An Extensible and Snappy Waveform Viewer


If you just want to try things out, you can try surfer right in the web-browser at However, performance is a bit worse than native, and some features are missing so for day-to-day use it is recommended to install the native version.

The preferred way to install Surfer to build it from source which should work on Linux, Mac and Windows.

You can also download pre-built binaries for Linux and Windows

Note that sometimes Windows Defender has been known to report Surfer and other rust projects as a trojan. If in doubt, please use Virus total to check.

Development Information

Contributions to Surfer are very welcome! See the list of issues if you do not have any suggestions on your own. Some basic development information is available.


Surfer is licensed under the EUPL-1.2 license.