When to Surf

Find the best time to 🏄 surf anywhere

#4 Product of the DayFebruary 05, 2017

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Hi Product Hunt! Two months ago I started my journey to learn to code and build my first app. The result is When To Surf, it tells you the best time to surf wherever you are. There have been other surf apps like Magic Seaweed, but they’re not usable for beginners and require a manual to use. My app is very simple and easy. I wrote more about it on Medium: https://medium.com/@AndreyAzimov... I’m interested in your feedback. Update: This app not working at the moment. I need to move it from Digital Ocean to Heroku. I will do it someday :)
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@andreyazimov Andrey! First, huge congrats on shipping 👏🏼💯 - As you will notice over time, this is a lot more rare than you might imagine. The idea, seriously, is so cool. I love what you're doing with it! My feedback, since you asked: It failed to get my location, no matter what I do, sadly - so the number 1 thing that I think would be cool is if location-lookup fails, then fall back to a text-input so that users can manually enter their location (w/ autocomplete). And just for fun: Give me surfing photos from the location in question? Might be able to do something quite simple here w/ the instagram API.
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@andreyazimov Hi, congrats on going live with your When To Surf! I really love every single service related to the surfing. I just had an experience with your app and my feedback is that surfing conditions are very personal and complex thing. It might have a collaborative filtering algorithm under the hood to teach a system which conditions are good or not for particular person.
@andreyazimov Congrats dude! GOODGOOD :) maybe there's also information about koral available? In the future I can imagine referal links to teachers/surf courses in that particular place
@johnonolan thanks for you feedback and debug session. I'm working on it now. Also thanks for cool useful ideas for improving the product. Instagram photos is veery nice one.
@andrey_pachay Thanks man, I also think about it and maybe make like a surf calculator which can help you filter best time based on or personal conditions what you like
I added location search bar 🔍 to http://WhenToSurf.co 🏄. Now you can find any location around the world 🌏
Really looking for surf times in Colorado.
@aaronmckeehan need near Salt Lake City ?) At least it is a water :)
Amazing! Just subscribed
I am getting "502 Bad Gateway" error on the landing page. :(
@vsnthv Thanks for feedback. Huge traffic.. Now should works. Please check.
@andreyazimov Still 502 for me :(
@vsnthv I'm getting the 502 error too
@bastilimbach @vsnthv Thanks guys for checking. Working on it now.
@bastilimbach @vsnthv Guys. I believe I fixed. Please check now