TideSock Surge Predictor: Block Diagram

Our modular TideSock system receives, displays, and stores real-time tidal data and met data. Gathering data from your serial or network port, TideSock creates good looking displays over LAN or on your web site - for display on PC, Tablet or SmartPhone without requiring browser plug-in or server-side technology. All you need is a standard web-hosting service. More..


The optional Surge Prediction module for TideSock is described here - TideSockSP.


If you wish to create on-line graphs from real-time data being stored in a database please read Database Display Programs.

TideSock Overview | Specification


Delimited data via RS232 / NMEA string via user configurable serial port or LAN.

Database Write

Writes tidal data to any field of any table in a user specifiable database.

Binary Backup

Stores all input data in a compact binary backup file for further analysis.


Produce numerical configurable text displays on flat screen or LAN connected computers.

Web Upload
Uploads a real-time interactive graph of the tide for display in any web browser on PC, Tablet or Smart Phone.