Surfline: Wave & Surf Reports 9+

Forecasts, Cams, Wind, & Tide


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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 1000+ 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 the conditions are perfect at your favorite spots with Surf Alerts.
- Scrub the Wave Timeline to see sets, consistency, and wave height. ​
- View exclusive AI-powered metrics like Crowd and Wave Distribution.

Plan future surf adventures.
- Use 16-day long-range forecasts to plan ahead.
- Read swell analysis from our in-house forecasting team.

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.
- Edit, download, and 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.

Payment for paid Surfline memberships will be charged to your Apple ID Account at confirmation of purchase. All prices exclusive of taxes. Membership plans will automatically renew yearly or monthly, depending on membership plan selection, unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the current term. Cancel any time in the App Store; your membership will then cease at the end of the current term. No refund will be issued for the time remaining on your current plan term when you cancel a membership. By using Surfline you certify that you understand and agree to Surfline’s Terms of Service ( and Privacy Policy (

What’s New

Version 13.0.2

This update introduces a brand new subscription tier: Premium+. This tier includes everything Premium offers, plus AI-powered Smart Cams that keep an eye on the surf for you, helping you make better decisions about where and when to surf.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22.5K Ratings

22.5K Ratings

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Useful Every Day… Many Times a Day… In Many Ways

Certainly very helpful for travelers getting oriented on unknown breaks… The data for me helps to dial in local breaks… Sometimes the long range forecasts can be inaccurate so i wouldn’t plan a trip around that info but when you surf one area regularly the near term forecasts are very accurate most of the time… Buoy data is also very helpful once you get figure out what minimum swells, periods, and directions will do for your break… If you have that understanding down… then you will know before the sun comes up exactly what the ocean is doing and can head out predawn with confidence in conditions and the right equipment… I love the rewind option on spots with cams… With dawn patrol app on the apple watch you get videos of all of your rides edited and waiting for you in your sessions section of the app… That feature alone is worth the price of a years subscription in one day as a photographer would cost as much or more for a session and you would have to wait days for the results… The last thing i love about the cams is that you can put on cams from across the globe and enjoy the views on the best waves happening on the planet… The content is also fun to read… it goes on and on… if you surf then the app is a great enhancer to the experience… Amazing app TY!!!

noneedtofret ,

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 ?

Jffjn ,

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 and ask for David. Thanks again!


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

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  • Contact Info
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