Take your Apple Watch or iPhone out surfing to track your surf and measure your waves.

- Track and Analyse your surf
- Count your waves
- View them on a map
- Know your top speed
- Beat your personal records
- Measure your wave time
- Know your distance surfed per wave and in total
- Measure your heart rate and calories burned
- Integrates with the Health App and Activity App

"If in doubt, paddle out!"

What's New

Version 1.8.5

Some problems with synchronization of waves should be resolved in this release.
We apologise for the inconvenience to those who lost some data because of this. :(

Happy surfing from the Dawn Patrol Team

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Good start


I’ve been using this app for the past few weeks. It’s recording my waves but the distance travelled is way off. My guess is that it’s calculating distance travelled by adding the distance paddled after my last wave plus the actual distance surfed. Additionally, it’s registering way more waves than I’m actually catching. The main reason I’m using the app is to capture my speeds but due to the miscounting of waves it’s hard to see what my speeds are. The app has ways to go to catch up to the ripcurl gps watch but it’s a good start. One thing I’d like to see on the next iteration is a battery indicator, a LTE signal display, and a missed call/text count or indicator. Might as well take advantage of the Apple Watch 3 hardware. I bought the watch to specifically receive calls and messages while I’m surfing but the app does not take full advantage of these features and constantly unlocking the Digital Crown to check missed calls/texts, or battery life makes using the watch with the app more difficult. Keep going, this app has lots of utility potential.

Developer Response

Thanks a lot for your feedback. We will make a record of your feature requests and add them to our roadmap. Stay tuned on the updates. Happy surfing.

Hardware limitation? App limitation?

google calender user

Overall, I like this app so the developer can keep working on accuracy issue. My only concern (yet the most important factor) is accuracy. After a session in the water, there are always multiple random moving records nearby land locations. I even don’t understand why it happens. Maybe hardware limitation(?) of not capable of keeping constant GPS signal? Also even in the water, I got some records about movement that I even didn’t try (or move a bit). I guess there are some random location hopping in general and the app considers as a ride. Finally location names are incorrect even in CA. Honestly I’m not sure these issues are completely fixable due to hardware (apple watch 3) limitation, but I hope the developer can figure out better ways in terms of software aspect.

The best of the surf session apps, but...


Accurate wave count and easier to use than Surface (can’t end session when done) and Surf Tracker (need to press Apple Watch face after each wave).

Eats up my entire battery (AW3 38, I’m told the 42 has a slightly longer battery life) in about 2 hours or shortly after catching 30 waves. Oh yeah, and if the battery runs out before you close the app your entire session is rubbish. It’ll record your wave count but the waves will show up as occurring on December 31, 1970 at 14:00 and none of them will show up on the map. No wave info will show up. Of course it’s very difficult to turn off the app in the water when the watch face and you finger are wet and even more difficult when you’re trying to paddle and duck under waves.

Siri can help to open the app (sometimes when the mic isn’t waterlogged) but it can’t start or stop the app.

Missed some fun sessions because I forgot to turn on the app before I paddled out or because I couldn’t get the app to end session before my battery ran out.

Developer Response

Hi, thanks for your rating and feedback. We would be interested to understand a bit more about your request for a shortcut from the Watch. Would you mind to send us a message using the Feedback button in the phone app to elaborate more about this feature request?


Z-ANT User Interfaces
73.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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