Surf Watches - 10 of the Best for Tracking Waves & Performance

Written by – Updated on June 24, 2024

Ready to take your surfin' experience to the next level? Look no further than a sweet, stylish surf watch! Not only can it accessorize your wrist, but it'll arm you with real-time info and data you need to maximize your time in the water.

Here's a list of the finest surfer's watches that'll boost your abilities—and style—in an instant!

Plus, these bad boys come packed with features—from attitude-altering displays to down-to-the-decimal precision. Take it from us, a good surfing watch can really take your shredding up a notch. So don't let another wave pass you by without one of these beauties on your arm!

Garmin Fenix 3 HR: Top Choice

Garmin's Fenix 3 HR is the ultimate smartwatch for all your training and fitness needs.

Boasting an impressive design, premium connectivity, and rugged construction, this watch is ideal for any activity — whether it's snowboarding, swimming, or hiking — and offers accurate tracking of your vital data.

This watch is the perfect combination of style and functionality. It is equipped with a Chroma crystal lens and LED backlight to provide optimal brightness on sunny days and a simple yet stylish silver bezel to add a touch of flair to your tech.

With its comfy bands, flashy design, and color screen, it's sure to turn heads. Plus, it features a touchscreen that allows you to interact with and control music right from your wrist.

When it comes to performance, the Fenix 3 HR is top-notch. It has GPS and GLONASS satellite reception so you can precisely track your activities, plus Bluetooth connections so you can automatically sync your data with compatible devices (smartphones, tablets) for further analysis.

The watch also boasts a long battery life so you won't have to worry about recharging often. And what's more: its Move Bar feature will motivate you by reminding you to get moving if you've been idle for too long!

Its accuracy and tracking capabilities are second-to-none. With Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology, you can monitor and track heart rate during activities or at rest — easily viewable on the easy-to-navigate display. You'll also be able to access vital data such as calories burned during each exercise as well as your personal fitness goals so you can maximize every workout session.

What's more, the watch even calculates the routes you take and saves them so you can easily view them later or share with friends. You'll also get notifications right on your wrist like texts and emails—so no need to constantly check your phone!

Whether you're a gym rat or a data junkie who loves hiking or mountaG-Shockin biking, this surfer's timepiece from Garmin has got everything you need. It's rugged enough for all your activities yet flashy enough for every occasion — an ideal mix of fashion and function that won't let you down.

So whether you're looking for precision tracking or just want a reliable device to monitor activities — the Fenix 3 HR provides an intuitive way to track accomplishment, optimize performance, and make sure each training session counts!

NanaDC Badass Rating: 5/5

  • I've put the Garmin Fenix 3 HR through its paces over the last year, wearing it every single day for road running, trail runs, mountain biking, and rock climbing, among other activities. Despite its size, the watch is surprisingly comfortable to wear during runs and tracks my distance and GPS accurately. What's even more impressive is how well it performs on the treadmill, where it tracks speed, distance, stride, and cadence with incredible accuracy.
  • The Fenix 3 HR is an incredibly durable and worry-proof watch that has exceeded my expectations. I've knocked it into walls, crashed my mountain bike, and exposed it to UV rays, yet the sapphire glass and silicon watch band have remained in perfect condition. What's more, it can withstand temperature variations, from near-zero degrees on snow bike rides to 870 degrees in the sauna and steam room.

NanaDC Suave Rating: 4/5

  • The Fenix 3 HR is an elegantly designed fitness tracker that offers a diverse range of features and customization options to enhance your fitness journey. Its exceptional design is evident in its ability to track a wide range of activities and provide useful insights in a visually appealing way.


  • Garmin App - compatible with iOS and Android
  • Heart rate monitor and activity tracker
  • Most accurate and precise GPS
  • Silicone band provides comfortable wear
  • Great user-interface
  • One year warranty


  • Expensive
  • The face may be too big for those with small wrists

Rip Curl Search GPS 2: Premium Value

As an avid surfer, looking for an upgrade to my digital watch collection, I'm thrilled to introduce the Rip Curl Search GPS 2!

It's got everything the modern surfer could want in a watch: durable polyurethane straps [R], a reliable analog-quartz movement, and of course waterproofing so you don't have to worry about it taking any damage after a wipeout.

The advanced GPS tracking technology makes this watch almost too good to be true. With just one glance, you can check out the tide tracking as well as a stopwatch and timer.

You can also see your top speeds and distance traveled during a surf session. But that's not all—the Rip Curl Surfing Timepiece has a display with enhanced low light visibility so it's easy to read while slashing through the waves.

Featuring a 45mm case diameter and stylish black color, this watch is comfortable and easy-to-use, even for those with bigger wrists. The rechargeable battery keeps its charge for up to 24 hours of active wear, and with a water resistance rating of up to 15m, you can use it for indoor sports as well as outdoor activities like swimming and snorkeling. When diving deeper than 15m, however, it will no longer be waterproof due to the pressure.

But that's not all—the Rip Curl allows you to connect to the Rip Curl Search App on your Android phone or Apple device and analyze your surf session in amazing detail. Through the app you can track your location maps, access detailed graphics, and even share images with friends. You can also make payments directly in-app for an added convenience.

When paired with a compatible Apple Watch or UAT Band such as Dawn Patrol or SearchGPS 3/4, you get access to special Surfline Sessions and so much more! Obviously there's a bigger investment upfront due to the price tag, but it all pays off when you go deep into what this stylish surfing chronometer offers.

Plus it's totally worth it when you consider the potential damage (and money) saved by owning such an intuitively designed watch–fully waterproof up to 15m so you don't have to worry about sandy environments ruining its performance!

If there's any drawback at all it might be related to software/firmware issues or user error–more rare than hardware issues but still possible. If you weren't careful with documentation or GPS settings when pairing the watch with compatible devices then that might be something that needs troubleshooting as well–fortunately at least it won't cost any more money!

Otherwise, this is one of my favorite watches ever—it may not be for everyone due its size (45mm) but for surfers with bigger wrists or a giant bag clip it might just be perfect!

The low-profile design is simple and slick enough that it looks great no matter where you go–and since there's a wireless connectivity option built in (which doubles as a tracker!) you never have to worry about keeping track of where each wave took you.

NanaDC Badass Rating: 5/5

  • I'm on the lookout for a new surfing timepiece and let me tell you, the Rip Curl Search GPS2 is a true badass in the game. As someone who spends a lot of time in the water, having a reliable surfer's watch is essential. And let me tell you, this watch does not disappoint. The Rip Curl Search GPS2 is loaded with features that are designed specifically for surfers like me.
  • The Rip Curl Search GPS2 is a game-changer when it comes to analyzing my surf sessions. The stats are incredible, and I love being able to see my top speed, total distance paddled, wave count, and more all on one screen. And the fact that I can replay my entire session and see how I'm moving around in the lineup is insane. The surf report is also a nice touch, providing up-to-date tidal data, swell direction, wind conditions, and the state of the tide. It's like having a personal surf coach on my wrist.

NanaDC Suave Rating: 1/5

  • The Rip Curl Search GPS2 offers an elegant and functional design that seamlessly connects surfers to their sport and community. Its intuitive app and connectivity features allow for a seamless user experience, while the ability to follow pro surfers adds an element of excitement and community to the overall design.

Men's Freestyle Shark Classic Tide: Top Affordable Selection

When the waves are calling, what’s a surfer–dude to do? Well, it’s simple—grab your Freestyle Shark Classic Tide, and get out there!

This stylish timepiece is designed with the competitive rider lifestyle in mind, featuring a polycarbonate case, stainless steel, and a soft and pliable silicone strap. It’s great for beach activities, salt water, and sand—it can take all of it!

The Freestyle Shark Classic Tide isn’t just any watch—it was invented to withstand the rigors of surf sports! It features Japanese Quartz digital movement, 100-meter water resistance, dual time functions, an alarm, day/date display, and a countdown heat timer.

Plus, it also boasts Smart design features like a Tide function and Iconic Shark watch modules, durable polyurethane or nylon straps and solid stainless-steel bracelets.

This aesthetically pleasing watch is fully equipped with the latest technology: NightVision™ Display with luminous hands and markers, anti-scratch screen protection, durable housings and materials that resist water and sand damage. Additionally, its dependable construction also makes it a great choice for everyday wear.

Plus, Freestyle’s signature time pieces are made to last; they offer an enduring quality at an affordable price. The Sharks Classic Tide is backed by a factory limited lifetime warranty—and you know the saying: the mother of invention is necessity! (Or something like that).

When you’re looking for an authentic performance timepiece that looks cool and won’t break the bank account—Freestyle is where it’s at!

This iconic watch has been around since 1981 and has roots in surf culture making it more than just a watch; it’s a cultural icon! So if you want a timepiece built to withstand even the most abusive conditions on land or in water, look no further than Freestyle.

So grab your board, rip some waves—and don’t forget your trusty Freestyle Shark Classic Tide! You won’t regret it—unless you wipeout… then you might regret it. But hey—take it as an observation that this stylish performance piece can handle anything you throw at it!

NanaDC Badass Rating: 5/5

  • When I'm hitting the waves, I need a watch that can keep up. That's why I always grab my Freestyle Shark Classic Tide. This watch isn't just stylish - it's tough as nails. The polycarbonate case and stainless steel construction can handle any beach activity, from surfing to beach volleyball. And the soft silicone strap is comfortable to wear all day long.
  • The Freestyle Shark Classic Tide isn't just any old timepiece - it was made for surfers like me. The Japanese Quartz digital movement keeps perfect time, and the 100-meter water resistance means I don't have to worry about taking it off in the water. With features like dual time functions, an alarm, a day/date display, and a countdown heat timer, I can keep track of everything I need to while I'm out on the waves.

NanaDC Suave Rating: 2/5

  • This watch isn't just functional - it's also stylish (relatively). The Freestyle Shark Classic Tide features iconic Shark watch modules that make it stand out from the crowd. And with a variety of strap options - from durable polyurethane to sturdy nylon to solid stainless steel bracelets - I can choose the one that perfectly suits my style.
  • This watch isn't just a performance timepiece - it's a cultural icon with roots in surf culture dating all the way back to 1981. So whether I'm out on the waves or just living my everyday life, I know I can depend on my Freestyle Shark Classic Tide to keep me on track.


  • Comfortable polycarbonate and silicone band
  • Durable stainless steel
  • Dual time feature
  • Water Resistant (100 meters)


  • No accompanying apps
  • No instruction manual

Casio G-Shock Digital Dial GWF-1000-1jf Mens Watch

Are you looking for a manly, durable watch with substantial offerings? Do you want a chunkier model with some extra waterproof activities? Are you a Prime Member? Then Casio’s G-Shock Frogman is for you!

This Casio offering has a heavy, chunky case size of 51.3 x 48.2 mm, with a weight of 150g (for the titanium case). The case and bezel material are pure titanium and the steel band features an offset lug for improved comfort on the wrist.

The construction is solid and water-resistant up to 200m, so feel free to take it to the beach or fishing without worrying about it getting wet.

But what really sets this watch apart are its features! It includes all your standard time zone settings, calendar, rechargeable battery, and durable construction — plus a lot more!

There’s a diving feature, moon and tide data, and a stopwatch. You can even customize the EL background lighting in three different colors, making this an ideal choice for low visibility conditions.

The surface treatments include a smoke dial, GXW56-1BJF logo, and an anti-glare coating — making sure all your info is easily readable in various conditions. Plus this watch comes with a tactical knife in the Expedition Box — perfect for those into ‘tacticool’ gear!

Of course the aesthetics of this watch are top notch too — with its stainless steel construction, substantial bezels and thick glass covering a sapphire crystal surface.

Plus it’s compatible with dive computers, so you can wear it for swimming as well as for taking underwater excursions — making it suitable for both casual wear and hard use situations.

The Frogman G-Shock is an expensive piece but if you’re looking of something special with great offerings and benefits - like the Prime Member price - then look no further than this watch. This is one timepiece worth investing in!

NanaDC Badass Rating: 5/5

  • As a G-Shock enthusiast, I know that the frogmen line is legendary for a reason. The a-symmetrical design and iso certification make it one-of-a-kind in the G-Shock family. The metal screw-back case with a resin protective bezel is a signature feature that sets the frogmen apart from other G-Shock models. Even though other G-Shock models have moved away from metal construction, frogmen have stayed true to their roots.
  • When I first got my hands on the newest generation frogman, I was blown away by its construction. The DLC coated stainless steel case gives it a premium feel and adds to its durability. The extra-thick sapphire crystal on the front provides an unparalleled level of protection, making it perfect for everyday wear. The carbon fiber strap insert ensures that the strap won't break easily.

NanaDC Suave Rating: 0/5

  • The elegance and design of this watch are nonexistent. From the die layout to the tribute to the original square g-shock with the frame to date window, this is a utilitarian design that's made for looks. We still love it though, in the water it looks perfect!


  • Rechargeable Solar batteries via built-in solar panel
  • Water-resistant (200 meters)
  • Multiple and accurate time zones
  • Other features: stopwatch, timer, alarm, and calendar


  • Heavy on the wrist
  • Expensive

Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 is the latest in a long line of iconic smartwatches from Apple. It's an incremental upgrade that packs in more features than ever before. But is it worth the investment? Let’s take a look.

The design of the Watch Series 5 is sleek and stylish. It comes with a variety of bands—from the classic Milanese Loop to the chic Modern Buckle—so you can personalize it to fit your own style. And, just like all other Apple smartwatches, it comes in three stylish materials: aluminum, titanium, and ceramic.

No matter what model you choose, you’ll get the same Retina display with new Always-On technology. This means you won’t have to tap or flick your wrist to wake up the screen—it’s always on and ready for viewing.

Its LTPO OLED technology is bright and vivid, even when seen in direct sunlight, so you can check the time and notifications without having to squint.

The processor that powers this watch is incredibly fast, making applications and programs load quickly, as well as switching between them almost instantly.

Plus, its watchOS 6 offers plenty of options to customize your experience—from switching up your Watch Face to adding ‘Complications’ (small widgets) to Infograph Modular designs featuring Meridian and an ambient light sensor.

Of course, many things make this smartwatch stand out—not least its health features. From sleep tracking and heart rate monitoring to ECG tests and Cycle Tracking for women—this smartwatch has it all covered.

You can also take advantage of its Water-Resistance features, Connectivity via Bluetooth or WiFi, and GPS capabilities for running or cycling outside. In addition, you can access the App Store for apps from app developers specializing in health data.

When it comes to battery life, this smartwatch holds its own against most rival smartwatches with Always-On Displays. You can expect around 18 hours of battery life in general use (depending on settings). That's enough for an entire day without having to recharge (which only takes a few minutes).

At the end of the day, there's no denying that the Apple Watch Series 5 is pricey—but it's worth it if you're looking for an all-in-one device that can help track your fitness goals while also alerting you to important medical-grade health issues and period flow symptoms in real time.

With plenty of customizable options, plus a wide range of third party apps available on the App Store—such as Facebook and Calculator—the Watch Series 5 really packs a punch!

NanaDC Badass Rating: 5/5

  • I am blown away by the always-on OLED screen of the Apple Watch Series 5. With this feature, I can easily check the time without having to raise my wrist, which is incredibly convenient. What's even more impressive is that the screen is still able to save battery life while displaying a dimmed version of the watch face. I have never seen this level of innovation in a smartwatch before, and it truly sets the Apple Watch apart from its competitors.
  • I am in awe of the built-in compass feature of the Apple Watch Series 5. This is a game-changer for outdoor enthusiasts like me who rely on accurate navigation. The confidence cone is a great addition that provides even more accuracy. Despite the potential interference from magnetic watch bands, the compass feature still works incredibly well.

NanaDC Suave Rating: 5/5

  • The clean design of this watch is truly amazing, showcasing an elegant form that is both functional and stylish. Apple always nails it and can make technology look good!


  • Accompanying Apps (Dawn Patrol and Surfline Sessions)
  • Text messages and phone calls still appear while in the water
  • Can be used for other activities besides surfing


  • Pricey
  • Additional costs if you want to reach higher waterproof levels

NIXON Base Tide Pro A1307 Digital Watch

The Nixon Base Tide Pro A1307 is a surfer's dream come true!

This state-of-the-art device is the ultimate way to keep track of those precious waves, and the precision of the digital display is unparalleled. It's like having your very own pocket time machine!

From its dynamic design to its smart stainless steel and polycarbonate construction, the Nixon Base Tide A1307 screams 'professional surfing power!' With a luxurious aesthetic that could charm even King Neptune himself, this watch isn't just an accessory– it's a piece of art.

But the amazing thing about the Nixon Base Tide A1307 isn't necessarily its awesome good looks– it's what this thing can do! From tide charting to wave counting and session tracking to heart rate monitoring and more, this watch does it all.

And as if that wasn't enough, it also comes preprogrammed with sunrise and sunset times so you never miss a single moment in the sun.

But let's not forget about the tactile and nostalgic feel that made the original Nixon surf timepieces so great; the Base Tide A1307 has them all beat with its super plush custom hand strap, ultra-lightweight construction, and range of amazing colours and flavour options.

What's more is that this watch is built to US military standards for water resistance and maintenance, plus it comes in a handy transportable backpack that'll help you keep your gear ransack free.

No doubt about it: if you're after a surfer's watch that'll last more than one season, then the Nixon Base Tide A1307 is definitely worth considering. And while the hefty price tag can be a bit intimidating at first glance, trust me when I say that you'll get more bang for your buck than you ever imagined possible.

So will this watch rock your world? Well judging by its sleek appearance, kickass features and top-notch quality craftsmanship, I'd say it's a definite maybe! But at the end of the day (or end of the tide!), only you can decide if the Nixon Base Tide A1307 is worth taking for a spin.

NanaDC Badass Rating: 5/5

  • I've been blown away by the durability of this surfing timepiece. It's clear that this watch was built to last more than one season, which makes it worth every penny. It adheres to US military standards for water resistance and maintenance, which gives me peace of mind when I'm out in the water. It's like having a watch that can withstand anything that nature throws at it, and it's ready for any surfing challenge.
  • The Nixon Base Tide A1307 has an incredibly tactile and nostalgic feel that reminds me of the original Nixon surfer's watches that I fell in love with. But this watch takes it to a whole new level with its super plush custom hand strap, ultra-lightweight construction, and range of amazing colours and flavour options. It's like having a fashionable accessory that also serves a practical purpose.

NanaDC Suave Rating: 3/5

  • The Nixon Base Tide A1307 is more than just a surf timepiece; it's a fashion statement. The design is sleek and sophisticated, making it the perfect accessory for any surfer who wants to stand out. With its stylish appearance and elegant construction, this watch is sure to turn heads both in and out of the water. It's like having a fashion-forward timepiece that's also a practical tool for my surfing adventures.


  • Water-resistant (100 meters)
  • Readable digital tide graph display underwater
  • Polycarbonate and stainless steel: comfortable materials for the watch case and strap


  • Lack of pre-programmed beach/tide locations
  • Tide graph readings may be inaccurate at times

Vestal Brig Tide & Train

The Vestal Brig Tide & Train is a high-end watch that combines the premium looks of a professional surfboard and the ease-of-use of a modern timepiece.

This magnificent vestal is equipped with the latest technology to provide surfers with a comprehensive suite of data, including tide and train information.

Time is one of the most important resources available to any surfer. With the Vestal Brig Tide & Train, you can track time and stay abreast of the tides in your local area, so you can always plan your day accordingly.

The watch comes equipped with an alarm, training mode, interval timer, heat mode and countdown timers – perfect for those intense surf sessions.

This watch is also water resistant and can handle whatever the sea throws at it. The display is easy to read, making it simple to check the tide function without needing to access a user manual or tide tables – an absolute must when surfing at night or in choppy waters.

The construction of the watch is solid and robust; you will be able to use it for years without it succumbing to wear and tear.

The band on the watch is soft and secure, making it great for all-day trips out on the waves (or just out enjoying life!). The low profile design keeps it comfortable on your wrist even during long days at sea – no chafing! Plus, the recessed buttons are easy to reach without accidental presses.

Programming is intuitive; adjusting settings for daylight savings and moon cycles takes only moments. You can also load up future tide charts for more accurate predictions of swell heights and popular beaches in your area.

All this information is displayed clearly on the same screen as time screens while switching between locations (offshore) or activities (cast-netting, gaffing fish or pull anchor).

For surfers looking for an accurate and dependable tool to help them with their regimen, you cannot go wrong with this watch. The Rip Curl Build Quality ensures that even after years of abuse (and I mean lifetime of abuse!) you will be able to trust its accuracy.

The Casio Algorithm powering it is extremely accurate; predictions may be approximate but they are still very close.

And if anything ever goes wrong—batteries die out or something else—you can always depend on Vestal’s warranty work and customer commitment for support.

Finally, let’s not forget about appearances: this watch boasts a retro vibe with its minimalist look that many professional surfers have adopted as their daily look (Jordy Smith being one such example). The black face has a subtlety about it compared to modern watches; sure, you can see the light levels behind numbers but grey numbers keep this from becoming overwhelming on bright days.

Even at night, you won’t be overwhelmed as LED lights indicate time in darkness!

Overall, the Vestal Brig Tide & Train strikes us as being a great way to track swells, train yourself in surfing skills like suffer-and-recover, and look good all at once! With its waterproof stainless steel construction and polyurethane band—plus solar-powered polycarbonate crystal—this remarkably durable watch provides quality service each time you launch into watery pursuits.

Sure…it might cost a bit more than average watches but if you consider how long this baby will last even after fat 5K runs or long days manufacturing boards—well worth it! With lifetime batteries and a two-year warranty included—plus great customer service if something goes wrong—you can rest assured that your money won’t end up going down the drain faster than you can say “gnarly” ride!

NanaDC Badass Rating: 5/5

  • I've worn the Vestal Brig Tide & Train on countless surfing sessions, and it's never let me down. The solid and robust construction, along with the soft and secure band, makes this watch perfect for any surfing condition. I don't have to worry about it slipping off or getting damaged in the water. Above all else? It still looks as good as new, even after all these years. This watch is truly built to last.
  • One of the things I love about the Vestal Brig Tide & Train is how easy it is to program. Whether I'm adjusting the settings for daylight savings or loading up future tide charts for more accurate predictions, I can do it all with just a few clicks. And with all the information displayed on the same screen as the time, I never have to worry about switching between screens. This badass has truly streamlined my surfing sessions and made my life as a surfer so much easier.

NanaDC Suave Rating: 3/5

  • I've always been a fan of the retro look, and the Vestal Brig Tide & Train has definitely delivered on that front. With its minimalist design and black face, this watch exudes style and sophistication. I love how the grey numbers keep it from becoming overwhelming on bright days, and the LED lights make it easy to read at night. This watch is not only functional but also looks great on my wrist. It's the perfect accessory for any surfer who wants to stand out from the crowd.


  • Suffer and Recovery training mode
  • High water resistance rate (10 ATM)
  • Accurate tide readings and data


  • Batteries easily run out

Rip Curl Rifles

The Rip Curl Rifles Tide Watch is the perfect choice for surfers who want a durable, lightweight and stylish time piece.

This men’s surf chronometer boasts a digital display with a quartz black backdrop, making it easy to read in any light, as well as waterproofed so you won't have to worry about getting it wet.

Rip Curl didn’t hold back on the features, either. With High and Low Tide times, Future Tides and pre-programmed beaches you can stay ahead of the game but also look great doing it. Visibility levels are top notch with a backlight that makes it easy for even the most visual learners to read the watch and its readable display.

Plus it’s low maintenance — no struggling to change the battery — plus it comes in an array of colours so you can find the perfect hue to fit your style. Quality is factored in every inch of the watch, from its sleek design to its stainless steel construction and tab lock feature on the silicone band. All these elements together make this Bad Boy built to last.

If you love outdoor activities like surfing, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, fishing, climbing or hiking then this is the watch for you — it has been waterproof tested to ensure its performance even during dips in the ocean! It is also multifunctional and suitable for swimming, snorkeling and diving with a secure wristband that won’t slip or get washed away.

The Big Numbers Digital Display is an added bonus for those of us who need specs — plus there’s a light included for extra visibility at night! You can also set alarms and use a stopwatch and timer with its quartz movement!

A button push timing system makes setting up this watch a breezeyyyyy (emphasis) — and no worries if you don't know how to set up your watch: instructions come included.

Plus its appearance is easy to read (for even those who aren't tech-savvy) with Big Face Digital Numbers that illuminate when you press the button – ta-da! The Voodoo Magic that is Rip Curl Rifles Tide Watch – oh man!! Its persistence in helping me plan my day (or days!) has been nothing less than amazinggg.

Its big face display is a nice touch for folks who need specs but also like fashion – not only does it look fresh but if offers superior visibility with its backlight system (yay science!). Plus the silicone band comes with tab locks so you don’t have to worry about your beloved watch falling off/into pieces after wearing it on your wrist all day long.

What more could ya want? The Rip Curl Rifles Tide Watch is your one stop ticket for all your timepiece needs. Its features make it a great option for everyone, from beginner surfers right up to seasoned pros. Super stylish yet rugged — get yourself one of these beauties now before they disappear faster than… well… waves!

NanaDC Badass Rating: 5/5

  • When I'm wearing my Rip Curl Rifles Tide Watch, I feel like I can conquer anything the water throws at me. It's not just because it's waterproof and suitable for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, but because of how it adds to my confidence. This watch is built for adventure and doesn't hold back. It's like having a secret weapon on my wrist that lets me take on any challenge. When I'm out with my friends, they know I mean business when I have my Rip Curl watch on.
  • I feel like a total ripper when I wear my Rip Curl Rifles Tide Watch because it helps me dominate the waves. With High and Low Tide times, Future Tides and pre-programmed beaches, I'm always ahead of the game. I'm not just surfing the waves, I'm crushing them like a pro. And when my friends ask me how I always know when the perfect waves are coming, I just show them my Rip Curl watch and they're blown away.

NanaDC Suave Rating: 3/5

  • The Rip Curl Rifles Tide Watch is not only cool, but it's also a high-performance timepiece that's perfect for all my aquatic adventures. When I'm out and about with my friends, they can't help but admire the sleek and retro look of my Rip Curl watch. It's the perfect blend of form and function, and I wouldn't want it any other way.


  • Readable display screen
  • Backlight feature
  • 500 pre-programmed beaches and tides
  • Comfortable and lightweight


  • Not compatible with smartphone apps

Timex Intelligent Quartz Tide Temp Compass Watch

The Timex Intelligent Quartz watch is one of the most badass timepieces on the market. With a sleek black 16mm silicone wrist strap, this watch is sure to turn heads everywhere you go.

The face of the watch features an analog window with marks in place of numbers and a date window at six o'clock. The quartz movement is accurate and quick, and the Indiglo light-up function ensures that you can read the time in the dark.

For lasting quality, the watch is constructed with stainless steel and crystal materials and is waterproof up to 100m (330 ft) for snorkeling, swimming, and diving.

The Temp Tracker feature requires no manual calibration, and with it you can set a high and low temperature that will flash when exceeded. There's also a tide adjuster which conveniently predicts tide levels at your desired shoreline.

Plus, there's a compass to help you find your bearings when feeling lost. But that's not all; this watch is also compatible with iOS and Android devices and can be synced to keep up with your own personal data!

These watches are both cool and useful—perfect for a coastal boater or a landlocked wanderer alike. It even has an old-school dead reckoning feature, so you can use it for more than just telling time! Plus, it's durable enough for everyday wear and tear, so even if you're constantly on the go this timepiece will keep up with you.

The pros of this watch are plentiful: high quality construction, natural brushed leather wristband, three hands for easy reading in darkness, and an Indilgo light-up feature that never fails. The battery life is also good for regular use without having to reset every week like some cheaper models out there.

The cons are mainly price related; these watches maybe costly, but trust us, if you're lucky enough to get your hands on one it's worth every penny!

So do yourself a favor--get your mitts on this magnificent clock of awesomeness! You'll be glad you didn't disregard its pull on yer heartstrings.

With all its features--like a quick compass, accurate readings of air/water temps (Celsius or Farenheit!), hourly positions of the moon phase display….this watch is ubiquitious in its usefullness! (plus it just looks cool!) It has a silver chrome bezel that adds to its beauty, making it one of the highest quality watches out there!

So what are ya waitin’ for? Set aside yer wastepaper baskets--it’s time to buy this bad boy! Minute marks are equi-distant and aligned perfectly so that ya don’t have to calibrate before ya get started; crown setting instructions are included too if ya need ‘em. Produced in 2014, discontinued from box stores (Christmas season was unlucky), but still available from eBay sellers and collectors' pieces--you may have to pay more than retail but trust us--it’s worth it!

So whatcha ya think? Ready to tackle Timex Intelligent Quartz? Go ahead--that thing ain’t gonna buy itself!--and pick up one of these bad boys right now!

NanaDC Badass Rating: 5/5

  • The Indiglo light on this watch is a game-changer. It lights up the entire watch face, making it easy to read the time in the darkest of environments. It's a huge improvement from the previous model, which was almost unusable in low light conditions. With this feature, I'm never left in the dark.
  • I am absolutely blown away by the multi-functionality of this watch. It's not just a regular timepiece - it also has a compass, temperature sensor, and tide indicator. Whether I'm exploring new terrain, going for a swim or just keeping track of the tides, this watch has me covered.

NanaDC Suave Rating: 4/5

  • The elegance and design of this watch are simply breathtaking, featuring a silicone band that is both comfortable and functional, and a luminous paint that adds to the watch's overall functionality and style. Its thoughtful design details showcase a commitment to both form and function, making it a true masterpiece of design and innovation.


  • Durable construction materials (stainless steel and silicone strap)
  • Fourth hand - compass, air, and water temperature
  • Japanese Quartz movement


  • No smart features
  • Not compatible with iOS and Android devices

Questions to Consider Before Buying Surfing Watches

Before buying the watch of your choice, here are some questions you should ask yourself:

  • Which of these watches have a GPS function?
  • Which of these watches is the most water-resistant?
  • Which watch has the longest battery life?
  • Which watch is the most durable and long-lasting?
  • Which watch is the most user-friendly?
  • How many accurate pre-loaded tides are in each watch?
  • How can these watches guarantee my safety?
  • How much am I willing to spend?

Use these questions to guide you into choosing the perfect watch suited to your needs.

Wrap Up

Perusing the many watches available and selecting the one that caters to your highest priorities is essential―but how do you decide? This review will assist in determining which product offers the finest set of features, advantages, and disadvantages for your individual needs.

It can be daunting choosing something as personal as a watch—wouldn't you agree? Why not scrutinize each offering in depth before making a choice?

Therefore, consider all aspects carefully: determine if it meets your criteria, if its features are able to give you what you want; ponder any possible cons. From there, make an informed decision—one that yields utmost satisfaction.