This watch is sick! I get compliments all the time -- from random kids in my university classes, not surfers or sailors. The tides are on the money and accurate for just about any spot you'd want to surf at...even if the exact beach isnt there, you'll be able to get a very good idea of the tides (i.e. Santa Catalina is under Panama Pacific...). The main reason I give such a good review, aside from the style and awedome DUAL!!! tide function is NIXON -- they are a top notch company and when my first Lodown had an issue after a year of heavy use offshore sailing and surfing, they replaced it at no charge no questions asked -- after I mailed it in with a check for a new battery etc. AWESOME. If you're looking for a tide watch, this is the one.