A surfer’s ability to spot and identify ocean hazards is a critical part of understanding ocean health, and this technology is making its way into the water.
Now a new wave-sensor is offering surfers the ability to see how long it takes for waves to hit the water, even if the waves are at a certain height.
Surf-Sensing Wave SlicersSurfers can now see how far the waves have to travel in order to get a sense of the length of the waves, says Rob McBride, the CEO of SurfSensing, an Ottawa-based company that offers wave-recognition technology to surfers.
The wave-savers can also measure wave heights and position, as well as how long they take to travel, McBride says.
Surfing is a sport with many waves.
A wave can hit the shore and roll away.
It can also land, and the wave will be knocked out of the water by the wind.
Surf-senses are surfers’ way of measuring the length and direction of waves, McBridge says.
“A wave will pass by a surf-sense in the water and you can tell that the wave is going to land or that the surf-sight is going into the wave,” McBride said.
“We’re measuring the height of the wave and the direction of the surf.”
SurfSensing is the brainchild of McBride and his wife, Krista, who have been surfing since they were kids.
SurfSenses are small, wireless sensors that they attach to their surfboards.
They’re small enough that they can be clipped onto a surfboard.
“I have to say, this is really a dream come true,” McBridge said.
“I can actually get on board and surf, without having to take my helmet off.
I have a surfer in my life.”
Surfing, he said, has been a way for McBride to connect with his surf-loving wife, who he met at a local beach in the summer of 2013.
“Krista and I were really into surfing and it just made sense to share our passion with someone else,” McBrien said.
Surfs typically board their boards at different heights, so McBride had to work out how high to set them up.
He figured the best way to get the best result was to set the board up a bit higher than the wave height, so it would not hit the wave as hard.
“When we first got started, I went down a little bit with the board,” McBrocage said.
He decided to take the next step, adding a larger sensor to the board.
Surfer-Sensed WaveSlicers have been on the market since 2012, but McBride was not sure what type of wave-sensitive surf-saver to get.
“The first wave-searchers that we bought were very small and the second wave-seekers were very, very expensive,” he said.
Surf Sensors typically cost between $1,000 and $3,000.
The cost of a surf sensor has increased substantially since then, according to McBride.
“It’s a very different way of looking at it,” McBride said.
The device is made by SurfSensors Canada, a Toronto company, and can be purchased for $4,000 from SurfSences.
Surf Senses sells a series of different wave-sampling devices that can be customized to the needs of different surfers, McBrides said.
Customers can also use the SurfSensitiveWaveSlicer app to find out what waves they should be surf-seating.
The app also provides users with a virtual surf-guide that can help them plan their surfing sessions.
McBride is not sure if the wave-searching feature will work with all surf-seekers.
He says he has tried several different wave search software apps on his surfboard, but none of them had the ability for wave-seeking.
“There are so many different options out there.
It’s really the same with surfing.
You have to pick the best app for you,” Mcbride said.”
The wave searcher also has some limitations, McBrocs is quick to add.”
You can’t go up and get a big wave, but you can surf from the bottom,” he says.
The SurfSense is not a surf camera.
McBride can’t set the camera to record waves.”
Surf cameras are only good for the water surface.
That’s all,” Mc Brocage says.
The Wave Senses app is also available on the Google Play Store for surf-seeking surfers who are looking for a surf surf-based app.
SurFaces also offer surf-tracking devices that track the distance a surfboard is traveling, as long as it’s not in a wave-specific mode.