Are you a surfing enthusiast? On our Top 10 Best Surf Watches list, we have gathered some of the best options that are currently on the market!
You will see, some companies excel in manufacturing surf watches - just like Nixon, Rip Curl and Casio - so we are presenting a few options within those watch companies. Depending on your needs, some multisports watches will be your best surf companion. But, there is also some great options in terms of specific surf watches expertise. Let’s see which one catches your wave!
Apple Watch Series 4
Not only did this watch made it to our Top 10 Best Running Watches, it also had to be included in our Top 10 Best Surf Watches. The Apple Watch Series 4 is a multisports watch, that is also amazing for surf as you can use it combined with surf apps like Sessions, Dawn Patrol and Surface Surf Forecast & Waves to make your surfing data even more precise.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is water resistant up to 50 meters and comes with a magnetic charging cable as well as a USB power adapter. Using the Activity app on your iPhone, you can easily track your surf data and evaluate it once you are done. This watch also detects if you are training in a pool, or in open waters, for more accurate data. To make sure it did not absorb any water while you surfed, you only have to turn the digital crown on the watch to eject the water. How easy and reassuring is that?See it on Amazon
Ripcurl Search GPS 2
Rip Curl was born in 1969, in one of the world’s surf heavens : Australia. It is considered one of the largest surfing company in the world, specializing in designing, manufacturing and retailing surf sportswear and products. Therefore, we have featured two of their surf watches on our Top 10 Best Surf Watches list. Let’s check out the Rip Curl Search GPS 2.
This surf watch has a very simple, sophisticated sports look. It is black and comes with a little color accent around the case and on the strap; you can choose between blue, mint or yellow. Rip Curl claims the Search GPS 2 surf watch is the ‘’Ultimate surfer’s watch” and here are a few reasons that justify this claim.
This surf watch includes impressive tide information on more than 1400 locations, worldwide. It has a surf and tracking activity, all through a GPS. Its screen is large so it can clearly display lots of important information, like moon phases and sunset or sunrise times. The Rip Curl Search GPS 2 is a great option when it comes to surf watches.See it on Amazon
Ripcurl Rifles Tide
Rip Curl is such a leader in the surf watch industry, that we wanted to feature two of their watches on our Top 10 Best Surf Watches. Here is some information about the Rip Curl Rifles Tide.
Rip Curl qualifies this surf watch as their ‘’Classic tide watch’’. There is, on this watch, a detailed tide display on the screen. It gives a lot of details about the tide, including its height, the next tide, time, direction, etc. On the Rifles Tide surf watch, you will find 500 pre-programmed tide locations, so that you can get lots of information in many different surf places.
This watch has a 41mm case and comes in Jungle color, with a dark camo look. It is water resistant up to 100 meters and partially made of tough lightweight plastic, to ensure its durability. So, are you more on the classic side?See it on Amazon
Nixon was founded in 1997 in California, USA. This company is specialized in watches, accessories and audio devices. It also manufactures many different surf watches. This is one of the reasons why Nixon’s Siren watch made it to our Top 10 Best Surf Watches.
The Nixon Siren surf watch is designed for women rocking waves all over the world. This model comes in seven different fashionable color options, from light tangerine to pale pink, to black or white. The wristbands are made of ultra soft silicone, which makes it very comfortable in the water, but also on firm ground.
The Nixon Siren surf watch is water resistant up to 100 meters. Its screen is digital and displays date, time, basic and future tide, etc. It is also customizable so only the options you find the most relevant will be displayed. All of the details on this watch have been custom designed to make it a great surf partner.See it on Amazon
In order to come up with an elite surf watch, Nixon has partnered with Surfline to create the Ultratide. Surfline is also based in California, USA, just like Nixon is, and specializes in surf everything from reports, surf forecasting all the way to surf photography and much more. This is why the Nixon Ultratide watch had to be featured on our Top 10 Best Surf Watches.
Here are some of the features this surf watch includes : bluetooth technology - which makes it easy to track and display data, tide information, wave height, both wind direction and speed, as well as temperatures of air and water. The Nixon Ultratide gathers all important information so that you can surf in the best conditions. It even forecasts swell height and direction. You want to go back to surfing tomorrow? Well you only have to check tomorrow’s tide forecast, directly on your watch. These features explain why Nixon qualifies the Ultratide as ‘’The world’s first real time surf conditions watch’’.See it now
Nixon Base Tide Pro
Nixon offers many options when it comes to surf watches. We have decided to feature the Base Tide Pro on our Top 10 Best Surf Watches; find out why, right here.
Nixon’s Base Tide Pro surf watch is made tough, so that it can accompany you through lots of different conditions. This particular watch has been designed to be extremely durable and precise. The Base Tide Pro surf watch is 100 meter water resistant and its case has been reinforced with a hardened mineral glass, finished with a stainless steel back. It has a 42mm case and it comes in nine color choices of wristband. The silicone strap on this surf watch will ensure comfort. For more stability, it also has a double lock system on the strap.
It even features information on tides, sunsets and sunrises on 550 pre-programmed locations. So, wherever you decide to test the waves, you will get there with important information on hand before starting to surf.See it on Amazon
Vestal Brig Tide & Train
Like lots of great watch companies, Vestal is headquartered in California, USA. It retails watches that are manufactured in Asia. Vestal is mostly known for the watches they made for other cool brands like Gwen Stefani’s LAMB or Vans. When we discovered their Brig Tide & Train surf watch, we had to feature it on our Top 10 Best Surf Watches.
The Brig Tide & Train watch is a little wider than most of the surf watches, with a case of 44mm with a durable stainless steel back. It’s got an impressive selection of sixteen color choices, that will perfectly suit both men and women.
This watch is designed to track the tide data of 200 locations worldwide, for the next 10 years. Its screen is pretty large so it can display all the tide information it contains and makes it easy to read the data. The Brig Tide & Train watch is made for surfing, swimming and snorkeling. Because of that, it is water resistant up to 100 meters.See it on Amazon
Freestyle Mariner Tide
Freestyle is no exception when it comes to surf watch companies birthplaces : California, USA. The location on its own just evoques surfing. Freestyle does manufacture many surf watches, as they specialize in surfing. Here is why the Mariner Tide surf watch had to be included on our Top 10 Best Surf Watches.
This watch is made to suit the complete lifestyle of a surfer. It is designed for surfing, but is also a great boating and fishing companion. It is water resistant up to 100 meters and has a 48mm case, which suits larger wrists perfectly. Its band is made of silicone, for durability and stability when surfing.
The Freestyle Mariner Tide surf watch also provides information on tide, like : direction, time and height. As well, it allows you to get access to information about sunsets and sunrises. All of this on 150 locations worldwide.See it on Amazon
Casio G-Shock GWF-1000
Casio is a Japanese company that has been around since 1946. Its expertise is mostly with consumer electronics, including analog and digital watches. Casio has created a couple of surf watches that we had to feature on our Top 10 Best Surf Watches, just like the G-Shock GWF-1000.
If you are looking for a different look, more of a diver look, this could be the perfect surf watch for you. This watch is not called the G-Shock GWF-1000 for no reason, it is made to be shock resistant. Also, it is water resistant up to 200 meters, which proves how tough it is. Its case is made of stainless steel and the band of black resin, to ensure durability, as it is needed when surfing.
This surf watch displays both tide and moon data, for more accuracy. It adjusts itself to different time zones in the world, while you travel, automatically displaying the right information on your location, as well as the city code.See it on Amazon
Casio’s GLX5600 is also a stunning surf watch that we wanted to feature on our Top 10 Best Surf Watches. This watch is a limited edition of Casio’s collection and it’s pretty special.
Water resistant up to 200 meters, this watch is truly designed for surfers and anyone who enjoys different water sports. Just like its sister-watch, Casio’s G-Shock GWF-1000, you can display tide and moon data on the screen. Its look can be described as a dark sleek diving look.
The GLX5600 watch has a battery life of up to seven years. It’s got a pre-programmed calendar that goes all the way to 2099. It includes three multi-function alarms and can display accurate data and time zones on over 48 cities in the world. Check it out to see if Casio’s GLX5600 is your perfect surf match!See it on Amazon