Are You Using Surfline Wrong?

Are You Using Surfline Wrong?

If all you are using Surfline for is to get eyes on what the waves look like right now, you are leaving a lot of useful information on the table.

As a productive and well-rounded surfer, you need to be an expert at what makes your surf spot light up. 

That means understanding what swell direction it likes, which tide it's best on, which wind direction it's protected from—and then using all the tools that Surfline has to offer to predict when those conditions are going to line up favorably.  (So you know when to carve out time in your schedule to make sure you're there).

Scribble down on a piece of paper, or a note on your phone:

Your Surf Spot: ______________
Swell Direction: ______________
Preferred Tide: _______________
Preferred Wind: ______________
"Forget About it Wind": _____________

Now that you have your cheat sheet of ideal conditions, did you know you can set up alerts in your Surfline app to be notified when your conditions are met?

Knowing when your spot is going to be good is infinitely more valuable than simply knowing that it's good right now.  Become a student of your surf spot, and be there the next time all the conditions align. 

Surfline Tutorials: Spot Forecast from Surfline on Vimeo.

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