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Title: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: SoCalSupper on December 07, 2010, 07:19:03 PM
Like to stare at it when its cold-rainy-flat in SOcal....
Whats your favorite?

http://www.mamasbeachcam.com/ (http://www.mamasbeachcam.com/)
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: Easy Rider on December 07, 2010, 07:42:47 PM
Just watched it for a couple of minutes - had to be 50+ guys in the water.
One (1) guy got up and rode for 5 seconds - the rest floundered.
Sure is a good thing SUP is restricted there - - they would put the crawlers to shame.
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: stoneaxe on December 07, 2010, 08:06:03 PM
A bunch listed in casts... http://www.standupzone.com/casts.htm (http://www.standupzone.com/casts.htm)

Wish we had more of the controllable live cams around here.
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: SoCalSupper on December 07, 2010, 08:13:39 PM
duh!-thanks Stoney!-never clicked on that before-thanks for showing me, im a little slow!! :D
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: surf monkey on December 08, 2010, 01:15:05 PM
Double Duh for me too thanks for the casts info
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: southwesterly on December 08, 2010, 03:04:29 PM
What's a "Cast"?
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: crtraveler on December 08, 2010, 05:15:58 PM
www.longbeachsurfcam.com (http://www.longbeachsurfcam.com)

Long Beach, NY (Long Island)
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: cameraguy on December 08, 2010, 05:40:17 PM
check out this live HD camera from the www.hdrelay.com (http://www.hdrelay.com) camera service team   

 this live camera is one the best live SUP focused cameras hands down !

http://www.balihai.com/Blog/kauai-hd-webcam (http://www.balihai.com/Blog/kauai-hd-webcam)/

live on Hanalei Bay, Hawaii  right on the surf

PS be sure to use the full screen mode on a nice monitor however it will cause massive amounts of day dreaming and asking yourself "why am I not there"

be sure to tell the Bali hai coldwell bankers group how much you appreciate the great cams

Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: stoneaxe on December 08, 2010, 07:15:19 PM
What's a "Cast"?

 ;D.... fore"cast"

I think a lot of folks...me included...tend to come straight to the forum but there's more to the zone than just the forum. I'm going to post a new thread on it....easy to overlook.

Admin requested many moons ago to submit favorite forecast tools for your area....should probably get updated
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: SoCalSupper on December 09, 2010, 11:17:22 AM
Cameraguy-Nice!- the one at Hanalei-geez i could watch that for hours!
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: cameraguy on December 09, 2010, 01:04:46 PM
socalsuper

thanks for the kudos my group www.hdrelay.com sets up and provide hosting service for live Surf  and resort cams world wide

here is another world class HD  resort sup live cam over looking Diamond Head to Waikiki Beach.

http://www.obrhi.com/hawaii/diamond-head-beach-hawaii-webcam/

be sure to try this with the full screen mode as well

please ohana rentals folks know you appreciate this free cam they provide


Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: SoCalSupper on December 11, 2010, 04:53:27 PM
another great cam!
thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: andygere on December 13, 2010, 08:43:42 AM
I hate beach cams, they are the downfall of surfing civilization.  Cameras = crowds.
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: cameraguy on December 13, 2010, 09:25:56 PM
here is a live controllable HD camera we did in S cal over tourmaline surf park , its great for checking texture, crowds and wind.

for www.sundiego.com (http://www.sundiego.com) surf shops

http://www.sundiego.com/static/surfcam_pacificbeach.php] [url]http://www.sundiego.com/static/surfcam_pacificbeach.php (http://[url)[/url]

andygere- fyi  tourmo has always been crowded out way before cameras

i love the comment "down fall of surfing civilization " 

when was surfing civilized ? how civil is wasting fuel driving around looking for the least crowded spot to stand up surf?

the real problem is when people set up low quality live  cams where you cant see any details it makes the viewer take a guess go to the mainstream breaks. the new HD camera systems if professional serviced give us usable data to make best use of your local knowledge, plus they are great for the local surf businesses website etc...


Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: SoCalSupper on December 14, 2010, 06:50:16 AM
I hate beach cams, they are the downfall of surfing civilization.  Cameras = crowds.
i disagree-clearly these SUP kooks are the downfall of surfing-just kidding-i dont really care actually-and if a young-obnoxious-agressive surfer looks at the cam and sees SUPs as far as the eye can see maybe he will go somewhere else!?
If i had a cam i would paste cutout pics of SUPs on it-big huge 12 lairds!-and tugboats!-oh and kayaks and butt boarders!
bottom line is im going out if it looks fun-suppers-longboards-shorties-butt boarders whatever-if you paddle out with a good attitude and just be cool you can have a good time just about anywhere.
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: andygere on December 14, 2010, 10:58:19 AM
Whatever happened to watching the weather, knowing the swell and wind conditions that made your favorite break work, and just putting in the time?  I hate the notion that we are all guaranteed instant gratification, entitled to know at any instant where conditions are best, and do it all for free.  Sure, good surf spots were always crowded, but now when a new swell arrives, they are instantly crowded.  Gone are the days when the local guys who check it religiously every morning get rewarded with a few hours of good waves before the huddled masses descend on it.  I stand by it:Beach cams suck.
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: Dwight (DW) on December 14, 2010, 12:16:24 PM
 I stand by it:Beach cams suck.

I know people who live and die by the beach cam and therefore often miss the good days.

There is no substitute for going to the beach and looking for yourself.

So for all those who watch beach cams, keep watching  :P
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: cameraguy on December 17, 2010, 01:32:44 PM
sure  i get it bah humbug technology sucks etc...

but this cam is SUP - http://www.balihai.com/Blog/kauai-hd-webcam/ (http://www.balihai.com/Blog/kauai-hd-webcam/)
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: jdmotes on December 17, 2010, 02:12:22 PM
sure  i get it bah humbug technology sucks etc...

but this cam is SUP - http://www.balihai.com/Blog/kauai-hd-webcam/ (http://www.balihai.com/Blog/kauai-hd-webcam/)

Man! It's small as crap over there, right now... Of course, it's flat as crap here in J-Ville too, right now....       :'(                         Later,       JD
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: SoCalSupper on December 17, 2010, 02:22:06 PM
Patterson basically put out a beach cam for my local favorite break not long ago that included some friends of the Carcarchadon variety-now its not as crowded!
BEACH-GOPRO CAMS RULE!! ;D
Title: Re: Favorite Beach Cam(s)?
Post by: shapeshifter on December 18, 2010, 06:51:15 AM
(http://www.mykpod.com/public_html.jpg)
...had to hack a website to give you this weaky leak.
these are my home breaks to the immediate south. hollywood (osterman) beach in the foreground, foster beach in the middle, then wilson/montrose (where i teach sup) in the background. you may be able to recognize the chicago skyline in the distance. this image updates every 5 or 10 minutes (upon refresh) and occasionally focused on the "pride" side of things when it gets hot out there.
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