SuRF TODAY

Be safe and have a swell day.

Surf Today allows you to view the surf and weather conditions at your favorite surf spots around the world in real time as well as the next few days. 

What you get with the Surf Today App

Swell

You can check the swell direction, wave height and wave interval.

Wind

Waves rely on wind, so it is important to understand the direction and power of the local wind.

Tide

Tide cycle helps you understand ocean and surf conditions at your local beach.

General Conditions

Weather, air and water temperature are provided for you to decide if it is the day to surf.

Surf report cards for your favorite surf spots. Swipe left or right to view cards. Click the card of the surf spot you want to check, and it will take you to screen #2.

Complete surf report and predictions for the surf spot you click into. Scroll down to see more details about swell, wind, tide, weather and sunrise/set in real time and forecast.

Complete surf report and forecast

Quick Peek:

Initial section shows the general information about current swell, weather, air and water temperature for the surf spot.

Swell Forecast:

This section shows the swell conditions for today and the next two days. 

Wind Forecast:

This section shows the wind direction and power in different time period for today and the next two days. The arrow on the rooster represents current wind direction.

Tide Forecast:

This section contains the tide chart with tide height and time for you to understand the tidal information for today and the next two days. The dolphin represents what time we are at now.

Weather and Sun:

The last two sections are the forecast for general weather and sunrise and sunset.

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Simple Flow

Click the list icon to view a list of our favorite surf spots.

Click the card icon to view surf spots with bigger picture.

Left swipe the list to delete spot.

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Fonts & Color Scheme

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Surf Today allows you to view the surf and weather conditions at your favorite surf spots around the world in real time as well as the next few days.

Surf Today allows you to view the surf and weather conditions at your favorite surf spots around the world in real time as well as the next few days.

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Research & Design Process

Surfline

Magic Seaweed

Competitive Analysis

Pain Points

In order to understand what kinds of information the users wish to see, I studied on other surf report/prediction apps, and learn how to read the data and charts. I first looked at the apps and list out the common terms and information they have such us swell, wind, tide, etc. And then I conducted an analysis on their details, app layouts, design styles and user flows.

1. Surfline and Magic Seaweed both have two tabs for real time report and forecast. It takes more steps for users to get to what they want to see, and users can easily get lost in the apps.

2. Magic Seaweed: Unclear arrangements for different sections like swell, wind, and tide. Users will need to spend time on figuring out how to read.

Solutions

Ideation

Hand Sketches

Previous Versions

1. Make one page report and forecast for a surf spot. Different sections arranged in vertical order. 

2. Put each section in a box to separate from others and avoid confusion and messiness.

3. Each section contain both real time report and forecast. Users are able to click on "date" button within the box.

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