Gower Tides & Surf

Gower Tides & Surf


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Easily view the tidal data, local surf, weather and other useful information for the Gower in South Wales.
An Internet connection is NOT required to view tidal or sunrise/sunset data.

Accurate tidal forecasts for the Gower Peninsula (including Llangennith, Rhossili, Broughton, Oxwich, etc.) but should also be relevant to much of the South Wales coast.

Choose from a selection of 4 coastal locations (hopefully more soon) for 5-day surf reports and view 5-day weather forecasts.


Tides available offline:
- The application does not require an Internet connection in order to obtain the tides information as this is handled locally.
- No loading times.
- This is particularly useful in areas with little/no data reception.

Surf Data:
- 5 day surf and swell forecast available for 4 Gower locations (more soon, hopefully).
- Cached locally, so sync the app (happens automatically by default) before heading to no-signal areas.

Weather Data:
- The app can also display the weather (though this feature does require an Internet connection).
- Local weather forecast is available for up to 5 days from the current day.
- Cached locally, so if you sync and move to a no-signal area, then the data is still viewable.

- Choose what you want to see.
- Configure the information shown on the graph and in tide tables.
- Choose whether or not to collect or show weather data.

- Tidal patterns usually form more of a cosine wave (in terms of a graph). This app displays the tidal information as linear intervals. This is accurate in indicating the height of the tide at low- and high-tide, but will not be accurate between tide events.

- Surf data provided by Magic Seaweed.
- Weather data is provided by World Weather Online.
- Weather icons part of Novacons set designed by digitalchet (http://digitalchet.deviantart.com/art/Novacons-Weather-Icons-13133337)
- Information icons (temp., wind, precip., etc.) part of Climacons set designed by Adam Whitcroft (http://adamwhitcroft.com/climacons/)
- Other information icons (surf icons, 'back to today', etc.) part of Batch set also designed by Adam Whitcroft.

I hope to also include extra features in future releases, such as:
- More detail on surf reports
- More granular weather reports

Tags: gowertides, magic seaweed weather forecast, magic seaweed oxwich.

Recently changed in this version

v1.4 (current)
- 5-day surf and swell forecasts for 4 Gower locations
- Improved interface
- Provided links to application source
- Unified weather and surf synchronisation (occurs automatically by default)

- Additional UI updates (easier switching between days)
- New icon sets (see credits in 'About' for author details)

- You can now use your finger to swipe between days
- Updated UI

Comments and ratings for Gower Tides & Surf
  • (46 stars)

    by joe squire on 19/06/2014

    Great for tide times and heights I use it as a rock climber and surfer

  • (46 stars)

    by Mike Speed on 16/12/2013

    I go surfing at the gower all the time with my friends and now I know when it get s dark and when it gets light, also when the tides go in and out, although I can't explain that. 5 speeds.

  • (46 stars)

    by David Webberley on 05/11/2013

    Excellent application

  • (46 stars)

    by LadsOn Tour on 04/04/2013

    Really useful and helped me a lot

  • (46 stars)

    by Mike Webberley on 14/03/2013

    Really useful and works when there is no reception, which there frequently isn't down there!!

  • (46 stars)

    by Helen Webberley on 07/03/2013

    The great thing about this app is that it doesn't need Internet to be able to tell you high and low tide is. It saves all that searching for the tide timetable booklet. Simple and very effective. Works on all my devices.