It's been a while since I've been on a surf board, that's right Cocoa Beach, but I'm sure today's surfers would be pretty interested in this new iPhone application. Oakley (the guys who make the really cool Thump sunglasses) and Surfline just annouced their free application Surf Report.
There’s only one other surf-forecasting app, GreenRoom Surf Forecasts, available today and it costs $2.99. It’s limited to spots in California, but you can get a seven-day forecast whereas Surf Report only provides up to three days. However, Oakley’s app is free - nice.
With Surfline powering the Oakley app, surfers now have access to spots all over the world with vital stats like air temp, water temp, tide charts, swell breakdown, wind, sunrise/sunset and a brief synopsis for each spot. Projected conditions and weather are provided for the following three days as well. Using the GPS coordinates of your iPhone you can see what’s going on at a handful of spots near you that are within a certain distance that you set.
Driving directions are also included via map links in case you’re going somewhere new. All of the beaches are well known, so the few hidden spots that are left in the world won’t be revealed.
A community tab launches news surrounding Oakley team riders, profiles, photos and videos for those interested.
I may have to go hit the waves again, for research, of course.