About MSW

MSW is the oldest, most popular and most detailed free long range surf forecast on the web. Whether you're a travelling pro, big wave afficiando, local hero or weekend warrior, with a little effort you can use our tools to score more of the right waves across the globe. Every month 1.5 million surfers all over the world check MSW before they hit the beach.

MSW isn't about telling you where to go or when, instead providing you with the tools to become your own surf forecasting expert. With a little of your time and the help we provide you can accurately make the call wherever you choose to surf.

Our network of live human reporters update in real time, our forecasts update four times a day, and a decade of tweaking and tuning our data makes MSW both timely and accurate.

Trusted by contest directors from: Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Billabong, O'Neill, Roxy, Swatch and more for competitions ranging from showcase big wave events with long waiting periods, to hour-by-hour decisions for the ASP World Tour. Our data is used to plan for some of surfing's largest and most popular events.

Exactly the same tools used to make the call for the world's top surfers are available for free, right here and now for you.

MSW covers almost 3,000 beaches in 180 countries. After learning to forecast for your local break you can take MSW on your travels and get to the right spot at the right time wherever you may head. From the Mentawai Islands to Madagascar we've been there and fine-tuned the forecast.

Add in detailed Stormrider surf guide information, historic and seasonal conditions and hundreds of thousands of photos and MSW becomes an essential travel planning tool.

Surf forecasting has a learning curve just like riding waves, but you don't need to master your air reverse to get be the one in the know on the latest swells, winds and tides. With a little experience and the articles and videos here you can become your own surf forecast expert and we're here to help. 

Contact us by email or better yet hit our Facebook page to talk directly to the programmers and surf forecasters who run MSW with any questions or suggestions. It's your website, built on over a decade of your feedback and experience.  


With live winds, ocean buoy readings, HD webcams, detailed long range forecasting, direct beach reports, hurricane tracks, photos, videos and a wealth of editorial content for spots all around the globe join 1.5 million other surfers from Australia to Alaska and get exploring. MSW is your ultimate one stop surfing resource.