Are you always looking to get surf forecasts on your phone for nearby beaches? Or perhaps you are looking to check out a local web cam to see what the surf is really like, after all you can’t always trust the surf forecasts. Well for those of you who are not aware there is a great android app by magicseaweed.com. It has has everything you can want as an avid surfer. It has details surf forecasts for as fat as 14 days out and it has surf spots from all around the world. For here in Ireland it has over 10 surf spots forecaster including two on the east coast with the rest being on the west coast and north coast.
You can also upload your surf videos and pictures and link them to that surf spot so other surfers can see what the breaks look like and check out the beach online. For some really popular spots there is surf cams installed which is really the best way to check out the beaches.
This app is available on both android and IOS. Most surf hostels and surf shops have this app running in their stop so you can check out the forecasts while in the shops. Some shops are now even projecting the forecast on their wall on an android box which can be got from TV box Ireland. So if you are looking to keep track of your local waves while out and about we suggest you check out this app.
Dash cameras have become hugely popular in the last few years and it is easy to see why they have become such a big hit. Not only are they a cool gadget that you can have fun recording your journey but they can also help protect your vehicle against potential incidents on the road. So here are our top 3 reasons why you should consider owning a dashboard camera for your surf trips:
1. Security Camera when you are out surfing:
As anyone who surfs knows a lot of surfing hot spots are the target of thieves all around the country. Most surfing hot spots are in rural areas and a lot of them don’t even have proper car parks so you need to leave your vehicle at the side of the road. This is easy pickings to would be thieves and many surfers often report breaks ins to their car.
With a dashboard camera installed in your car you will be able to get footage of any potential incident. Many dash cams will activate when there is a noise in the car so you will have some footage to go to the police with after the incident.
2. Record the beautiful scenery:
Dashboard cameras are great for recording the footage of the beautiful scenery around Ireland as you do your surf trips. A lot of surfers like to make use of gopros to record their surfing adventures and with a dashboard camera you can know edit the video together with great shots of your scenic journey to your surf location.
3. Record your surfing skills (or lack of!):
In certain places such as standhill you can park your car facing the beach. This means that with a good dash cam you catch footage of you surfing from the shore. This may not be as good an option as a Gopro but it is a cool thing to do if you already or are considering getting a dash cam.
So these are some little tips about how we have used our dashboard camera surfing. Peace out.