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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: (101 Ratings)

September 8, 2019 | Version 1.90

No puedo instalarla en fénix 3,

September 8, 2019 | Version 1.90

Fenix 3: It does not send wave information to Garmin Connect. It sends information of time and distance of the whole activity. In fact, when you sincronize, the waves dissapear from the watch

Martin Medina Q.
September 1, 2019 | Version 1.90

Can’t make it work on fenix3 any help ?

August 19, 2019 | Version 1.90

Any updates for Fenix3 hr?

Ben Watson
July 7, 2019 | Version 1.90

any new updates?, would love the features of surf tracker2 supported for the fenix 3

Dan Smith
April 29, 2019 | Version 1.90

I used it before an loved it. I just got a new 235 and am trying to load it. I cannot recall how to do it. Is there a step by step for installation?

Samuel Christen
April 2, 2019 | Version 1.90

I bet its a good app but I cannot access it on my Fenix 3 ... I downloaded it but its not among the apps on the watch. Can anyone help me

Geoff T
March 13, 2019 | Version 1.90

Great data field which I Was using all the time with Fenix 3HR. Now it’s not working anymore on 3HR. Very bummed about this ! Any ideas when garmin will sort this out. Don’t know if they give a s^*%t actually ! Great app while it lasted .......

Cristina González
March 5, 2019 | Version 1.90

Funciona perfectamente para el forerunner 235. Mismos datos que el Rip Curl, número de olas, distancia remada, velocidad max de la ola... una pasada. 200% recomendable.

January 29, 2019 | Version 1.90

Great data field!!! I maybe have to tweak the thresholds to have more realistic data but it's already good. If you could add time count between two waves it would be wonderful!!!

Dean Evenden
November 8, 2018 | Version 1.90

Used this on the Fenix 3 and 5 - amazing. Once you follow the setup instructions its really straight forward. Will this be available for Garmin Instinct soon?

Developer Reply
November 20, 2018, bwd1

The Instinct doesn’t have Connect IQ support = No data fields, apps, or widgets

Oscar Pereira
September 29, 2018 | Version 1.90

Congratulations!! Very useful Just wish a resume chart produced like the data screen itself

Justin Potgieter
August 31, 2018 | Version 1.90

Great app - using in on Fenix 3hr on the SUP activity.

August 1, 2018 | Version 1.90

Why dont run in my forerunner 235? I cant install.. help llegase!

Steve Guluk
May 23, 2018 | Version 1.70

Is there an issue with the Altitude? I've used this App for a year or so and it works great (when tuned to 11kph for wave threshold) but Elevation is showing @ 3200 ft when in the water.

Developer Reply
May 24, 2018, bwd1

I don't have anything to do with the Altitude...that would be Garmin. But my 935 Altitude jumps around when in and out of the water too.

Edward Forsyth
May 19, 2018 | Version 1.70

Hi mate love you app but cant upgrade to the surf track 2 because it isnt in the list of compatible devices. I have a fenix 3hr. Can you please make the tracker 2 available to that device? Many thanks

May 5, 2018 | Version 1.70

Great work Dave!! Thanks for the app. It track me perfect every wave. The only thing i miss is on Connect that there is no graph for the distance of the waves. Is It possible to do something to see a graph for ride distance? Thanks again for the app!!!

Clint Murdoch
January 29, 2018 | Version 1.70

I’ve been having trouble with mine lately with it not registering waves. Can the Tactix Bravo be added to Version 2??

Developer Reply
February 20, 2018, bwd1

Sorry for the late reply, can you use the Contact Developer link and send me a message and we can figure out what's wrong. Have you checked the App Settings in GCM or Express to make sure that waves will be detected?

January 9, 2018 | Version 1.70

Great app, a bit of a gimmick since what you see ok your watch is completely gone after you save the activity. Connect iq doesn't show anything close to the same account of info as even the screen.

Developer Reply
January 9, 2018, bwd1

The "gimmick" part is on Garmin's side - they are the ones that haven't got this working. I've done as much as I can. It mostly works for the newer watches (F5, 935). I would complain to them:

December 22, 2017 | Version 1.70

Excellent work Dave. Just wish there was a way to mark caught waves as green in google maps, so when you look at the GPS data, you can tell which is a wave and which is paddling around. Not a fault of your app though.

Andres Montero
December 6, 2017 | Version 1.70

I have Fenix 3hr, and tried it today while SUP surfing small waves, the app was stable,. My thresholds were to high so it did not pick up all waves. But i love the app, it was stable and will try again soon. Any chance of adding the FENIX 3HR to the Surf tracker2?? Great Job.

Developer Reply
December 7, 2017, bwd1

Thank you for the review, I hope you can get it working properly. The problem with the older watches is memory, as in there is not enough for me to add any more features. That is why I made version 2 for the Fenix 5 etc.

December 3, 2017 | Version 1.70

Fenix 3- you need to go into Settings-apps and then Add New. Call it Surfing or whatever, then select Data Screens, then SCREEN 1. Change LAYOUT to only 1 field (unless you want to add more) then scroll down to FIELD 1 and select the SURF TRACKER you have downloaded. Then go back and make sure the other screens are off (Screen 2 to Screen 10). Then you are done. It is then available as one of your Apps (same way you use for running etc.) by pressing the Start button and scrolling to find whatever you called it. May be other options if you want to play around, but this is how I set it up.

October 11, 2017 | Version 1.70

Hi, First great job ! really cool app. i have a question, when i export my data to save my activities, i can backup the sessions but not all the data... I do that by a python script on github. I can get speed, duration but not the number of waves by example If you have an idea ?

October 8, 2017 | Version 1.70

Works surprisingly well, much better than I expected. Great job on building this!

September 7, 2017 | Version 1.70

I cant find the app in my forerunner230

Developer Reply
September 7, 2017, bwd1

Before giving a 1 star review maybe you could at least try to read the instructions. It's a DATA FiELD not an app...

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