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Surf Tracker


**NOTE: Garmin Connect output might not be working for the Fenix3/F3HR. It is a Garmin Connect issue that will hopefully be fixed soon.</p><p>____________________________________________</p><p>Track your surfing sessions in real time! This data field estimates the number of waves ridden using speed, time and distance thresholds to mark the start and end of a wave ride. Detailed info:</p>

What’s New

v1.90 add permission for location to hopefully fix crash/no data written issue

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Record additional information into activity files
  • GPS location
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
Average Rating: (98 Ratings)

01 August 2017 | Version 1.70

Congratulations on the app. It works very well but... I can not see the data of each wave in connect IQ once saved. Can anyone help me with this problem?

Luke Noonan
06 July 2017 | Version 1.70

For a App which cleary garmin dont wish to incorporate on their platform. You are a wizard with this app. Has never failed beside me turning it off in car. A passion which you want to bring to others amd constantly updating. 4.5 stars app 5.0 stars for passion

Andrea Bonfili
21 May 2017 | Version 1.53

Great job it works very well

Andrew Hornbeak
15 April 2017 | Version 1.53

Great app. Hard to believe Garmin hasn't jumped on this and bought it. Totally recommend

12 April 2017 | Version 1.53

**** VIVOACTIVE users beware******** I have been using an older version of this app for the past 10 months to track my surf sessions here in Costa Rica. I liked the old versuon, however it was not always accurate even after adjusting the settings. I updated to this current version approx 1 week ago. The 2nd time I used the app, it locked up my watch completely. After a little research, the one way to get it to turn off was to hold the power button down for 10 seconds which is also a "hard reset" pushing the watch back to factory settings. When I try to turn the watch back on, it will not connect with my phone anymore and continues to lock up time after time after you walk through the set up via the watch itself. Not sure if it is the app, but what else could it be since watch has worked fine the entire time I have owned it. If anyone has some suggestions , please shoot them my way. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Luis Villegas
02 April 2017 | Version 1.53

If you surf, this is the data field you are looking for. Really accurate. It works exactly as it is described. Have it in my Garmin 235 and works perfect. Totally recommended.

Xavi Ribo
19 March 2017 | Version 1.53

Genious App I use it for Sup Surfing and Downwinders, it is just awsome, very well thought of, right to the point and with the settings it has many different uses. Too bad i can't download all the information (Fenix 3HR), and that is a GARMIN issue that they don't seem to care to fix, we should all complain TO GARMIN and maybe they fix it.

15 March 2017 | Version 1.53

A volte qualche ottimo si fx3 hr

Peter Stephen
11 March 2017 | Version 1.53

Another new user question. Where do I change the threshold settings? Surfed today and counted too many waves and would like to play around with threshold settings to get Surf Tracker counting a little more accurately. Thanks

Developer Reply
12 March 2017, bwd1

Check the how to guide here:

02 March 2017 | Version 1.53

Please, fix the Fenix 3 version!

Developer Reply
03 March 2017, bwd1

If you are talking about the uploading to Garmin Connect... that is a Garmin issue as mentioned on the app main page. I have no control over it.

12 February 2017 | Version 1.53

great app (have only used once so far) - vivoactive HR - i did experience the screen "going bonkers" effect but data recorded fine and was able to correlate with gopro video - you have access to raw recorded gps data to create discrete surf tracks. additional details

10 February 2017 | Version 1.53

Hi guys Please help me about some adjust in app. This os amaizing app but some times the default settings counted about twice as many waves What isthe best adjusted for surf the Waves count settings?

Developer Reply
11 February 2017, bwd1

First try changing the Min Speed Threshold to 11 kph. If that doesn't work then try the settings suggested below by BradCracc 13/10/14/5. The settings really depend on the device and the activity you use - some activities smooth the speed more than others. The default settings work on the 920XT under the Other (Paddle) activity and this is the only device I have for testing. Thanks.

Geoff T
08 February 2017 | Version 1.53

Hi guys. I just got a Fenix 3HR and downloaded this app. Sorry for my beginner ignorance but how do I get it downloaded onto my fenix 3,& under what sub category will I find , will it send the surf app too on my Fenix3 ....thanks for the help...

Developer Reply
09 February 2017, bwd1

It's a data field, so you add it to an activity like Paddle or SUP. I don't have a F3 so I can't give you the steps, but google "fenix 3 1 layout data field":

27 January 2017 | Version 1.53

Used yesterday for first time. Brilliant! Caught a wave for 126m/38 seconds. Can't work out why I can't see the stats tho in the Garmin connect app? (I set it up as a single field under a new activity). Any advice please?

Developer Reply
27 January 2017, bwd1

See the link here: It is a known Garmin bug that will hopefully be fixed, there is nothing you or I can do :(

16 January 2017 | Version 1.53

Great work! Took it out for the first time surfing today. I set it up using the SUP activity, and followed instructions here and in the forums to install correctly. Worked great with my vivoactive HR. The default settings counted about twice as many waves, so reviewed my data post surf and adjusted the wave count settings (using the phone app) to min speed 13 kph min time 10 sec min max speed 14 kph min distance 5m. I think this should be more accurate for me, but it may need one more rev of tuning to get it nailed. Still, this is a fantastic tool and I'm super grateful and happy with it! Thanks Dev!

14 January 2017 | Version 1.53

Awesome Effort - I hope Garmin recognizes the efforts by its community.

13 January 2017 | Version 1.53

Very good !!

12 January 2017 | Version 1.53

Great app and thanks for the efforts. Checking please if anyone has downloaded and installed but still can;t see App on the Garmin device? In my case Vivoactive HR.

Developer Reply
13 January 2017, bwd1

It's a data field so you would add it to an existing activity, like Paddle or Cycling for example. Set up a one field layout data field in an activity and add the ConnectIQ field - Surf Tracker.

09 January 2017 | Version 1.53

Awesome app, very accurate data collection during SUP Surfing

09 January 2017 | Version 1.53

This data field on the cycling app works a treat! I track all surfing with it and love it. Only thing that can make it better is tracking individual waves on the map like the rip curl watch. Still, this is awesome!!

31 December 2016 | Version 1.52

Very nice. catches almost all waves taken during a session.

Xavi Ribo
28 December 2016 | Version 1.52

I use this App for SUP surfing, it is just awesome CONGRATULATIONS

Developer Reply
31 December 2016, bwd1

Thanks for the comment :)

Alessio Cancellieri
26 December 2016 | Version 1.52

Can't visualize app in forerunner 735xt (sync done), in garmin express there's the app, but not in the device.

Developer Reply
26 December 2016, bwd1

:( why not ask this question in the forum before giving a bad review?? You realize this is a data field and not an app. Add it to an existing activity as a 1 field data field.

17 December 2016 | Version 1.60

Love this app. Use it for SUP. So much data.

17 December 2016 | Version 1.60

Fist time in water with this app and.. its magic. Love it. Well done m8 you are a genius

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