Surfline app users who also have an Apple Watch (Series 2 or later) can now use the company's new Sessions feature to record your rides. The system uses high definition surfline cameras that are available in many surf locations to save your best waves or deletions. Before a person paddles, they simply press the big Start button in the Apple Watch app.
Once the "session" has started, the surfer just needs to stay in the field of view of the camera ̵
When my Apple Watch discovered that I was riding a wave, it would log how long the trip was and my speed. When I got back to my car and ended the session, the app synchronized with my phone and broke out each turn as its own video. Of course, I was not in any of these videos, but if I had been in the right position, I would have saved my trip for posterity.
I can still share these videos (when I'm in them) with friends when the camera area has actual waves and the whole world can see me repeatedly fall off my longboard.
Surfers have not hurt in ways to shoot videos of themselves. Thanks to the waterproof GoPros and other action cameras, there has been an explosion of footage from the waves. But getting a wide shot that you can easily share with friends without mounting equipment on a surfboard is a nice feature. Plus, you no longer need to convince your friends who aren't surfing that they should shoot videos of you from the beach instead of relaxing.