Below are InsureandGo’s favourite apps to accompany your surf travel adventure:
1. World Surf Atlas
Information about 500 of the world’s best waves within a single app! This is the crucial app overviewing the world’s top surf spots including surf destinations in Hawaii, North America, Central America and the Indian Ocean Islands. With details about the description of waves, wave directions, hazards, best wind, best time, average air, wave temperature and so much more, you can organise your next surf session accurately. And to add to the brilliance of the World Surf Atlas app, the information can be conveniently accessed offline.
This is the ultimate app that will provide you with tips and tricks to improve your surfing skills. Whether you’re an advanced surfer or at the beginner stage, iSurfer is suitable for you. The surfing section includes images, videos and descriptions, providing instructions on how to master beginner, intermediate or advanced moves. InsureandGo recommend you explore the surf log function, where you can record surf information in the surf diary, and keep track of your progress.
3. NOAA Ocean Buoys
The live data transmitted over 120 buoys makes this app worth the download. Discovering the current ocean conditions couldn’t be easier with detailed buoy data, arranged according to the proximity of your location. Pro surfers love this app and so will you! Whether it’s the wave height, wave period, wind speed, wind direction or water temperature, the NOAA Ocean Buoys app will provide you with all the necessary information.
Surf forecasts from around the world can be simply learned with this app. Better yet, for surfers travelling to Hawaii or the US the 90 live HD surf cams will enlighten you. You can gain forecasts for up to 5 days in advance, allowing you to plan your surf schedule accordingly. And if you have several preferred surf spots, you can tag the locations to the favourites list to ease tracking.
5. ASP To Go
Now you can watch your favourite pro surfers compete in world tours wherever you are. The coverage facilitated through this app includes streaming live events. You can track your favourite surfers and access live scoring and heat results with images and videos at your fingertips. The ASP To Go app also provides ratings, ranking competitors.
6. Surf Watch
Ever find yourself frequently checking the forecasts to find when your ideal surf conditions are due? Well the Surf Watch app will provide you with notifications when your preferred wind and wave conditions are dominating. All you have to do is set your ideal wind and wave preferences including wave height, dominant wave period, swell direction, wind direction and wind speed. Then, when your criterion’s met, you can receive alerts, alarms or push notifications to plan your surf session.
7. Shraip Tide
Understanding the current tide is critical to decide when to paddle out. Shraip Tide is the app that will solve your tide queries. It’s perfect for your surf trip within Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the USA or Canada. The easy tool of pinpointing your location and the interactive tide graph will help you select the perfect time for your next surf session.
8. Surfers Village
Surf competitions, events, festivals, webcasts and much more are packed in this app, helping you keep up to date with all the latest surf news from around the world. Additionally, you will have access to regional surf news from Africa, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Hawaii and the USA. Overall, this app will quickly provide you with all the surf trends whilst you’re on the move.
9. Surf Journa
A digital diary to track all your surf sessions is now possible with the surf journal app. You can include information about the tide and swell directions. You can even attach photos to your log! Any secret surf spots can also be recorded for your future surf session, with the option of including comments as well.
10. The Stormrider Surf Guide
You 05/own a copy of the Stormrider surf guidebook, admiring its rich content and relevant surf advice. Now, for your convenience, the Stormrider surf guidebook is available in the format of an app! You can access up to date surf forecasts whilst traveling, with both online and offline access. The GPS function will also navigate you to your desired surf spot. There are even local experts describing wave characteristics to prepare you for your surf session.
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