Here are some of the popular Online Swell Tracking tools.
Surfline is the first stop for anyone watching what is happening with the swell.
For a very reasonable price you get 7 – 10 day Surf Forecasts across the world. Also included in this price is HD Cam Streams, 7-10 day LOLA Surf Forecasts, 5 day Near-Shore Wave and Wind Models, LOAL Global Swell Model and Archive, up to 20 custom surf alerts, iphone streaming cams, and surf shop/trip discounts.
Surfline Membership comes in three flavors,
- $69.95 Premium Yearly
- $9.95 Premium Monthly
- $84.95 Surfline & Surfrider yearly
Magic Seaweed seems to be a lot more popular with the UK market, and as a free service, has taken off among those with limited budgets for swell chasing.
While it does not go into as much detail as it’s bigger brother above, it offers a VERY substantial free service.
You will notice that the swell forecasts for Magic Seaweed are often lower than those from Surfline, perhaps down to a different algorithm or perhaps down to an over-zealous computer programmer (the swell was THIS BIG!)
Other Swell Forecast tools?
You tell us!
If you have any lesser known tools that you use to predict your next surf trip add it to the comments below. If we think it’s got what it takes to run against these items we’ll not just add it to the page but also write a review.