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Cam misery: it’s looking good up north

Posted on March 27th, 2009 in At large, Cams today, Editor's picks.

Hello all,

It may be dire in Sydney today, but those of you up north, particularly in Queensland, are doing rather well.

Watch ’em and weep:

Coastalwatch Noosa cam: lotsa lines for the mals

Swellnet Snapper: what can you say, but line land?

Coastalwatch Byron: ought to be enough for everybody today

Coastalwatch Lennox beach: Yeah, not their best cam, but if you know the place, you can believe there just might be something fun at the point on low tide…

29.01.09 news and cams of interest

Posted on January 29th, 2009 in Cams today, Cool Picks, Editor's picks.

Hi All

The best of the Australian surf cams I could find this morning was coastalwatch’s Margs cam. Proper waves out west for you lucky pups. Qld, NSW and Vic all look knee to waist high for the most part.

About the best live cam I could find overseas was’s Rocky Point unit on the north shore. Not super clean, but some size at least…

Looks as though today’s high tide spots will be the low tide spots for our kids and grandkids – according to the latest research from the CSIRO. Here’s a taste from the story on the ABC site.

Dr John Church told the committee a sea level rise of 80 to 90 centimetres by 2100 seems likely.

He says strong action now will not stop significant coastal disruption.

“We cannot prevent all sea level rise. We will have to adapt to some sea level rise,” he said.

The scientists say that uncertainty about melting icecaps means it is hard to predict the impact of rising sea levels on the Australian coastline.

I wonder what the rising tide’ll do to surf spots such as the Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland? According to this write up in the Santa Barbara Independent, there’s a good new surf movie about Irish surfing making its world debut in my old home town. The doco is called Waveriders and is the work of a guy named Joel Conroy. Here’s a bit of the blurb from the film’s website:

Waveriders is the previously untold story of the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon and today’s pioneers of Irish big wave surfing. The story unfolds through the inspirational and ultimately tragic history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth. Freeth, son of an Irishman, was responsible for the rebirth of this sport of Hawaiian kings in the early twentieth century. With its distinguished cast of world-renowned Irish, British and Irish/American surfers WAVERIDERS journeys full-circle from Hawaii to California and back to Irish shores following Freeth’s wave of influence. This journey reaches a spectacular climax when the surfers conquer the biggest swell ever to have been ridden in Ireland catching monster waves of over fifty feet.

23 Dec 08: cam picks

Posted on December 23rd, 2008 in Cams today.

Thanks to the NE windswell, the most interesting cams on the east coast are those at beaches with good exposure to that direction – funny that.

Swellnet’s Manly cam shows surprisingly uncrowded little things coming in, but I reckon it looks a bit nicer for the early at Coffs Harbour.

The tide’ll probably be an issue later, and the wind is starting to work over the south end, but ZeeBra looks the tastiest option for eastern suburb surfers if the Coastalwatch Maroubra cam is any guide…

I know the waves aren’t any better than here in Sydney, but I wouldn’t mind messing about in the little things at Lennox Beach (coastalwatch cam).

Doesn’t look as though we’re missing much in Hawaii – if the Surfline Backdoor pipe cam is anything to go by. (You have to wait for this one, and then they only give you 30 seconds of vision.)

I looked around the world to see if I could find any other interesting surf, but it seems that anywhere with a cam has dud waves. Steamer Lane looks wretched for instance. About the nicest looking view I could find was of reporter Bruce’s stamping grounds. The Surf still snap looks clean and empty.

Pipeliners having fun at 4pm

Posted on December 21st, 2008 in Cams today, Editor's picks.

21-12-2008 — It’s 1pm here and 4pm yesterday at Pipeline. They’re having a fun surf with nice overhead peaks, and it doesn’t look hugely crowded. Some great surfing going on as usual – right now.


Here’s a link to the cam Pipeline Camera – and you can control the cam.

Massive Mavs

Posted on December 18th, 2008 in Cams today, Vids we like.

Late November and they get a bit of swell at Mavericks…