The hardware to make the surfboard move is very simple and only requires a couple of quick pieces that you can purchase from LittleBits Electronics, a company specialises in making lots of internet connected servos, sensors and lights. All the bits that a do-it-yourselfer needs to make an automatic dog feeder, thermostat adjuster, or mini weather station. It's a tinkering nerd's paradise.
The Tide Machine is a clever little system that makes use of a couple servos that connects to the internet to read and display the online wave reports from Surfline.
Now picture in your head the envoy of your office buddies as you proudly display this on your desk. Now picture in your head how distracting it will be for you. Don’t build this whatever you do, you won't get any work accomplished and your boss will be mad.