We’ve Launched our iPhone Surf App!

Published on: May 4, 2009 |Tags: , | Categories: News

Shane & Peter's WaveWatch Surf App

We are delighted to announce the launch of our first complete iPhone app: “Surf“. Working in conjunction with WaveWatch.com, we’ve developed an iPhone app for surfers. The app features the first ever iPhone streaming surf cams, an intuitive user interface for reviewing current conditions as well as 6-day forecasts.  Surf also features:

  • Tide
  • Swell & Surf
  • Wind
  • Sunrise, Sunset
  • Lunar Phases
  • Weather Conditions

For more information or to download the app, visit the tunes store:

We’d like to thank some folks in particular for helping make this happen:

Aaron Spjut is the man!  He single-handedly wrote this entire app!

Anthony Ghiglia offered his super beautiful loading screen photographs. 

Rafael Patterson, Brand Manager at WaveWatch.com, is the man at WW that made this happen.

Jens Rasmussen, contractor at WaveWatch.com, ensured that all our API needs were handled.

Jeffrey Frederick set us up with the worlds first Cruise Control Continuous Integration system for iphone development, thus allowing us to have constant on builds of the app on hand and ready for testing.

None of this is possible without the friendly giant with eyes all over the world: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Charlie Fox for his support navigating the world of meteorology and wave prediction.

Brandon Jones and Reid Peifer for their design support.

The Santa Cruz Geeks over at NextSpace gave us great marketing guidance to get this app launched.

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11 Responses to We’ve Launched our iPhone Surf App!

  1. Peter says

    This is such a fun project to work on. I can’t wait to get rolling on the next version of it.

  2. Scott Cooper says

    Great-looking app, guys. I just found out today that it was developed here in Santa Cruz, from a little blurb in Good Times. Nice work!

  3. nate says

    Hey Guys, great app, it has come in handy for some great surf sessions. I was wondering if there is a place for customer support, as all my camera feeds have been down for at least a week now. (Southern California). Also, any status on a new version?



  4. Peter says

    Hi Nate, thanks for the positive feedback! Sadly, WaveWatch has discontinued the cams. Because of this our new version of the app has also been cancelled. Hopefully we can find another way to get cams back on the app. If we find any solutions I’ll post them. In the mean time, I’m sincerely sorry that the cams are no longer working (I also keep reflexively trying to look up the surf in vein)

  5. nate says

    Ahh, that really sucks. Why did wavewatch pull the camera feeds? Yeah let us know if something changes!


  6. Peter says

    Apparently the cams are super expensive to maintain. It is a total bummer but we’ll see if there is anything we can do to get this project up again.

  7. David says

    Wavewatch.com still has live cameras. Did they just discontinue the feed to mobile? The app is the best of all surf apps I’ve used. Love to get those cameras back.

    • Peter says

      Hi David. They are surfline’s cams and they are on surfermag.com. Wavewatch is redirecting to them but no longer providing feeds to the app. Hopefully we’ll find a way to get cams again. In the mean time, we’ve taken the app out of the store. :(

  8. Michael jones says

    I would pay $100 for the app. Is there someone I could contact to purchase the rights? or to encourage to provide the feeds again?

  9. Peter says

    Michael, you melt my heart. It is exactly that attitude that drove us to create the app. We are currently working hard to find another provider and I’ll definitely let you know when the new app is coming. Thank you for your kind words and support. More info coming soon.

  10. kittyhawksurf says

    I was looking really hard for this app. It looked good, and I was willing to pay a pretty good amount. Sorry about the luck for you guys. Don’t give up.