When to Surf

Find the best time to surf anywhere

#4 Product of the DayFebruary 05, 2017

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Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
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’s 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 interesting in your feedback.
John O'Nolan@johnonolan · Founder, Ghost
@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.
Andrey Pachay@andrey_pachay · CTO Octoberry, CTO Magneta.ai
@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.
Lowen@flowen_nl · frontend dev/designer, flowen.nl
@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
Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
@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  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
@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
Mubashar IqbalHiring@mubashariqbal · 2016 Maker of the Year.
@andreyazimov Congrats! I'm not a surfer, but I love the story and your drive to build something for yourself.
Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
@flowen_nl Thanks Lowen, yeah will be cool to have best surf teachers in one app instead to ask people in fb groups about recommendations. But I do not get it why you need info about corals? What exactly you wanna do?
Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
@mubashariqbal Thanks man for the good words :)
Waleeg@___wal · getbodo.com + overflight.io + filch.co
@andreyazimov Congrats! The website seems to be down :) Can't wait to try it.
Louis Galipeau@muloka · Product Manager / DJ
@andreyazimov Ever use https://www.windguru.cz/ or consider including the readings from their API? In Bermuda all of the sailors, surfers, etc use this website over anything else.
Hugh Kimura@hughk · Head of Marketing at Mobile Action
@andrey_pachay @andreyazimov That would be awesome! For example: outgoing tide, onshore wind, between 1-3 feet is good at this spot, for longboarders.
Lowen@flowen_nl · frontend dev/designer, flowen.nl
@andreyazimov I remember a lot of beginners didn't know where the corals were at the beach. Advanced surfers told me they wouldn't even surf there, so that information might change whether it's for beginners or pro's
Renato Küster Neto@renatokusterneto · Ceo
@andreyazimov Congrats! really great app!
Alex Miles@milesalex · Pomoji, Studiomile, Dropbox, Readmill
@andreyazimov would love to use this but it's broken :(
Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
I added location search bar 🔍 to http://WhenToSurf.co 🏄. Now you can find any location around the world 🌏
Aaron McKeehan@aaronmckeehan · CEO, ParadigmRPA
Really looking for surf times in Colorado.
Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
@aaronmckeehan need near Salt Lake City ?) At least it is a water :)
Tin Hang Liu@tin_hang_liu · Founder & CEO of OSVehicle
Amazing! Just subscribed
Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
@tin_hang_liu cool, thanks!
vasanth@vsnthv · Maker of Hello
I am getting "502 Bad Gateway" error on the landing page. :(
Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
@vsnthv Thanks for feedback. Huge traffic.. Now should works. Please check.
vasanth@vsnthv · Maker of Hello
@andreyazimov Still 502 for me :(
Sebastian Limbach@bastilimbach · Associated Consultant
@vsnthv I'm getting the 502 error too
Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
@bastilimbach @vsnthv Thanks guys for checking. Working on it now.
Andrey  Azimov
Maker
@andreyazimov · Product guy
@bastilimbach @vsnthv Guys. I believe I fixed. Please check now