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Summer Guide: Surf's App!

Track the tides and swells from the comfort of your smartphone



Surfline (free):

Get a comprehensive five-day forecast that includes surf heights, wind speeds, tides, and more for thousands of breaks worldwide. A premium membership ($13/month) also offers ad-free live streaming HD surf cams.


Surfr (free):

Facebook meets Yelp meets the surfing world. Create a profile, chronicle your adventures, and share photos with members of this online community. You can also tag a location with a social good category (i.e. clean water or medical supplies), and the app will crowdsource user feeds to determine issues and help find solutions.

NOAA Ocean Buoys

NOAA Ocean Buoys ($1.99):

Has the surf cleaned up? Has the swell arrived? This app from the ocean-focused federal agency answers those questions, and provides detailed information on wave periods, air temps, and more.

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