PJ Manning
September 7th 2019

Wavetrotter: The Best Travel and Surf App

Since the launch of our surf app, Wavetrotter, surfers now have a super-powerful travel and surf app at their fingertips.

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I started Wavetrotter to become the best travel and surf app in the market today.

That being said - there are plenty of surf forecast apps and the last thing any surfer wants is another surf forecast app that gives you the same exact surf data with a different design.

Yep, there's a bit of fatigue in the surf app marketplace...

But I think that's because everyone is trying to make another surf app for surf forecasts or surf conditions.

Therefore, I decided to focus on the other side of the business - travel and surf.

Wavetrotter was built with one goal in mind - to give surfers all of the information they need for their next surf trip in one travel and surf app.

The first step was to look at the surf app marketplace with some brutal honesty. Let's be real - there's not really a better alternative in the surf forecast category from Magicseaweed and Surfline. Although there really should be seeing as Surfline bought Magicseaweed.

Competition breeds innovation and also keeps companies in check.

Surfline having a monopoly on the surf forecast app marketplace is not good for anyone - not even their own long-term growth. They will inevitably go into self-preservation and higher monetization mode, rather than continued innovation and listening to what their users want. As it stands today - they undoubtedly have the best surf forecast app and without some capital or backing - no surf forecast app is really going to compete with them.

However, where Surfline and Magicseaweed are lacking is in the travel and surf market.

They've attempted to get into these markets with surf travel sections on their sites and a few ads for surf rentals around the world, but it doesn't seem to stick.

There really should be a standalone surf app focused around travel and surf...

Wavetrotter is a surf travel platform that helps you plan your next surf trip. The Wavetrotter travel and surf app focuses on 3 key features...

  • Strike missions - users can easily find a trip anywhere in the world based on the next 2 weeks forecast and their surf preferences
  • Future surf trips - users can filter through locations to find out where is the best bet for planning trips in the future
  • Surfboard bag fee costs - a simple flight search engine that calculates in surfboard bag fees to show the cost of flying with your boards

The web app has more features like a growing list of surf real estate as well as surf camp listings.

While it may take some time to become the absolute best surf app out there today - I'm certainly shooting for that with Wavetrotter.

Give it a download and let me know what you think. Unlike big businesses, I'm super responsive and quick to make changes to grow Wavetrotter to become the top travel and surf app based on your feedback!

Just let me know what you think with the chat over there 👉