The world's first GPS surf watch

April 17, 2014 | Surfing
Rip Curl Search GPS: measure speed and distance

Rip Curl has launched the world's first surf watch with a built-in GPS system.

The Rip Curl Search GPS watch will track your surf, register your top speed and distance and rack up your wave count in each session.

You can easily sync your data to the Rip Curl Search App or website to re-live your surf with location maps, image sharing and graphic charts which showcase your session.

The new revolution will try to connect surfing and speed, once again. In 2011, the professional surfing circuit tried an innovative speed management system.

The GPS device tracked the surfers' performance in order to unofficially "crown" a speed champion. The idea got lost in the ether and the ASP World Tour quietly discontinued the GPS test.

The Rip Curl Search GPS watch will get things personal. You'll be able to build your own rankings and compare it with others.

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