@example.com and ask for David. Thanks again!
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