Perfect tool for all surfers/travelers

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gab23surf started the topic in Thursday, 26 Sep 2019 at 3:32pm

www.mywavefinder.com

Created this for all fellow travelers to help them find the perfect surfing destination for them. It is still in the early stages and a big work in progress but all comments are welcome

Enjoy

www.mywavefinder.com

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GODS QUAD commented Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019 at 10:05pm

Hey mate, not a bad effort. I like the idea but needs some refinement. Have you created the algorithm? Or the website? Or both?

It took me 4-5 attempts to get a result through the search, even with very minimal choice inputs. The information on each location was a bit dry, too, if I'm honest.

From a design perspective, it needs a bit of work, also. Typography and branding specifically.

Are you considering developing this more? Or just mucking around with a prototype? Would be keen to help with branding/design if you want some input or collab... Let me know, as it would be a great passion project for me to be a part of.

Cheers.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019 at 11:56pm

Mate, i reckon it's cool and i reckon you're definitely on to something.

I plugged in some filters having a predetermined destination in mind and it nailed it. Well done and good luck for the future.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 at 12:00am

ps- as Bodhi above mentioned, it needs refinement and perhaps more detail, but as an early indicator of what may come, i think it's very well done.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 at 1:43am

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carpetman commented Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 at 9:45am

The site lists the waves in the maldives as "empty" (:~(

Not entirely accurate with the information.

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n!ck commented Friday, 4 Oct 2019 at 12:36pm

As a filter option, how about board type... shortboard, retro, longboard, sup, body board?

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Spuddups commented Saturday, 5 Oct 2019 at 5:24am

Good site. I wonder how many people are gonna select "crowded" as an option.

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frog commented Sunday, 6 Oct 2019 at 10:54am

"minor" concept problem:
- If the web site had thousands of users picking similar criteria it would direct them to a narrow range of spots and result in massive overcrowding.

If it became popular you might have some very unhappy customers and locals.

Frogg

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 6 Oct 2019 at 1:57pm

Frog, sssssh, that’s why I like it,think about it

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gab23surf commented Sunday, 6 Oct 2019 at 2:09pm

hi, thanks for the heads up. I think all the spots I put on the site are already known by most surfers. I try not to mention any secret spots or anything as well as the goal is to help people pick a country or destination and then they will have to do their own deeper research.

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gab23surf commented Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019 at 3:23am

@Gods Squad yes I created the website and the search engine. It is still a work in progress as I do not have that much knowledge in web development but I love doing it and I hope people will love using it just as much! If you have ideas or things to improve, feel free to let me know! Cheers