SWELLDONE —SWELLDONE is
The app for virtual rowing and paddling,
and erg training.
Swelldone is an epic, virtual, open-ocean, multi-player paddling experience.
Swelldone takes the exhilarating fun of downwind paddling, simulates it in a massive multi-player online game of limitless ocean, and adds in the intensity of serious training.
Swelldone will help you learn to read waves, choose lines, and improve your fitness to help you paddle smarter and faster.
Join other virtual paddlers in Swelldone and surf endless epic party waves. Choose from different avatars, paddle crafts, courses, environments, and more.
Training on the erg, rower, and machines will never be the same again in the virtual oceans of Swelldone.
Get in on the party waves in Swelldone with multiplayer gameplay. Connect from anywhere in the world and battle head-to-head with your friends and the community.
Paddle the infinite ocean with accurate waves physics model and dynamic, adjustable swells. Swelldone can simulate wind effects from 0-55 kts.
Connect your erg, rower, bike trainer, or fitness device and get cranking. Swelldone integrates with Bluetooth Smart devices including: Concept2 ergs with PM5, KayakPro ergs with GenesisPort, Wahoo Kickr trainers, Wahoo Blue SC sensors, and more.
RUNS ON MOBILE
Designed for mobile, play anywhere at anytime. Swelldone is available for iOS and Android.
Choose a structured workout or benchmark test to focus and track your training.
Switch between multiple camera angles to follow the action in Swelldone. Choose from 1st person, 3rd person, drone, profile, overhead, heli, battlecam, and selfie views.
Choose from multiple, real-world courses to paddle in Swelldone. Discover open waters around geo-accurate Hawaii, Columbia River Gorge, San Francisco Bay, Hong Kong, Toronto, or play in a pure virtual water-world.
Ability to change Time of Day and conditions. Choose to paddle in Swelldone during the day, night, at sunrise, sunset, with light and dark clouds.
Choose your vessel from various paddle crafts in Swelldone. Shred big waves or crush time-trials in a rowing scull, SUP, OC1, or surfski.
Think you're fast? Check against the Swelldone leaderboards for Stoke Points and Longest Wave.
Compete head-to-head against non-player characters that use intelligent pathfinding algorithms. To keep you hands free in erg mode, your Swelldone watercraft will have steering assistance using intelligent pathfinding.
Choose your paddler from various male, female, and junior avatar models. Looking good, is feeling good, is Swelldone!
Sync your Swelldone erg workouts to the Concept 2 Logbook or Strava. Share, track, and analyze your training efforts.
When you need to turn it up to 11 to get on that bump. Take control of your line in Swelldone max-effort power-ups.
For the ultimate training experience, connect your paddle erg, rowing machine, or bike trainer to paddle virtually in Swelldone. Stay engaged with your technique and conditioning workouts in Swelldone.
Swelldone connects using Bluetooth Smart to your fitness machines and heart monitoring devices to capture realtime performance data, including:
- Stroke Rate/Cadence
- Instantaneous Power
- Heart Rate
- Elapsed Time
- and more
Go stroke-for-stroke, watt-for-watt, head-to-head against friends and others in training the Swelldone community.
SWELLDONE RUDDA STEERING CONTROLLER
An open-source hardware & 3D printing project
The Swelldone Rudda is a Bluetooth LE steering controller for the Swelldone app that allows you to steer while paddling or rowing on an erg.
The 3D printable housing is designed to be mounted on top of the Concept2 Row Erg foot stretcher and the KayakPro Paddle Erg foot plate. Open source code for the ESP32 microcontroller is available to get everything up and going in a snap!
Swelldone is an indie game produced and developed by Wyatt Wong.
"Swelldone is a paddling game that's designed from the start to be an open-world experience with a focus on downwind surfing. The experience I wanted for Swelldone was to give the player unlimited access to explore open water and let the waves take you wherever you want to go. I wanted to make the game realistic enough for a paddler to learn and apply their skills to read and get on bumps, yet keep it simple and fun to get lost on endless wave trains."
"I'm a big fan of Zwift and I think being able to use your erg/rower to power your avatar in the game would add a lot more fun to dry-land training and increase program adherence. No one wants to get on the erg, it's monotonous and it's a grind - and I want to change that. I'm in collaboration with KayakPro to connect to their new Genesis Port console for their kayak and OC/dragonboat ergs. This is a feature I'm also building for myself to stay motivated to train consistently in the off-season and I hope that it'll help other athletes stay engaged as well."
"Ultimately, the game is my love letter to the paddling ohana and is a way for me to feel connected with the feel of the ocean." - Wyatt