I like the app. Its pretty good. Its good for this reason - it shows me current conditions which I can apply to the places I surf. water temp, buoy, wind speed and direction, and tide. That's all I need for morning check.
But the reason most people use the app is for forecasting. Nobody who seriously surfs thinks there is a model out there that's going to be right on outside of 3 days. Even inside 3 days can be a crapshoot. Its weather - we get it.
But this is my beef. The buoy is ringing 4.7 feet at 8 seconds, the cams I use are showing waist high +, I go to the beach and its waist to chest +, and the app says today is going to be ankle high. Does the algorithm not correct with buoy and wind data? How can a wave forecasting app be reporting the wrong conditions ON THE DAY THE CONDITIONS ARE HAPPENING?
Lastly, the app missed last weeks swell in its entirety. If I was traveling, I'd look at the app and think - good... There is no surf. Then I'd open IG and see that, well sh!t, all my friends are surfing head high plus ground swell and the app is telling me its going to be knee high.
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Thread: Lets Talk About The SI App
Oct 20, 2016, 08:33 PM #1
Lets Talk About The SI App
Last edited by Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor; Oct 20, 2016 at 08:52 PM.
Oct 20, 2016, 08:47 PM #2
We're actually working on the app, so I really appreciate the feedback!
Sorry it's having issues.
Yesterday, 12:37 AM #3Senior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2009
How come Monmouth County keep throwing a error?
Yesterday, 12:49 AM #4
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- milton delaware
Yesterday, 12:50 AM #5
Does not update enough.
Should show swell height, not wave height.
Since you axed...
Yesterday, 12:33 PM #6
I really appreciate the feedback again guys!
Any other issues or changes you would like to see? No promises on the changes but this sort of feedback really helps us provide a better user experience.
Yesterday, 01:05 PM #7
I don't use the app, so no help here. Now the website on the other hand has plenty that could be modified. It was better before the "new" software "upgrade". It's faster now, I think, but the whole Surf Crew thing and loss of so much functionality, Doug can't see his pictures, certain profiles have an error message when you click on them, the list goes on.
Yesterday, 01:11 PM #8
Do the profiles work at all? I used to like that feature when you could see who was looking at your profile. Plus you got to put a little blurb about yourself.
Yesterday, 01:16 PM #9
Yesterday, 01:19 PM #10