What types of devices and gear do I need to get started?

To begin using Sessions you an iPhone with iOS 13.0 or greater in order to view Cam Rewinds and Sessions data in the Surfline App. You will also need to wear a Surfline-compatible device—Apple Watch, Search Rip Curl Watch or Garmin Watch—while you surf to track your sessions.

Apple Watch: The Apple Watch, Series 5 or greater, is compatible with the Sessions app. Use the Surfline app on your watch or install the Dawn Patrol App onto your iOS device, and set up your account to begin tracking your Sessions.

NOTE: Series 3 will work, but the performance and battery life are significantly lower with the newest Apple software updates.

Rip Curl Watch: Any of the Search Rip Curl Watches, versions 1.0 or 2.0, are compatible with the Surfline app. You will need to install the Rip Curl Search App on your iOS device, and setup your account before paddling out.

Garmin Devices: Check out here for a list of devices that support the Garmin Surf Activity. Make sure your Garmin Device is verified and that you have the Garmin Connect iOS App and a Garmin account.


Using Dawn Patrol on the Apple Watch, a RipCurl watch or Garmin watch will require you to set up accounts within the respective apps and sync your account with your Surfline account.

How do I connect Surfline and the Dawn Patrol app?

How do I connect Surfline and the RipCurl app?

How do I connect Surfline and the Garmin app?


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