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Best iPhone Apps for Surfers

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 8/6/2010

Here we give you six of the best iPhone apps for surfers. These best surf report iPhone apps will guide you on where to catch waves, give you the best surf information and everything else about surfing.

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    Surf Report

    Surf Report You know Oakley, right? The famous sportswear company? Well, this app is from them. It lets you check surf height, swell direction and tide of a given surfing location. It also allows you to monitor the weather so you'll be well advised about whether to proceed with your surfing plans or not. The app also tells you where there is a low tide, with an epic SSW swell and offshore breeze. Other things that this app will let you do include - stalking the surf conditions for thousands of beaches and then bookmarking whichever become your favorites, learn the best conditions for beaches, find the nearest beaches to your location, immerse yourself in the surfing community, watch great surf videos, read the latest surf news, find out where professional surfers surf and see photos of the latest surf events. This is a strong candidate for the best surf report iPhone app. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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    ASPtogo This app provides you with event status, live scoring, heat results, ASP World Tour ranking, daily images and video highlights of the world's best surfers as they surf waves across the globe. Incidentally, in case you're not aware, ASP is the Association of Surfing Professionals, the foremost governing body in professional surfing so you can be pretty sure that you've got the official information on your iPhone with this app. (Price: $4.99) (Download link)

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    Swell Info

    Swell Info Full seven day detailed surf forecasts, buoy data, current weather, and tides are just some of the useful surf information that this app provides. In other words, this app provides you with the complete surf report and surf forecast tool that you'd need to find the best surf spots. The app currently offers surf forecasts for U.S., Mexico, Central America and Puerto Rico. You'll get summary forecast for both morning and afternoon on a daily basis. It also gives you current wind, weather and tides data. And this data is updated hourly. (Price: $2.99) (Download link)

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    SurfExplorer USA

    SurfExplorer USA This app offers a precision tool to help you find the best waves. Combining a comprehensive and accurate database of surf spots, the app provides you with live swell, wind, and tide data. The app scores wave quality every thirty minutes for every surf spot, so you can be certain that the surf data is up to date. Additionally, the app records current conditions and photos when you check the waves and then lets you share your reports with your friends. (Price: $4.99) (Download link)

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    Awesome Surfing

    awesome surfing View some of the most awesome surfing photographs of the best surfers in their quest to master the biggest waves that mother nature has to offer. The app also contains photographs of waves, awaiting surfers to take up the challenge. Warning: this will make you want to go out and catch some waves really badly! (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    iSurfer Want to learn everything about surfing? Well, this app has got you covered. iSurfer gives surfing information for both beginner and more advanced surfers. It provides you with detailed instructions for both forehand and backhand surfing style. Some of the things you'll learn from this app include - where to surf when starting out, proper way of positioning your body on the surfboard, all the fundamental maneuvers of an intermediate surfer, and more. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)