Surfline Partners With Rip Curl SearchGPS Watches on Surfline Sessions
As of today, Rip Curl SearchGPS watch owners can pair their device with the Surfline Sessions app and receive video footage of their rides from over 600 Surfline surf cameras around the world.
The Search GPS watch counts a surfer’s waves, measures top speed, determines distance paddled, tracks total water time, and now, thanks to the Surfline Sessions partnership, enables surfers to capture their rides on video.
Here’s how it works: A surfer with a Rip Curl SearchGPS Watch heads to the beach and presses start on their watch. After surfing for as long as they wish in front of any Surfline camera, the Surfline/Rip Curl connection creates not only a record of each wave ridden in the Rip Curl app, but also a video clip of each ride in the Surfline app — all delivered to the surfer’s iPhone by the time they get out of their wetsuit.
“We’re excited to bring Surfline Sessions and auto-edited clips to Search GPS users through their Surfline Compatibility,” said Ross Garrett, President of Surfline. “It’ll be amazing to see what their users can do in front of our cameras, and especially their all-star team.”
“Our mission as a brand is to be regarded as the Ultimate Surfing Company,” explains PJ Connell, Rip Curl Marketing Director. “With that comes fanatical dedication to market leadership when it comes to core products. This collaboration is a perfect example of that dedication and being on the leading edge of technology to ultimately enhance our customer’s surfing experience.”
The Surfline Compatible Partner Program was created to drive innovation while accommodating surfers who want to track their surf sessions via other services/devices. This program includes both software and hardware developers that meet a standard of quality determined by Surfline. More Surfline Compatible Partners will be announced throughout the coming year.
Every day, surfers around the world depend on Surfline’s websites, apps, and data to not only score better waves more often — to “Know Before You Go” — but to relive their experiences back on land. Powered by a 35-year data set, proprietary swell modeling, and a team of meteorologists and scientists with more than 120 years of combined experience, Surfline’s forecasts are unrivaled. With live HD cameras at over 600 surf destinations worldwide, award-winning editorial content, and the groundbreaking Surfline Sessions tracking experience, Surfline is the trusted source for all things surf. Surfline is also the company behind Magicseaweed, Coastalwatch, Buoyweather and Fishtrack, all leading ocean-forecast products in the boating, fishing, surf-enthusiast and marine spaces. For more information visit Surfline.com.
ABOUT RIP CURL
Founded in 1969 by Brian Singer and Doug “Claw” Warbrick, Rip Curl is one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands. It has been at the forefront of the surf and snow scenes since its creation.
Rip Curl is a company for, and about, the crew on The Search. The products we make, the events we run, the riders we support and the people we reach globally, are all part of the Search that Rip Curl is on. Built by surfers for surfers, Rip Curl has been the market leader in surfing for over 50 years.
Rip Curl… the Ultimate Surfing Company.