What's new on gonna.surf

Wondering what we've been up to recently? Here's an (almost) complete history of the website.

v7.0.0 - Book a surf photoshoot

Release date: 2024-03-21

Screenshot for release v7.0.0


v6.2.0 - 💙 Add one new sponsor

Release date: 2024-03-05


v6.1.0 - Sponsor banner update

Release date: 2024-02-19


  • Update the content of a sponsor's banner in order to promote an event they are organizing.

v6.0.1 - Handle situations where no forecast data is available at all

Release date: 2024-02-19

Bug fixes

  • Make sure that the website keeps running and shows a status message whenever our data provider fails to publish forecast for more than 72 hours.

v6.0.0 - 🤝 Welcoming our first sponsors

Release date: 2024-02-07


Bug fixes

  • Remove the link to Entubadera webcam in the webcams directory, as it seems that this webcam has been permanently disabled.

v5.9.0 - Technical optimizations

Release date: 2024-01-09


  • Add some markup for search engines to better understand our content.
  • Label interactive portions of the pages for better screen reader support.
  • Update underlying technologies to benefit from latest performance improvements and bug fixes.

v5.8.0 - Donate to support gonna.surf

Release date: 2024-01-05


  • Add a button inviting to donate to support gonna.surf in the top navigation bar.

v5.7.0 - 7 surf spots for intermediates

Release date: 2024-01-02

Screenshot for release v5.7.0


v5.6.0 - Last enhancements to end the year in beauty

Release date: 2023-12-23


  • When changing locations in the detailed forecast page, selected day is kept, instead of being reset to 'today'.
  • Smoother transition when navigating between pages.
  • Update content of Gonna.surf for sponsors page.
  • Add a footer section to the pages.
  • Minor content updates.

v5.5.0 - 4 Surf spots for improvers

Release date: 2023-12-02

v5.4.0 - Update surf spots webcams directory

Release date: 2023-11-05


  • Update some links to surf webcams, as the pages have been moving around on host websites.

v5.3.0 - Display wind and swell directions in degrees

Release date: 2023-11-02


  • Tap over the arrows to show the wind and swell direction values.
  • Add a banner inviting potential partners to sponsor gonna.surf.

Bug fixes

  • Whenever gonna.surf was visited between midnight and 1am, forecast for following day was shown in the home page, instead forecast for today. This is now fixed.

v5.2.0 - Documentation update

Release date: 2023-10-12

Screenshot for release v5.2.0


v5.1.0 - New forecast overview panel

Release date: 2023-09-23

Screenshot for release v5.1.0


  • Show an overview of the daily conditions in the home page, instead of the hourly recommendation squares.
  • Remove the less used forecast map and hourly forecast pages.
  • Remove the forecast station located offshore on the East of Lobos Island, and rename 'North' area to 'North-East'.
  • Make the app even lighter by loading less content.

v5.0.0 - Narrative surf forecast

Release date: 2023-09-15

Screenshot for release v5.0.0


  • Show a summarized text description of the expected surf conditions.
  • Adjust color scale of wind speed so that medium speeds appear orange rather than red.
  • Make page background opaque in colorblind-friendly mode.
  • Improve app performance.

Bug fixes

  • Fix a bug where wind speed was shown as 0km/h whenever our data provider published the waves forecast but not the wind forecast yet.
  • Ensure that it is possible to rotate the app to landscape mode in most recent version of Android with Chrome browser.
  • Correct bugs occasionally causing the tide chart to be stretched horizontally.

v4.17.0 - Detailed forecast enhancements for mobile devices

Release date: 2023-08-06


  • Prevent 'show details' and 'show all hours' options from wrapping over two lines in smaller screens.

Bug fixes

  • Hide the tide level tooltip on mobile devices, whenever the user taps outside of the tide chart.

v4.16.0 - Add beginner-friendly mode, active by default

Release date: 2023-07-17

We introduce a simplified forecast display more suitable for beginners


  • Show less details by default, and add a toggle button to show total swell and wind swell data.
  • Show the swell height measure more prominently by default, with an option to switch back to swell power.
  • Slightly increase font sizes for surf forecast measures and units.

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that the `flat` badge is not displayed if there is some wind swell.

v4.15.0 - Fine-tune recommendations algorithm

Release date: 2023-06-07


  • Update some rules for the forecast recommendations.
  • Create a recommendations demonstration page to show which recommendation is made by gonna.surf on varying weather conditions.

Bug fixes

  • Correct a bug where day navigation was inactive in the early hours of the morning.

v4.14.1 - Data processing bugfixes

Release date: 2023-06-04

Bug fixes

  • Prevent some errors from occuring, whenever older forecast is removed after a change of day.

v4.14.0 - A more precise tide chart

Release date: 2023-06-01

Screenshot for release v4.14.0


  • The tide is now represented using a curve, so that the variations within the hour can be seen.
  • Time of high and low tides are also displayed.

v4.13.0 - Majanicho inside Essentials spot guide

Release date: 2023-05-17

Screenshot for release v4.13.0


v4.12.0 - Guide for magicseaweed users

Release date: 2023-05-16


  • Add a transition guide for magicseaweed users switching to gonna.surf.
  • Small tweaks of the colors for a more consistent visual identity and better readability.

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that the moon phase details are shown on tap after change of day, in the detailed and summary surf forecast tables.

v4.11.0 - Usability enhancement - User-friendly error pages

Release date: 2023-05-08


  • Add user-friendly error pages. Whenever a visitor lands in a "page not found" URL, a possibly matching page is suggested if detected.

Bug fixes

  • Set correct page title and description for the detailed surf forecast pages (regression introduced in v4.7.0).

v4.9.1 - Small fixes

Release date: 2023-04-15

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that the tide tooltips are activated in detailed forecast table when the user changes the day.
  • Correct thumbnail image URL metadata, which was wrong in nested pages.
  • Define page metadata for the help page about colorblind mode.

v4.9.0 - Small documentation and content updates

Release date: 2023-04-12


v4.8.0 - Colorblind mode

Release date: 2023-04-10

Screenshot for release v4.8.0


  • Add an option to use colorblind-friendly colors for the surf conditions recommendations.
  • Small refreshing of the app icons.

v4.7.0 - Update surf conditions visuals

Release date: 2023-03-21


  • Update the forecast conditions display inside home, interactive map and quick forecast pages, in order to have the same presentation as in the detailed surf forecast page.
  • Update the preview screenshots in app install menu.
  • Change technology used to create the website No visible change, but this allows us to stay fast to add and improve features.

v4.6.0 - App theme color

Release date: 2023-03-13

Screenshot for release v4.6.0


  • Define the theme color value on pages for a more immersive experience on mobile devices, even when the app is not installed.

v4.5.1 - Small bugfixes

Release date: 2023-03-08

Bug fixes

  • Fix a bug appearing occasionally where the forecast data would not be processed correctly.
  • Correct a small typo in the article 'How tu surf in crowded spots'.

v4.5.0 - Enhance mobile app support

Release date: 2023-02-27

We make it easier to install the gonna.surf mobile app

Screenshot for release v4.5.0


  • Display a button to install the app directly (in browsers supporting the feature).
  • Create a help page explaining how to install the app.

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that the top navigation menu always closes down after navigating to a new page on mobile devices.

v4.4.0 - Add safety tips and fix small bugs in the forecast page

Release date: 2023-02-15


  • Add video from the Raglan surf report to the safety fundamentals article.

Bug fixes

  • Fix one more layout bug happening only in Safari browser (đŸ¤Ļ), breaking the layout of detailed forecast pages.
  • Correct wind direction label rules: 325° should be "onshore", not "N/A".

v4.3.1 - Surf spot name correction

Release date: 2023-02-08

Bug fixes

  • Correct a typo in North detailed surf forecast page: Derecha spot is also called German's right, not German's left.

v4.3.0 - Surf etiquette via Barefoot Surf tutorials

Release date: 2023-01-23


  • We figured that Barefoot Surf publishes surf education content of great quality, so instead of writing our own knowledge base article about the surf etiquette, we direct our readers to theirs. This is done through an affiliate link, meaning that we get a commission in case the readers decide to make a purchase through the links, at no cost to them. The linked articles are totally free.

v4.2.0 - Surfing in crowded spots

Release date: 2023-01-17

Screenshot for release v4.2.0


v4.1.2 - Forecast details selection bugfix

Release date: 2022-12-25

Correct a bug causing selected forecast not to be properly highlighted in the home page's daily forecast table

v4.1.1 - Data management bugfix

Release date: 2022-12-21

Properly handle an edge case where data provider sends obsolete forecast data for past dates

v4.1.0 - A touch of perfectionism

Release date: 2022-12-09

Where we introduce some tiny tweaks to enhance the accuracy and experience of gonna.surf


  • Determine the wind direction label (onshore, offshore...) according to the coast's orientation rather than the swell direction.
  • Fine-tune the colors of the visuals in detaield surf forecast to make them stand-out more.

v4.0.0 - Introducing gonna.surf/better, the Knowledge base to help you progress

Release date: 2022-11-22

As surf is becoming increasingly popular globally, and the spots tend to get more and more crowded, having a good understanding about how to behave in the water, and respecting the surf etiquette is crucial. Many surfers are not much aware about these, causing tension in the line-up, and sometimes accidents. Surf can and should be fun and safe for all, this is why we find it important to share knowledge and promote safe behaviour in the water.

Screenshot for release v4.0.0


  • Add a new main section to the website: Surf better, to host a set of educational resources about surfing. First published article: Surf safety fundamentals for total beginners.
  • Let users pick their preferred distance measurement unit (metric or imperial). Spot guides and other pages are automatically showing distances in the relevant unit.
  • Make the mobile app install smaller (c.f. app install instructions on Instagram).
  • Add a privacy friendly way to embed content from youtube.

Bug fixes

  • Fix an error causing detailed forecast pages to sometimes fail to load data.
  • Correct a small layout issue in "how to read a surf forecast" page.

v3.0.3 - Surf report and daytime hours bugfixes

Release date: 2022-11-16

Bug fixes

  • Prevent surf report from failing to load forecast data (adapt to new data since v3.0 release).
  • Fix a bug causing 5am timeslot to be included during winter hours.

v3.0.2 - Direction labels bugfix

Release date: 2022-11-12

Bug fixes

  • Display correct labels for the wind and swell directions: while the arrows point at where the flow is going to, the label should describe where it comes from.

v3.0.1 - Layout bugfix

Release date: 2022-11-11

Bug fixes

  • Fix a layout bug causing text to be sized incorrectly when navigating between certain pages.

v3.0.0 - đŸ”Ŧ Detailed surf forecast

Release date: 2022-11-11

Having summarized and visual indicators for the surf conditions is great, because it saves time and energy in analyzing all the parameters. Sometimes though, it is valuable to be able to check all the details. Are there some other swells besides the primary? How big are the wind waves? This is why we're adding detailed forecast pages.

Screenshot for release v3.0.0


  • Add a detailed forecast pages for all coasts.
    • Display the total waves in addition to the primary swell.
    • Display wind swell height and direction.
    • Show the wave heights visually.
    • List the surf spots next to each location.
    • Switch between summary and all hours in one tap.
  • Show the swell power prominently instead of wave height in all forecast pages.
  • Small layout enhancements.

v2.6.0 - 🌅 Install gonna.surf as an app on your smartphone

Release date: 2022-10-25

Screenshot for release v2.6.0


  • Gonna.surf can now be installed on smartphones like an app.
  • Make the homepage layout more visual with flippable tiles.
  • Add visuals, links and tips to the webcams directory.

Bug fixes

  • On mobile devices, prevent daily forecast table content to scroll back horizontally when users tap on a forecast recommendation cess.

v2.5.1 - Data extraction bugfix

Release date: 2022-10-24

Bug fixes

  • Filter out obsolete data whenever the forecast received from the provider contains data for dates earlier than today.

v2.5.0 - Piedra Playa Essentials spot guide

Release date: 2022-10-17

Screenshot for release v2.5.0


v2.4.1 - Daily forecast bugfix

Release date: 2022-10-15

Bug fixes

  • Prevent an error occurring on day change, preventing the home page from loading.

v2.4.0 - Extend forecast: show up to three days in the future

Release date: 2022-10-13

Our surf forecast is cool already, but not enough. We give it some enhancements in this release, and we're preparing more important changes to be released in a near future.

Screenshot for release v2.4.0


  • Provide forecast for the day after tomorrow.
  • Change the daily forecast table so that it only displays one full day at a time, with a buttons to change diplayed day.
  • Show the tide level from lowest instead of having the bars start at mid-tide level, to ease readability of the chart.

Bug fixes

  • Always display the forecast in the Canary Islands time zone, regardless of user device's time zone.
  • Adapt text size of the 'how to read a surf forecast' visuals so that it doesn't appear giant when browsing from Safari mobile.
  • Small text readability and responsive design fixes in the forecast details panel.

v2.3.1 - Enhance data availability info in daily forecast table

Release date: 2022-10-04

Bug fixes

  • The daily forecast table is replaced by a notification message instead of being empty, whenever our data provider is not available.
  • Under the hood change: host privacy friendly Plausible Analytics under gonna.surf subdomain.

v2.3.0 - La Caleta Essentials spot guide

Release date: 2022-09-27


Bug fixes

  • Solve some layout issues in the forecast documentation page.

v2.2.0 - Display swell period next to the swell power

Release date: 2022-09-26


  • Show the swell period measure directly in the forecast details panel, instead of having it only available in a tooltip.

Bug fixes

  • Solve issue where the swell period was not updated when changing forecast hour or location.
  • Hide duplicate content in surf report generation tool.

v2.1.0 - Layout enhancements

Release date: 2022-09-20


  • Use either all available width or height in the spot guide, and show a plain background color instead of an image.
  • Display the spot guides above the alternative forecast options in the home page, when navigating from small screens.

v2.0.0 - 🎉 Punta Blanca essentials spot guide, and a new look for the website

Release date: 2022-09-16

We've been busy this summer. The initial plan was to publish a bunch of visual spot guides, and features to let visitors book a surf class. directly from the website. After a quick check, it turned out that the surf camps and surf instructors don't really need yet another booking platform. So we're focusing on publishing educational content. Oh, and we've also made some 'under-the-hood' changes which help us provide a better user experience.

Screenshot for release v2.0.0


  • Publish our first essentials spot guide, introducing Punta Blanca to surfers in a short visual format.
  • Show the daily surf forecast in the home page, instead of having a separate page for it.
  • Optimize the hourly surf forecast page for fast loading, ideal when you have a bad cell coverage. Find the new page here: Quick surf forecast.
  • Change the way how forecast is displayed in the surf forecast map, for better readability on mobile devices.
  • Add page inviting enthusiast visitors to support the project.
  • Replace the 'for surf camps' and 'for instructors' page by gonna.surf for sponsors page.
  • Change the look-and-feel of the website. We switched the underlying technology in order to get more flexibility, stability and broader browser support.
  • Display the approximate read time next to the published educational content.

v2.0.0-pre-5 - đŸ›Ģ Fuerteventura North - Surf destination guide

Release date: 2022-08-30

Screenshot for release v2.0.0-pre-5


  • Add a guide describing Fuerteventura North as a surf destination.
  • Simplify the swell visuals in the forecast: the bar char's color is now set based on the swell power, instead of having a separate pill for the swell power.

v2.0.0-pre-4 - Show waves power

Release date: 2022-08-20


  • Display the power of waves rather than the swell period. Swell period can still be seen by tapping on the swell power.
  • Make 'how to read a surf forecast' page faster to load.

Bug fixes

  • Small layout tweaks in the home page.

v2.0.0-pre-3 - Landing pages for partners

Release date: 2022-08-03

In preparation of v2 release next fall, a set of pages for partners is added to the site.


v1.5.0 - Small visual enhancements

Release date: 2022-06-24


  • Replace forecast overview in home page by images, to clarify that these are clickable links leading to surf forecast page.
  • Merge the daily and hourly forecast cards in the home page.
  • Enhance layout of 'how to read a surf forecast': make sure that the images don't get too large when displayed on wide screens.
  • Misc. other small UI and copywriting enhancements.
  • Smooth-scroll when clicking on in6page navigation links.

Bug fixes

  • Text in buttons should not be underlined.

v1.4.0 - 🌜 Fly me to the moon!

Release date: 2022-06-07

There's more to the tides than 'low', 'mid', 'high'. In this release, moon phases and tide amplitudes are introduced visually in order to better depict how the tide is actually likely to be.

Screenshot for release v1.4.0


  • Display the nearest moon phase and tide amplitude information.
  • Center the tide chart at sea level zero, and scale the bars according to the tide's amplitude.
  • Update the How to read a surf forecast guide to reflect latest changes.
  • Misc. layout enhancements.

v1.3.0 - Daily surf forecast table usability enhancements

Release date: 2022-05-26


  • In the home page, enhance display of daily forecast excerpt and navigation towards the full table.

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that 'today' and 'tomorrow' labels are placed in the relevant column above the daily surf forecast table.

v1.2.0 - 🎚ī¸ display tide in daily forecast table

Release date: 2022-05-25

Screenshot for release v1.2.0


  • Show the tide in the daily forecast table.
  • Optimize layout for a better experience in smaller screens.

Bug fixes

  • Solve an error causing 'today' to be displayed instead of 'tomorrow' in the hourly forecast page.
  • Correct a few typos 🤭.

v1.1.0 - Recommendations tweaks and usability enhancements

Release date: 2022-05-10


  • Update the surf recommendation rules so that low power swell gives a 'Fair' rather than 'Good' recommendation.
  • Daily forecast UI enhancements.

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that content has a suitable size in Safari browser.

v1.0.0 - Full day forecast view

Release date: 2022-05-07

Gonna.surf can now be used to plan your surf day even more easily, thanks to a new compact visual.


  • Add a new daily forecast page with a summarized view of the conditions today and tomorrow in all the locations.
  • Create a new home page leading to the different features.
  • Fine-tune the colored-coded surf conditions recommendations.
  • Enhance page load performance.
  • Tweak layout in multiple pages.

Bug fixes

  • Display the tide in Canary Island time zone rather than GMT.
  • Ensure that the whole map is clickable for panning and zooming.
  • Update the colored recommendation indicator in the map when user navigates through forecast hours.

v0.37.1 - Handle unavailable data source

Release date: 2022-05-07


  • Display an information to the visitors whenever the forecast data is not available.

Bug fixes

  • Prevent the application from crashing whenever the weather forecast service is not responding.

v0.37.0 - Add a directory of surf spots webcams

Release date: 2022-05-02


  • A new page links to known webcams filming the surf spots in the North of the island.
  • The forecast cards are ordered according to locations in the hourly forecast page, on larger screens (i.e. West is on the left, North West right above it etc).
  • Small updates to the website style.

v0.36.0 - Explain how to read a surf forecast

Release date: 2022-04-21

We add a new page detailing the meaning of all the surf forecast card components.

Screenshot for release v0.36.0

v0.35.0 - Layout and SEO enhancements

Release date: 2022-04-13

This release groups a set of small usability updates. Also, some information has been added to let search engines better understand what the site is about.


  • Tweak minimap colors so that the forecast location markers stand out.
  • Simplify the bar charts display: no background and borders for swell height and wind speed bars, and round the bars' corners.
  • Make the neutral location recommendation (black border) consistent with the red / amber / green recommendations, in terms of indicator thickness.
  • Prevent the content from stretching too much on wide displays.
  • Add metadata for search engines.

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that bar charts get updated when hour changes.

v0.34.1 - Small fixes

Release date: 2022-04-09

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that the current hour is selected by default, rather than previous hour (bug appeared with daylight saving time).
  • Fix spot name shown super small in the surf reports (regression introduced in v0.34.0).

v0.34.0 - Surf report page copywriting

Release date: 2022-04-06


  • Add explanations about what the surf report creation tool, and highlight the importance of sharing responsibly.
  • Optimize some images for faster page load.

v0.33.0 - Surf report usability enhancements

Release date: 2022-04-05

Small set of changes to enhance the experience while creating surf reports.

Screenshot for release v0.33.0


  • Group the spots by coast in the selection menu.
  • Display a placeholder image where the report preview is to be shown, before user uploads his own photo.

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that our beloved handwritten style font is used on the reports in all devices.
  • Ensure that the whole page fits within the screen horizontally, in smaller screens.

v0.32.0 - Site navigation enhancements

Release date: 2022-04-04


  • Add links from home page to maps and surf report pages.
  • On mobile devices, collapse the top navigation menu when visitors move to another page.
  • Add an explicit link to the hourly forecast (home page) in the top navigation menu.
  • Animate forecast hour laterally rather than vertically, to match with the arrow buttons directions.
  • SEO: update the 'meta' title and description fields, as well as thumbnail images.

Bug fixes

  • Surf report: fix a bug happening on some mobile devices, where the surf forecast hour from uploaded photo is incorrect.
  • Surf report: ensure that the download report button gets enabled on mobile devices.

v0.31.2 - Text scaling in portrait mode surf report

Release date: 2022-04-02

Bug fixes

  • Fix a bug causing the forecas text to be very small over portrait mode surf report images.

v0.31.1 - Layout bugfix

Release date: 2022-03-30

Bug fixes

  • Solve an issue causing thelayout to be broken in news and about pages.

v0.31.0 - 👍 Recommended locations

Release date: 2022-03-29

The surf forecast now gets interpreted in order to provide visitors with a visual recommendation. Stay safe, always make sure by yourself that the conditions are OK before going to the water.

Screenshot for release v0.31.0


  • Add a Red / Amber / Green highlight to forecast cards depending on the conditions.
  • Make the forecast hour more prominent.
  • Better privacy: we self-host the fonts rather than retrieving them from Google fonts.
  • Performance: Use only one font instead of two, pre-load the font for faster page rendering.
  • Performance: optimize background image for faster loading.

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that the forecast card diplayed by default in the map on mobile devices is visible on screen.

v0.30.0 - Compact surf forecast display enhancements

Release date: 2022-03-27

This release enhances the previously created compact forecast page in order to display some missing info, while keeping a minimalist layout. A set of small bugs are also fixed at the same occasion.

Screenshot for release v0.30.0


  • Show the swell height and wind speed bar charts in the compact display.
  • Display the surf condition labels (flat, power, windy) in the compact forecast display layout.
  • Simplify the forecast presentation: remove the horizontal bar chart representing the swell period.
  • Instead, color the swell period text depending on the period value: red for very low swell period, orange for low swell period, green for high swell period.

Bug fixes

  • Fix a bug causing the wind direction label to sometimes be "N/A" instead of "cross-onshore".
  • UI: Ensure that the background image covers the whole screen on smaller displays.
  • Tweak margins and font sizes to avoid text overlaps happening on certain screen sizes.

v0.29.0 - đŸ”Ŋ Less is more

Release date: 2022-03-25

The map with all its interactive features takes quite some space, and displaying all of these on smaller screens is a challenge.

To enhance the experience on mobile (77% of the visitors use gonna.surf from their smartphones), a compact version of the forecast is shown instead by default. The map is still here, but in a separate page.

Screenshot for release v0.29.0

v0.28.1 - Surf report layout enhancements

Release date: 2022-03-24

We made sure that surf reports look great regardless the size and orientation of the uploaded surf pics.

v0.28.0 - Surf report creation tool

Release date: 2022-03-22

Gonna.surf users can now create and share a surf report in few seconds. We tried our best to make it as easy as possible to use.

  1. Take a picture of the spot.
  2. Pick the spot name.
  3. Tell how the conditions are (wave quality, crowd).
  4. Share the surf report.

Try it now at gonna.surf/surf-report!

Screenshot for release v0.28.0

v0.27.0 - News page

Release date: 2022-03-21

Publish the present page, to inform visitors about the evolutions of gonna.surf.

v0.26.0 - đŸ’Ē Show swell power

Release date: 2022-03-13


  • Show a tooltip on mobile devices for power badge (in order to display the power measure).
  • Update about page meta description for search engines.

v0.25.0 - ↔ Extend available forecast + Usability enhancements

Release date: 2022-03-12

Screenshot for release v0.25.0


  • Forecast for the whole next day is now always available, instead of only up to in 24 hours.
  • Tide prediction is now always shown on larger screens.
  • Add links to gonna.surf's social media accounts.

Bug fixes

  • Fix bar charts inconsistent sizes occasionally happening.

v0.24.0 - ℹ About page

Release date: 2022-03-08

Add a page describing the project

v0.20.0 to v0.23.0 - Usability enhancements

Release date: 2022-02-25 to 2022-03-07

Sets of changes and bug fixes mainly related to layout.

v0.19.0 - Tide display

Release date: 2022-02-24

Show the tide prediction (bar chart and height in meters)

v0.18.0 - Add tooltip to forecast marker

Release date: 2022-02-23

Display the name of forecast station next to the markers, instead of inside the forecast cards

v0.17.0 - Cluster surf spot markers

Release date: 2022-02-23

Whenever multiple surf spots are close to each other, they get clustered, to avoid overlapping icons.


  • Cluster surf spot markers dynamically depending on zoom level.
  • Add 'La Derecha de los Alemanes' (aka 'German's right') to the spots.
  • Update website thumbnail image.
  • Update website favicon.

v0.16.0 - Usability enhancements

Release date: 2022-02-22

Layout tweaks mainly aimed at display on mobile devices

v0.15.0 - đŸ–ŧ Visual forecast display

Release date: 2022-02-21

Screenshot for release v0.15.0


  • Represent swell and wind directions using large icons oriented as suitable.
  • show large swell height and wind speed measurs.
  • show bar charts for swell height , swell periods and wind speed.

v0.14.0 - Switch map technology

Release date: 2022-02-20

Use mapLibre instead of Leaflet to power the interactive maps. This fixes an issue on mobile devices where taps were not always working.

v0.13.0 - Display surf spots

Release date: 2022-02-09


  • In addition to the surf forecast points, the main surf sports of Fuerteventura North shore are now shown on the map: Punta Blanca, Majanicho, El Cotillo (Piedra playa), El Hierro, Punta Elena, Flag Beach, El Burro, Playa del Moro).
  • Round measurements to either zero or one decimal based on selected unit.

v0.12.0 - More compact mobile design

Release date: 2022-02-08

v0.11.1 - Display correct forecast hour in Safari

Release date: 2022-02-06

Bug fixes

  • Safari now displays the correct forecast hour instead of an obscure error message.

v0.11.0 - Choose your unit

Release date: 2022-02-04

Gonna.surf v0.11.0 lets user choose the measurement units they perfer.

Screenshot for release v0.11.0


  • Users can select their preferred measurement units for wave height (meter, feet) and wind speed (knots, m/s, km/h, Bft, mph). The preferences are saved in the browser storage for re-use in next visits.
  • Hide non-essential information by default on mobile devices.

v0.10.0 - responsive design and small UX enhancements

Release date: 2022-02-02

Enhance the experience on small screens.

Screenshot for release v0.10.0

v0.9.1 - Time zone fixes

Release date: 2022-02-01

Bug fixes

  • Ensure that Canary Islands time zone is always used.
  • Fix time formatting, which was not always the same depending on the web browser used.

v0.9.0 - Time travel

Release date: 2022-02-01

Users can now navigate and explore the hourly forecast in the next 24 hours.

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue where server uses incorrect time zone to filter forecast hours.

v0.8.0 - 🌍 Interactive map display

Release date: 2022-01-25

As of this versions, an interactive map is presented to the visitors

Screenshot for release v0.8.0


  • Let users zoom in and out, and pan through the map.
  • Display the forecast cards at the location of the weather stations.
  • Show a 'flat' badge whenever the waves have very low power.

v0.7.0 - Further enhancements

Release date: 2022-01-14


  • Add copyright attribution notices.

v0.6.1 - Layout fixes

Release date: 2022-01-10

Bug fixes

  • Fix mobile layout .
  • Correct arrows orientation for sell and wind directions.

v0.6.0 - Enhance forecast display

Release date: 2022-01-10

First steps are making the forecast more visual, and also shown in a more compact manner.

v0.5.0 - 🌟 Hello, surf forecast!

Release date: 2022-01-06

Here we go! This is the first version of the website displaying surf forecast information, with data extracted from the Spanish Meteorology Agency (AEMET).

Screenshot for release v0.5.0


  • Display the weather forecast conditions in the next hour in 6 forecast stations of Fuerteventura North. Indicators:
    • Swell height.
    • Swell period.
    • Wind speed.
    • Wind direction.
  • Update the forecast automatically every 30 minutes.

v0.4.0 - 3D Watercolor map of Fuerteventura North

Release date: 2021-12-18

In this release, we make the website more visual by displaying a map of Fuerteventura North.

Screenshot for release v0.4.0


  • Display Fuerteventura map as full page background, with 3D shaded relief.
  • Give the site this hand-written, less formal look thanks to paperCSS framework.
  • Update project description text.
  • Remove UI mockups.

v0.3.0 - Small enhancements

Release date: 2021-10-19

Refine home page content, add mockups of the solution.

v0.2.0 - Basic enhancements

Release date: 2021-10-06

Complete some basic setup for the website


  • Integrate privacy-friendly analytics solution 'Plausible analytics', in order to measure the visits.
  • Add a favicon.

v0.1.0 - 🚀 Just getting started

Release date: 2021-10-05

First release of the website, containing only a brief description and a 'coming soon' message.

Screenshot for release v0.1.0