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Dedicated surfing app for garmin watches.</p><p></p><p>If you find this app useful, please consider donating - I no longer have a usable garmin watch to develop with but you can help keep this app going by visiting-</p><p></p><p>and helping towards the cost of a replacement watch, Thanks for your support!</p><p></p><p>***note***</p><p>Garmin have introduced their own surfing app on the "Garmin instinct surf" and broken the summary view on Garmin connect for activities saved as 'surfing' by other apps, you may have spent hundreds on your watch but Garmin say if you want to surf you must buy their new watch.</p>

What’s New

1.2.0 Added some newer garmin models</p><p>1.1.7 Added support for some newer watches</p><p>1.1.4 Fix for custom data fields not showing correctly on garmins connect website/app</p><p>1.1.3 Added MARQ watch range</p><p>1.1.2 Added correct icon size for VivoActive 4s</p><p>1.1.1 Added Fenix 6X models</p><p>1.1 Added layouts for Fenix 6 models and Vivoactive 4</p><p> Changed exit method for touchscreen devices to make it more reliable</p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • D2™ Delta D2™ Delta
  • D2™ Delta PX D2™ Delta PX
  • D2™ Delta S D2™ Delta S
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Descent™ MK2 Descent™ MK2, Descent™MK2i
  • Descent™ Mk2S Descent™ Mk2S
  • Enduro™ 2 Enduro™ 2
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • Forerunner® 245 Forerunner® 245
  • Forerunner® 245 Music Forerunner® 245 Music
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • Forerunner® 945 Forerunner® 945
  • Forerunner® 945 LTE Forerunner® 945 LTE
  • Forerunner® 955 Forerunner® 955, Forerunner® 955 Solar
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® 6 fēnix® 6
  • fēnix® 6 Dual Power fēnix® 6 Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro fēnix® 6 Pro, fēnix® 6 Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Solar fēnix® 6 Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6 Solar fēnix® 6 Solar
  • fēnix® 6S fēnix® 6S
  • fēnix® 6S Dual Power fēnix® 6S Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6S Pro fēnix® 6S Pro, fēnix® 6S Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Solar fēnix® 6S Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6S Solar fēnix® 6S Solar
  • fēnix® 6X Pro fēnix® 6X Pro, fēnix® 6X Sapphire, fēnix® 6X Pro Solar, tactix® Delta Sapphire, quatix® 6X Solar, tactix® Delta Solar, tactix® Delta Solar Ballistics
  • fēnix® 7 fēnix® 7, quatix® 7
  • fēnix® 7 Pro fēnix® 7 Pro
  • fēnix® 7S fēnix® 7S
  • fēnix® 7S Pro fēnix® 7S Pro
  • fēnix® 7X fēnix® 7X, quatix® 7X – Solar Edition
  • fēnix® 7X Pro fēnix® 7X Pro
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • MARQ™ Adventurer MARQ™ Adventurer
  • MARQ™ Athlete MARQ™ Athlete
  • MARQ™ Aviator MARQ™ Aviator
  • MARQ™ Captain MARQ™ Captain, MARQ™ Captain: American Magic Edition
  • MARQ™ Commander MARQ™ Commander
  • MARQ™ Driver MARQ™ Driver
  • MARQ™ Expedition MARQ™ Expedition
  • quatix® 6 quatix® 6
  • quatix® 6X quatix® 6X, quatix® 6X Solar, quatix® 6X Dual Power
  • tactix® 7 tactix® 7, tactix® 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition, tactix® 7 – Pro Edition
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® 4 vívoactive® 4, GarminActive
  • vívoactive® 4S vívoactive® 4S, GarminActive S
Average Rating: (148 Ratings)

Andre Lima
August 21, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

The app is Great and it workshop really good in my garmin fenix5x. At the end of the surf seccion it gives details of the waves, time surfing, etc. but this kind of information does not pass to garmin app and Strava. It only show the map and the km...

August 16, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

It’s possible to see the km traveled rather than the km surfed ?? Thanks

Developer Reply
August 20, 2023, AledThomas

Yes, if you upload the track to strava or wavestracker you should see that stat (or any other gps track analyser app), but it will be gps data and won't account for currents so isn't an accurate measure of how far you paddled relative to the moving water

July 28, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

I don’t know why but can’t count any waves I ride. Have been using for a while and no waves counting at all. Any help to fix this?

Developer Reply
July 29, 2023, AledThomas

Hi, yes there's instructions on how to do this in the instructions. Thanks for the 2 stars though.

May 28, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

This app is fantastic and the best surfing app by far. Have been using for over year with no issues… and continue to use. Did Garmin just do an updated that effects wave tracking? Problem started 2 weeks ago. All data is captured on watch and transfers to Strava correct.. but not in Garmin connect app.

Developer Reply
May 30, 2023, AledThomas

Did you change your watch? Garmin blocks certain watches from seeing certain stats to try and make you buy a higher tier watch

May 14, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Garmin broke some of the functionality as described by the dev but still works great! Uploading to strava you can see the individual waves/laps, gps, and heart rate just fine. Thanks for a great simple app!

David Artyunov
May 12, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

The app is good on the watch but on the phone it doesn't show the total waves the rest of the data.

Developer Reply
May 13, 2023, AledThomas

Hi, I can't affect what your phone shows from within an app on your watch, that's down to whoever wrote the app you're using on your phone.

May 2, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Best APP for surfing! Thanks for this great work. I use it on MK1 and it detects waves really good. Sadly Garmin has broken the displayed wavecount. I would pay for it when it would be fixed. Rounds seem to be from one wave to the other. It would be nice to have each wave as an own round to see stats like 1 wave, 30 seconds standing, Max 18kmh. Probably it is also possible to detect turns?

April 8, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Doesn't work properly, cannot identify waves, count a lot of wave when I'm just paddling, I gave two stars only because of map

Developer Reply
April 9, 2023, AledThomas

I would say you need to read the instructions and check your settings, but I don't think you're even reviewing the right app - because there is no map in this app :D

March 23, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Very poor app you cannot see your wave rides as a breakdown analysis of your wave rides separately for ex the course of your ride on the Map the speed the acceleration in every sec of a waveride the height of the wave For 2022 you cannot sell watches to show calories and distance so boring Dawn patrol for ex in surfing is far ahead Garmin products need support

Developer Reply
April 9, 2023, AledThomas

Um, I don't sell watches garmin does, so you'd be better off crying to them not here in a review :D you can see all that breakdown but only if you have a watch that garmin classes as a surf watch. Besides if you're relying on an app to tell you the size of the wave (it can't) you have a lot to learn before worrying about other stats lol

March 20, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Works great. Thanks! Love the map and wave count, but count doesn't show on Garmin app. Still awesome!

Mark Krause
March 15, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Will you update for venu 2

Juan Jose Lillo
March 5, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Funciona muy mal, una lástima porque sería una buena herramienta para analizar el entrenamiento. Garmin mal

Håvard Eriksen
March 3, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

This App is realy nice, Only one thing, after the surf you can se the Mapp and the Lines off the surf, whitch is greate. would be awsome iff it hadd different collors fore Padle / wave surf, so its easy to se, now its just alott off lines

February 28, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

What's the fix for when it's stuck on waiting for GPS, I can can see comment below. 5 star review to get help <3

Developer Reply
March 1, 2023, AledThomas

Hi, if it won't lock the gps, first make sure you're outside (gps won't work indoors), if it still won't find a signal close the app and open one of the built in Garmin apps (eg running, cycling etc) and wait until they pick up a good gps then close that app and restart the surfing app. This should work fine, you shouldn't need to do this again but it seems a problem with some watches if they haven't used gps recently or are at a new location.

Ronald Serrão
February 27, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Hi, is it working in forerunner 745?

February 27, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Hi, it looks like its stuck in the gps signal search when starting the app. Is there a way to fix this?

Developer Reply
February 27, 2023, AledThomas

Yes there is, thanks for leaving a 1 star review though ಠ⁠_⁠ಠ

February 16, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Très bonne application. Je l’utilise depuis un an pour toutes mes sessions. On peut régler la durée de vagues détectables et les vitesses semblent assez justes. Je recommande.

Conor Hickey
January 29, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Doesn’t seem to work anymore.. just standard heart rate data now :( Used to be great before

January 23, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Hi, most of times it dosnt Connect with gps, or taks to long. Any idea? Thanks

Developer Reply
January 24, 2023, AledThomas

There's a way to fix that

Federico 🇺🇾🏊🏻‍♂️🏄🏼‍♂️⚽️
January 9, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Great app!! Congrats But I wont buy Garming instint surf watch. I do not like to be hostage of nobody In any case, ripcurl

David Rees
January 4, 2023 | Version 1.2.0

Hi, I have been using the surf app for a couple of years now, it is excellent. The GPS seems to get stuck on 3 squares is there a fix?

Developer Reply
January 4, 2023, AledThomas

Hi thanks for your review. It might be a watch update has changed the gps, try using one of the built in apps to get a good gps signal once then close that app and open this one again

December 27, 2022 | Version 1.2.0

It’s a shame the app won’t start an activity without GPS. My Garmin is a vivoactive 4 so the app wants to use my phones GPS, the only problem is I don’t take my phone surfing.

Developer Reply
December 28, 2022, AledThomas

You do realise your watch has gps built in right? Thats how it works. The watch tracks your surfing by gps, otherwise there would be no point. It doesn't use your phones gps at all, ever. You don't even need a phone.

Andrea G
December 23, 2022 | Version 1.2.0

So much better than the original Garmin app on Fenix 6 Pro Solar. With a little tuning of the parameters (I increased both by 1) wave count is great. When transferred on the watch you can see individual waves on the map, which you could not with the same app on my previous Vivoactive watch. The only think is that on Garmin Connect the wave count is different than on the watch, it looks like Garmin is doing some post processing, and making it worse… I hope there was a way to fix that. In any case great app.

November 28, 2022 | Version 1.2.0

Se queda bloqueado antes de los 5 minutos de uso en mi fenix 5. Se para el tiempo transcurrido y no cuenta las olas. En mi reloj no funciona

Developer Reply
November 29, 2022, AledThomas

It works well on fenix 5, you just need to follow the simple instructions.

Oliver Burdekin
November 21, 2022 | Version 1.2.0

A very useful app. I had to restart my vivoactive 4 before the GPS could be picked up. I can see it being really helpful to record and evaluate sessions. I donated to support the developer. Maybe if the name was changed to wave tracker it wouldn't clash with Garmin's monopoly on activities (and widen appeal to other ocean sports)