The simplest way to stay safe out on the water.
Mate, the all new Coastguard app is here! It’s got a boatload of handy features for fishos and boaties including...
Log a trip
Quick fish or a weekend mission? Let us know where you’re headed and
when you’ll be back for peace of mind out on the water.
Keep an eye on the current conditions at your spot – or someone else’s.
Get live weather updates including up-to-the-minute wind data with Coastguard Nowcasting.
Check the forecast
Don’t set sail if she’s blowing a gale. Get 5 days forecasts for wind,
weather, swell and tides.
Save your spots
Can’t remember where that whopper was caught? Save your favourite
spots for quick access next time.
Registration: Allow use of +64 in the phone number, reduce minimum password to 7 characters
Nowcast: Nowcast home location now “sticks”
5 day Forecast: Wind speed changed to knots, Wind arrow rotated to show direction of wind travel
Text Forecast: Updated with new areas and split into Recreational & Coastal drop-downs
Log a Trip: Improvement to location query
Ratings and Reviews
Very good app and easy to use.
Worked for a bit then started timing out and not loading. They fixed the overloaded servers but it was still hanging on startup so I uninstalled then reinstalled the app again, logged back in and now it works fine.
Developer Response ,
Thanks KayakDon for your feedback - glad the app is working now as it should. All the best
A step backwards from the old app
Saving Tiritiri nowcast to my home screen never works - always reverts to Bean Rock.
Design for iPhone X leaves a lot to be desired. The “x” button to get rid of the irksome Rayglass advert (which as a yachtie is of zero relevance to me) is located in the top right of the screen too close to the edge, which you can’t click easily, and definitely not on a moving boat)
The weather forecast tides part of the app isn’t useful yet as it picks up the wrong tide info and you can’t change it . For instance the Shelly Park cruising club- located on the Waitemata should use the closest tide station of Maraetai to get true data, the app picks up Onehunga which is on the Manukau harbour so not useful (3 hrs out).
- Coastguard Northern Region Inc
- 18.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Royal New Zealand Coastguard Incorporated (Coastguard)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.