Watch Your Sea – Vestal Brig Tide & Train

25 Jul Watch Your Sea – Vestal Brig Tide & Train

Knowing the tide is vital to all marine sport including fly fishing in ocean or lower section of river, but you don’t want to always go back and fourth between PC screen and your notebook to remember when and how your tide will be. That’s why surfers and anglers go to a wrist watch with tide graph and moon phase to ease their minds while they are already preoccupied with preparation for other stuff.

As for myself, formerly surfing in beaches and enjoying occasional diving, I have been using Casio G-Shock’s G-Lide series and knowing friends using Casio ProTrek. Tide graph on them are fairly accurate and I have no problem using my watch in waters of Tokyo, Okinawa, or Honolulu. But I found it frustrating that it doesn’t give much detail or tell the future tide of that day.

That’s when I looked for an alternative: Vestal’s Brig Tide & Train.

Designed by pro-surfer Jordy Smith, Brig comes not only the basic functionality of waterproof wrist watch including 100m resistant, it also shows you the current and future tide at 200 locations worldwide including 23 in Japan. If you can’t find the right match then you can edit and create your custom locations! No other watch does that up to my knowledge.


In case you have never tried, surfing is also the best thing you can do to be one with nature. Flying PVC covered fishing line is not the only sport, you know?