Is the surf up? If not, why even bother getting up? This may not be a problem for you in the future, thanks to Max Ashford. He's a design student in the UK. For a class project, he had to develop a product that uses an Arduino controller and has a milled casing. The Surf Indicating Lamp was the result of his efforts.
It gathers data from Magic Seaweed, a website that reports on surfing conditions. Different LEDs inside the lamp light up based on what Magic Seaweed says. If the surf is under 2 feet, it's red. If it's 2-4 feet, the lamp turns blue. If it's over 4 feet, the lamp turns green.