iPhone surf apps: waves invading the iTunes store

Surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and bodyboarding applications have been invading iPhone smartphones.

In the last few years, many bad, fair, good, and very good apps have been developed and uploaded into the iTunes Store. It's time to check the best iPhone surf apps, free or paid.

Let's start with the iPhone surfing games.

It's not easy to make a good portable surfing game, but "Billabong Surf Trip" is great. Cool graphics, friendly user controls, and an overall will to hit the real waves apply.

The "Kite Surfer" is also popular among wind sports enthusiasts.

Rip Curl developed "Live The Search: The Ultimate Surfing Game," another gnarly example of how we should pass the time while waiting for the best tide.

Finally, "Wildcard Pro Surfing" lets you, Jonny Carver, experience 1000 different surf trick combinations.

There are other interesting surf apps for your iPhone. The "NOAA Ocean Buoys" is pretty cool.

It provides users with access to live data transmitted from over 120 buoys scattered throughout North America, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Check the wave heights, wave periods, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, water temperature, atmospheric pressure, pressure tendency, and dew points. Great for surfers and sailors.

Surfline has developed an iPhone app with world surf forecasts.

Featuring 140 live HD surf cams, this mobile app has what it takes to get to the best surf spot available in a few minutes. So, the Surfline app is a must for US surfers.

Windguru launched a very intuitive version of the classic website. This Windguru iPhone app is free and can be quickly downloaded.

Storm Surfers are also hunting the biggest waves and let you know where they are for free.

"iSurfer - Surfing Coach" is the perfect surf dictionary for beginners, intermediates, and advanced surfers. Learn to perform tricks, the rules, the best equipment, and safety procedures.

If you're a windsurfer or kitesurfer, the "Kite and Windsurfing Navigator" is essential to understand what are the pros and cons of your surf trip destinations.

"Wind Vane" is remarkable. This iPhone app gets your GPS location and starts delivering real-time wind speed and direction data.

"Wind Meter" uses your iPhone to calculate wind speed by analyzing the volume on your microphone.

Check also the "Shaka Wind Meter."

If you've still got time before hitting the surf, find out more about "Over The Falls," "Windsurfing Tricktionary," "Windfinder Pro," "Bobble Surfer," "Marine Tides Planner," "The Stormrider Guide," and "iBodyboard."

Get an Apple iPhone or iPad now, or play more online surfing games.

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