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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
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  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
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Average Rating: (106 Ratings)

07 January 2016 | Version 0.9

Thanks for the clarification on data field vs app. Was able to get it loaded. Looking forward to trying it out!

01 January 2016 | Version 0.8

I just put mine on the Fenix 3 After you download, you need to go into Garmin Connect, to the manage apps and click send to device I set up an activity called Surf and set the data screen with one field. Click Field 1 and the first option was Connect IQ fields, click on that and the App is there "Big Wave Dave"

James Howe
27 December 2015 | Version 0.8

I'm having the same problem on my Fenix 3

27 December 2015 | Version 0.8

I'm having the same issue as mentioned below. Will not show up on my Fenix3. Please help!

25 December 2015 | Version 0.8

I have been trying to download surfer tracker but no luck. Iam doing everything it says but it just wont show on my fenix 3.

16 December 2015 | Version 0.8

Fantastic - only improvement I would love would be for "wave rides" to show up in a different colour to general "paddling" in garmin connect but I expect this is outof your hands.

Chr1sX Stevens
07 December 2015 | Version 0.8

Got the watch yesterday, went surfing today! Worked very well, thank you!

Magnus Lundin
02 December 2015 | Version 0.8

Works very good. I only wish to be able to see the data afterwards. Any way to do that?

Nile Fairfield
25 November 2015 | Version 0.8

Very cool. I just used it for the first time. There were a few waved that I paddled for and didn't catch that were counted, but not a big deal. Great idea and well executed. I like the layout a lot. Now just work with Garmin to get this data into the Connct website for tracking :)

24 November 2015 | Version 0.8

Perfect during session. missing lap recording at each wave to visualise it on the activity report and swell period and size like Ripcurl watch

09 November 2015 | Version 0.8

Ótimo... App perfeito para os praticantes do surf!! Parabens

Pierre D 🏃🚴🏊‍♂️🏄🏂
03 November 2015 | Version 0.8

Very cool App. Tried it for the 1st time today and I like it very much.

18 September 2015 | Version 0.8

Nice and efficient app

11 September 2015 | Version 0.8

great app

Paolo Il Bello 🇮🇹🇺🇸
06 September 2015 | Version 0.8

OK OK OK!!!!!

01 September 2015 | Version 0.8

Very cool app. I have wave count with the Beer App and it keeps me smiling! Another vote for a Tide app!!

30 August 2015 | Version 0.8

good job - amazing accuracy with the wave detection! Too bad it doesn't synch the wavecount. Tide-table would be great - but I guess that's both @Garmin :-)

15 August 2015 | Version 0.7-upd

Can you please add tide info?

Peter Holloway
19 July 2015 | Version 0.7-upd

Works exceptionally well for tracking surfski runs. I'm looking forward to custom speed settings to fine tune wave detection.

30 June 2015 | Version 0.7-upd

Awesome! To be best... Tidal tables

15 June 2015 | Version 0.7

Best app ever ! Works fine and give good results even if the Fenix is not made for surfers, now it's a watch made for them !!! Thank you for this awesome job !

21 May 2015 | Version 0.7

Caveat: haven't had a chance to actually use this app as it's been too windy here in Florida, but from one surfer to another, thanks for making it. It looks awesome!!

18 May 2015 | Version 0.7

Wow what a great use of technology, knowing distance traveled paddling/surfing + wave speed + wave counter is a really nice thing to have on the water. Thank you thank you.

23 April 2015 | Version 0.7

Thanks so much for this. Worked perfectly for me except for missing one wave. Have had it out in good overhead conditions with plenty of duck diving. Really nice to have a look on the paddle back out. Now if the data could be saved it would be so good.

06 April 2015 | Version 0.7

Really nice app! Already works quite stable, sometimes didn't load though but I guess that could have been automatically resolved with the new 3.10 update. Didn't recognice some of the shorter waves, so on a modest beachbreak, it might not track any wave. The longer waves where all tracked perfectly fine! Thanks a lot for further developments!

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