Entrepreneur and local surfer,
Andrew Scales, has had a long time dream and vision that inspired him to launch
SurfSpotting. The aim was to provide surfers with an app that focuses on surf
spots and finding them based on the users personal observations. As Andrew, a
local surfer for over 25 years explains, “I get frustrated with the
inconsistency of surf reports. Most of them aren’t
‘real-time’ enough for surfers. Nothing beats sticking your head
outside and checking conditions for yourself”.
SurfSpotting aims to provide
the ultimate atlas for surfers. In order to do this, it now offers detailed
information on over 2,000 surf spots worldwide. More spots will be added in the
upcoming months to make this the most comprehensive surf atlas.
Obtaining all the data has
taken a lot of time, determination and research. Each spot has been carefully
positioned to ensure its accuracy and comes with its own detailed description
including best wind and swell direction, wave direction and the surface below,
hazards, tides plus more. Thanks to Andrew and his tech team, this data is now
presented in a clear and user-friendly way.
The team is constantly developing and improving the app. Our goal is to create
a complete surfing atlas for the travelling surfer or beach lover and those in
search of the perfect wave.
The development of SurfSpotting has given me an
amazing amount of pleasure. To do something that I love and am very passionate
about on a daily basis is really the best type of job to have. I would
encourage everyone to follow their dreams as it makes working even more fun.
is now available
for $2.99AU on Android & iPhone.