“A massively improved watch for $100 less!”

Price: $399.99

The new GPS is finally available, and Rip Curl have definitely delivered! The most notable of the changes is the decrease in size, it is around 25% smaller than the bulky original which makes a huge difference and as a result it will now fit comfortably under the sleeve of your steamer. Rip Curl have also loaded the watch up with more tech; it shows real-time surf conditions for your location in partnership with Surfline, sunrise/sunset times, moon phases and now had the ability to track other activities/sport (running, swimming, snowboarding, etc.). I’ve always liked to use my GPS when running so that I have distance and time on my wrist so this update which doesn’t log it as a surf is a lot easier than having to delete them all.
Additionally, the newly updated app is working a whole lot better, faster and smoother than it was which makes synching your surfs quick and easy.

The Search GPS 2 is the same as its predecessor and comes with a charger chord which clips onto the back and is a whole lot more convenient than having to send a watch back for a battery replacement. You get 7 hours of surf time when its connected to satellites and around 6 months of normal use. The watch also has the same one-touch time/tide set for your location using satellites so that you don’t have to scroll through all of Rip Curls tide locations when arriving somewhere new.


  • Time, tide, surf/other tracking, moon phase, sunrise/sunset, timer and alarm functions
  • Live surf conditions
  • 100m Waterproof
  • GPS one-touch time and tide for your location
  • Surf tracking records your total distance travelled, top speed, number of waves caught, distance paddled, longest wave and top speed on last wave
  • Other tracking records your total distance, time and top speed
  • Free app which allows you to create a profile, load your surfs and follow friends
  • 5-year limited warranty


  • Much smaller than the original
  • Live Surf conditions
  • Tracking for activities other than surfing
  • Sunrise and sunset times


  • Only 7 hours of surf-time battery life (the original had 10)

Blogged By: Tim