With its detailed wave analysis and hi-def live video feeds of surf-friendly spots all over the world, the Surfline app is a wave rider’s dream.
What we love: Surfline’s forecasts are powered by proprietary swell and weather modeling—and written just for surfers. (“Soft and small heading into the afternoon as a minor blend of NW and SSW swells runs into a nearly 3.7′ high tide.”) You can also view more than 500 live streams of oceanfronts around the world.
Quick tip: Use the app on Apple Watch to track your top speed, longest ride, and other key metrics. And if you catch a wave in front of a live Surfline camera, you can rewind the video of your ride with a premium subscription.
Meet the creator: Surfline was founded in 1985 by renowned surf forecaster Sean Collins. The company’s technology also powers their Buoyweather and FishTrack apps.