Late Drop

Surf more of the waves you love.


About Late Drop



Hi, my name's Adam and I built Late Drop.

Late Drop is a personalised surf forecasting/alert system: you tell us the kind of waves you love surfing, and we tell you where and when to go to find those waves. And you can sign up now!

You'll get an email every morning (before the sun comes up) telling you if there's any good waves near you. And it really is personalised - you define what "good waves" are.

No need to trawl through forecasting sites for all the spots in and around your area, looking for somewhere that might match the conditions you're looking for. For those that love a waist-high mellow sesh, we'll try to find it for them. For those that are after overhead heaviness, we'll hunt that down and tell them when and where to find it.

Whatever it is that you tell us you want, we'll be looking for it for you. We aim to save you a whole heap of time that you would have spent analysing all the data yourself. And we aim to save you some money too, since you won't need to be driving round various spots checking the surf - and hopefully you'll be getting more waves for your parking costs!

Every forecast comes with your own personal score for size and a score for quality. These are both percentages and are there to help you determine whether you're going to the beach that day or not.

The size score will show how close the wave sizes in the forecasted session should be to your idea of perfection, whilst the quality will show whether the session is likely to be any good or not. As an example - if you're looking for 3ft waves, it's entirely possible that a beach could have waves of exactly that size but with a strong onshore wind. In this example, your size score would be high (90+) but the quality score would be low (e.g. 40 or below).

Obviously, only you can decide on any given day what sort of scores will mean you'll go for a surf. This might depend on your lifestyle, commitments, your eagerness to get in the sea etc. We're all different - which is exactly why I created Late Drop in the first place!

As you'll see on the sign-up page, we're currently in a 'beta testing' phase (covering the beaches from Perranporth to Watergate Bay). What this basically means is - we've just launched, and if you sign up now, you'll be part of the vanguard! I'm interested in every single piece of feedback we get from you - if there's something you'd like Late Drop to be able to do, shout up and we'll see what we can do! I've got some ideas of my own, and will probably look to implement some of these over the coming months. But what I'm REALLY interested in, is what YOU want from it.

So, you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Sign up and don't hold back - tell me anything that you like or don't like, or anything that you want to see from Late Drop. My hope is that, together, we'll build something really special.

What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Here's to some great waves - hopefully found for you by Late Drop!

Adam
Founder, Late Drop