New way to find out if surf’s app

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SURFERS can now find out what’s app-ening at the touch of a button.

A new iPhone application, called Surfing in Tynemouth, has been launched by North Tyneside Council to provide surf conditions and forecasts, as well as webcams so beach-goers can check the waves.

It also features details of surf schools, maps, a guide to accommodation and bars and images, as well as a list of facilities such as changing rooms and toilets.

Coun Glynis Barrie, the council’s cabinet member for community services, said: “Mobile technology is becoming ever more popular, and as more and more people use iPhones for easy access to the web, we thought this was the right time to launch an application for surfing in Tynemouth.

“It’s a convenient, quick and easy way to access information without having to leave the house or trawl the internet to find what you’re looking for.”

Stephen Hudson, owner of Tynemouth Surf Co, said: “This app is brilliant for us.

“We can recommend it to surfers and point potential visitors in the right direction to find out everything they need to know about a surfing trip to North Tyneside.”

The app launch coincides with free wi-fi access being made available at the coast for up to 30 users at a time.

The app can be downloaded free of charge from iTunes.

n An exhibition on the history of British surfing can be seen at Whitley Bay’s Spanish City Dome until Sunday, April 10.

It is open Thursday to Sunday.

Admission is £2 for adults and free for children.

For further information details, e-mail events@northtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 643 7409.