ASB MAGAZINE: True Axis along with Official Partners World Surf League (WSL) and Surfline today announced the worldwide launch of TRUE SURF. TRUE SURF is the world’s most authentic mobile surfing game. TRUE SURF utilizes True Axis’ real-world physics simulation engine, powered by live Surfline weather forecasts, to enable the virtual replication of a realistic surfing experience, similar to a surfer’s favored pastime of ‘mind surfing’ the waves from the beach.
TRUE SURF is available for download for FREE now at Apple’s App Store and players can enter the WSL Trials for Stop No. 9 on the WSL Championship Tour (CT), the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France, to see if they have what it takes to become a World Champion.
True Axis Managing Director Luke Ryan said, “We wanted to create a game that can replicate the excitement and variability of surfing where conditions are always changing. I think TRUE SURF achieves that. With real-time data from Surfline implemented, we’re having a lot of fun just opening the app each day to check out the TRUE SURF surf cams. There is also a lot of depth in picking the right board from your quiver to match the surf. We are committed to TRUE SURF after launch and are excited to engage with players to help us focus our future efforts.”
TRUE SURF includes 21 of the world’s best waves from classic reef breaks with hollow barrels at Pipe in Hawaii, Cloudbreak, Fiji to rolling ‘power-curve’ breaks at Bells Beach, Australia. Or try to beat the sections at some of the fastest point breaks like Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. If BIG waves are your thing, then head to Nazare, Portugal and Jaws (Pe-ahi), Hawaii.
“Surfline are a proud partner of TRUE SURF to help virtual surfers Know Before They Go, and to power the game-play experience with real-time conditions,” said Surfline SVP of Corporate Development, Ross Garrett. “Of course, we also love playing the game.”
WSL Chief Community Officer, Tim Greenberg said, “We’re very excited to announce the launch of the WSL’s official mobile game. Our fans have been asking for this product and we’re thrilled to be partnering with True Axis and Surfline to bring it to life. This is a fantastic opportunity for both surfers and new audiences to engage with and enjoy our incredible sport anytime, anywhere at their fingertips.”
TRUE SURF’s first live WSL CT competition is the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France. Players can enter during the event window from October 3 through to October 14, 2018 and will have 3 minutes to register the best 2 wave scores possible. Players can enter multiple times so stay tuned to the best conditions!
TRUE SURF is powered by real time surf forecasting data from Surfline (experts in marine weather forecasting). Data is updated throughout the day and includes Swell Height, Swell Direction, Wind, Tide and Water Temperature.
True Surf will be distributed through the App Store for iOS mobile devices and will follow up with Google Play store for Android shortly after.
About True Axis:
True Axis is a multi-awarding winning game development company based in Australia. True Axis’ real world physics simulation engine enables demanding games and virtual interactive environments.
True Axis focus in the action sports genre is skateboarding and surfing. During the digital replication of these sports, True Axis strives to be as true to the sport as possible (on a mobile device) including acknowledgement of past and current shapers of the sport.
True Axis’ skateboarding title is True Skate. True Skate is the world’s most authentic mobile skateboarding game enabling players to flick the board to make it react exactly how you would expect. True Skate is available worldwide across the App Store Google Play and Amazon App Store for Android.
About WSL: The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The organization, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.
The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, annually running more than 180 global events across the Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels, and in doing so crowns the undisputed Men’s and Women’s World Champions across all tours.
Showcasing the world’s best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright, John Florence, Lakey Peterson, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny, Taylor Jensen, Honolua Blomfield, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Courtney Conlogue and more battle on the most dynamic field of play of any global sport.
About Surfline: Surfline’s websites, apps, and data feeds are used each day by surfers around the world to be inspired, entertained, and of course, to Know Before You Go, Surfline’s tagline. Powered by a 30-year data set, proprietary data modeling and a team of meteorologists and scientists with more than 100 years of combined surf forecasting experience, Surfline’s forecasts are unrivaled. With live HD cameras at over 500 surf destinations worldwide and award-winning editorial content, Surfline is the trusted source for all things surf. Surfline is also the company behind www.buoyweather.com and www.fishtrack.com, the leading ocean forecast products in the fishing, boating and marine spaces. For more information visit www.surfline.com.